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June 2017

the garden, the blues and the bees

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6:27 3After several days of cool weather and rain (Sunday we fired up our wood stove it was so cold), we finally had a beautiful day to enjoy the outdoors.  We filled it up with a morning outing to a nearby beach then more time outdoors at home, whereas this mama tended to the garden and bees then hiked up our back ridge with the kids in search of ripe berries.  I usually find a few blues before the 4th of July, last year at this time we found a few more than we did today, but we did find some!   It has been a great day to experience the sunshine.

Inside my beehive - mid-June


IMG_3068Here are just a couple of snapshots from the workings inside my beehive.  They are making progress with their colony size and there are some honey stores (not much, but some).  I am keeping a close eye, monitoring and treating for Varroa in effort to build them up as strong as they can be.   


School Days - June - Minnesota Parent


The June issue of Minnesota Parent Magazine is available throughout Minnesota and online now.  My School Days Column this month is titled:  "Let Them Play!" 

Megan Devine - Minnesota Parent Magazine

Be sure to check out all of the other great content in the full issue as well!


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Last Day - Michigan Vacation

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The night of our family vacation was spent at a harbor town a little closer to home - Duluth, MN.  We pushed through Wisconsin on a day that the heat reached close to 90 degrees.  We were going to stay in Ashland, Wisconsin, but the idea of spending an afternoon in the camper with hot and crabby kids did not sound like our cup of tea - so drove on and found a place to stay on Park Point in Duluth.  We were tourists in Canal Park with a different perspective watching ships going under the ariel lift bridge that could have been in other harbor towns on our trip.  

All in all we had a wonderful vacation!