As we approach the winter solstice and the shortest day of the year, everything on the farm has settled into its winter routine. The ducks have completely stopped laying. Most of the time the bees are clustered in their hives, but will venture out if the temperatures warm up enough during the day. And I am in a continual discussion with the squirrels about the fact that the pots in the nursery are not the place for them to bury their nuts or look for nuts. Grrr…. We have this discussion every year, but it doesn’t seem to do any good.
This is also the time of year when people’s minds turn to gift giving. If you are looking for a unique, locally produced gift, then I have a few options for you.
- Locally produced honey from my bees located on my farm in Barren County, 13 oz glass, hexagonal jar for $12
- Plants Honey Bees Use in the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys by Shannon Trimboli, 302 page, hardcover for $32 (tax included – I’m happy to sign your book if you would like for me to do so)
- A wide variety of nature and farm-related notecards featuring photographs that I took, $5.25 (including tax) – see all the options at https://shannontrimboli.com/shop/
My next contact-free deliveries will be Tuesday, Dec. 15 (Bowling Green) and Wednesday, Dec. 16 (Glasgow). To order, send me an email with a list of what you want and whether you want to pick it up in Bowling Green or Glasgow. More details about how the contact-free deliveries work can be found at https://shannontrimboli.com/contact-free-deliveries/. The deadline to place an order for this round of contact-free deliveries is 8:00 a.m., Monday, Dec. 14. Let me know if you have any questions.
Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season!
P.S.: If you haven’t already heard, I launched a new podcast! The first full episode is out and can be found on your favorite listening app by searching for “Backyard Ecology.” New episodes will be coming out every Thursday. You can also find all the episodes and show notes on my Backyard Ecology website.