Belle Rock Farm

Fine chickens in Goodhue County since 2011.

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A busy month…

Monday, April 9th, 2012

April is here, and my bees are supposed to be arriving on Saturday. I have their hive boxes painted, and we leveled out a place for them earlier this weekend. I’m hoping that everything goes according to schedule, as we’ll be out of town for a portion of next week. I’ve beenĀ inoculatingĀ some oak logs with […]

Early spring

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

We’ve had quite the heat wave in southern Minnesota lately–80 degrees in March is throwing us all for a loop. The tulips and chives have made their appearances, and I’ve been able to putter around outside during my spring break. I put together the hive boxes for my bees, and think that the goat pen […]

Bees ordered

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

For the last few weeks I’ve been taking a beekeeping class, and I finally decided to go for it: I have 3 pounds of bees on order for mid-April…right before the goat kids are due and the new chicks arrive. We still need to sit down and order the hive and accompanying equipment. Tonight after […]

February 2012

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Winter is supposed to be a time of rest and preparation…but sometimes it just feels like endless waiting for spring! So to stave off spring fever a bit longer, we started putting together the farm website. It’s still early, and we’re not really sure how much we’ll have for sale this year, but the chickens […]