* I'm pretty sure Bravo Hive lives! By which I mean there's a crapton of activity around the hive; I have neither seen a queen (no hive incursions since my last update due to weather and work) nor observed any workers bringing in pollen (which would mean that they have brood to feed and hence have had a queen laying recently enough that all is most likely well), but...it's a LOT of bees. So I'm hopeful!
* The MFA Chickens are laying pretty well for a quartet of perihenopausal biddies! We're currently debating how we'll expand the flock to our allotted six; I'd like to add two point-of-lay pullets, or maybe cull the oldest hen and add three new birds. Hotter wants to cull them all and start fresh, but I a) think that'd be wasteful if the older gals are still laying and b) don't want to process four birds unless I have to, because GROSS. So talks are underway, but I'm just so glad we can have chickens at home again!
* I have bought the first seeds for this year's Spring garden.
So it may be dreary and cold, and I may be SLIGHTLY feverish and on my second "lunch" of my second double-shift day in a row, but I'm starting to hope that Spring (the real deal, not the calendar technicality) is on the way!
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