Monday, August 31, 2015

Elk still hanging around

They were here all day. This is a shot of a few of them in the field up above the barn. . They finished off the rest of our cucumbers last night and cleaned up a bunch of apples and pears.
Click on an image to see them in all their elkiness. It truly is an Elky Summer. 

The calves in this bunch were below the house at the pond with a cow or two when we came out this afternoon & clearly distressed, as the bulk of the herd was up near the woods. After a lot of squeeking from both groups,  the bulls went down & rounded them up.

Here's a couple of earlier shots
Raw, no PP.

The shot below is cropped. Still pretty sharp! I'm impressed with the new D750.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The elk are becoming somewhat annoying

Back again this morning & in the garden.  Too many to fit in the freezer. We counted at over 50 once they spread out on the hill above the barn.
As usual, click on one for larger pictures.

                                                              I asked them to leave!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Yard elk

A view from the kitchen window this morning as I started to make a pot of coffee. Not too sharp being as the window glass is ancient. Also, the camera settings were not what they should have been as I was moving a little slow. 
And I though the deer were enough to for the garden to contend with. These guys can prune a fruit tree pretty high up.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Honey house

After having bee stuff stored on the porch, in the basement, in the barn, and in in several other places in the house, at last everything will have a a place to go. With the cut outs & swarms, I'm up to ten hives now this year. We harvested from only three, but got 15 gallons of honey from four supers and a deep. Next year should be even better and if nothing else a whole lot easier. I still have to wire it with outlets and hang some salvaged light fixtures, and add something better than a hose for the water line,  I'll tap into the overhead line from the house to the barn, at the pole about 15 feet to the right of the shed. Then racks for frames, a work bench & some shelves.

10' x 20'

Some of the frames were light colored, some really dark. I just let them mix. The honey is much darker than last year