Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bloom and Bee

As part of getting things in order lately, along with finishing my taxes (yay!) and setting up my facebook page, I added a link on the blog to Essential Depot.  They have been my source for lye ever since it stopped being carried in grocery stores.  Their customer service has always been excellent and their soapmaking line continues to grow.  They carry other supplies, including a line for biofuel makers, and have some pretty cool vintage lye booklets you can download for free.  To check them out, just click on the link at the bottom of the blog.

Spring blooms cheer me on my wanderings around the homestead.  The pollinators seem very happy that the plum and peaches are flowering.  It's so early, I expect a freeze may end up getting the blossoms before Spring truly arrives.   But for now, the honeybees and others are being fed.

The daffodils appear to be finished, except for these sweet miniature Tete-a Tete's under the plum tree.  The grape hyacinths are getting scarce, but there are some regular hyacinths in bloom.  What have you got blooming in your yard?


cookingwithgas said...

weeds and grass need some??

Laurie said...

Got a gracious plenty myself, thanks :o)

Jennifer said...

what a lovely little trio! isn't it nice to see some blooms. so far only the crocus and daffodils here...i too am hoping that no cold spells creep up!