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Mason Bees hatching from their cocoons - Video Lapse

3 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Solominer

In the beginning of the video, Bees can be seen crawling around the trays I laid the cocoons in. I set my camera up and recorded all day using video lapse. By half way through the video I did not see any others emerge but there were a few in the beg...

Making planters out of old food containers

30 May 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Solominer

Using coconut oil containers I cut and then heat up the sides to fold them out, giving me spots to place plants in. Strawberries is what I am planning on growing in these. And since making this video they have been doing pretty good. I made this vid...

Planting Goji berry bushes

28 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Solominer

When I got these starter plants, I was expecting to get a Cherry tree as well. I ordered both together, though the Cherry tree was out of stock. It was a Royal Lee, which would be compatible with my Minnie Royal Cherry tree. Unfortunately it did not...

Kestrel house late spring update

27 May 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Solominer

  I was hoping for Kestrels to move into the new bird house I built. Though I got a different kind of bird that ended up moving in this year. The bird that moved in is called a Wren. They are a very common bird here in Georgia. Glad to see the bird...

Mason Bees visiting their old homes

26 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Solominer

I am really glad the Mason Bees are making use of the bee boards I constructed for them last year. I left the old bee homes out so the Bees inside could emerge. The homes with holes in the mud are spots where previous Bees have already left for the...

Planting 2 Cherry trees and 2 Cherry bushes

24 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Solominer

The last few years we have been buying alot of Cherries at the market. And with some free space I thought it would be a good idea to plant some Cherry trees and bushes. It may take a few years to get a tree that produces, so now is a good time to st...

Late Spring Solitary Bee update

23 May 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Solominer

A few of the bee boards has had its holes completely filled in, this is great as they are taking to what I built for them. I see mud all the way to the front of the opening, one of those tunnels is completely filled in. Mission complete by a ms Maso...

Mason Bees making homes - Macro Photography

16 May 2020 2 minute read 3 comments Solominer

I took these pictures in late March when the Bees were busy finding mud and pollen to build their homes. These Solitary Bees will fly back and forth from their homes to places that they find mud. Building cells within the holes in the pictures. The a...

Digging rows for Asparagus and placing crowns in the ground

15 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Solominer

I have a spot in mind for growing something new, figured a perennial plant that I can eat would be a good idea. I settled on Asparagus and got two kinds, some green Jersey Giant Knight and Purple Passion. I dig trenches for the roots and widen out t...

Planting two Apple trees

10 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Solominer

I unbox two new trees that I hope one day will produce an abundance of fruit. I got a Cortland and Honey Crisp Apple tree. One of each. They are a semi dwarf variety so they should not get full size like many that grow in orchards. I dig the holes f...