Bees & Honey

Jack and I have been thinking about getting some honey bees for awhile. I’m still not sure if I want to or not since I hear mixed reviews of how well they do here. At our 8500′ altitude it’s more of a challenge to keep them over the winter. We do get pretty cold! There…

My Orchids

I have a couple of orchids that I bought about 1 1/2 years ago.  I didn’t have any experience growing them and didn’t know anyone who had, but they were pretty and I thought I would give it a try.  I brought them home and put them in a south window that gets filtered light. …

Rocky Mountain Plants

Dandelion Yesterday we went to a Chautauqua at the Florissant library to listen to a woman speak about native plants and herbs and their many uses.  This woman, Mary Marques, is a certified herbalist and has been practicing herbal medicine and natural remedies in the Rocky Mountains for more than 40 years.She’s quite knowledgeable and…

Seasons

Some of my coworkers and I were talking today about how quickly this year is going by since, after all, the first week of February is already over. Someone said that they wondered what happened to December and January.  I wonder what happened to 2000 and all of the years since. I’ve always heard that…