Tag Archives: lilacs

Bustin’ Out All Over

Three weeks ago, I picked up two nucleus colonies of Vermont-bred bees up near the Canadian border and installed them in my back yard.  It feels good to be an actual, rather than theoretical, beekeeper again.  They say every beekeeper will make every mistake possible and in that regard, I imagine I’m a prodigy, after […]

About That Time

Skies are gray; temperatures are in the 40s. We had the first big downpour (liquid) in Burlington Sunday evening. I stood on the porch and watched the rain. Twigs on the crabapple trees glistened in the streetlights. It’s rare, I realized to see rain come down with no leaves on the trees. It’s not exactly […]