First, if you don't live locally (Moscow, ID), it is important to let you know that we had a record amount of snow this year. Most of it came in February. I think I heard estimates of up to 50 inches of snow over the winter. Here are the water trough raised beds to show the depth of the snow.
This picture was taken on March 1st...
This picture was taken yesterday (March 24th)...things are melting nicely...
I experimented with growing lettuce inside. I started some in December. It worked really well!
|Mark and Henry getting ready to "tube" down the hill.|
We continue to work on diet and exercise. I have been taking Mark swimming and he really enjoys it. I thought I took a short video of Mark swimming but I must have deleted it by accident.
It looks like we are on the right track with the weight loss. Yes, there are some ups and downs and we plateaued for a little bit but we seem to be back on track now...I would say he has lost about 15 pounds at this point. Still would like to see him lose another 55 pounds...I know that seems like a lot but with warmer weather coming, we should be able to get out and exercise a little more.
Sad news...the bees did not make it. Yes, these are all dead bees that were at the bottom of the Langstroth hive. My top bar hive did not make it either. I cleaned out the hives yesterday and have already ordered new bees (hopefully, they will be available on April 13th!). I will harvest some honey from the top bar hive so that is a nice thing to look forward to.
Lastly, I spent some time yesterday measuring and flagging our "front" yard where we are going to be building our poultry coops.
Looking forward to warmer temperatures!