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August 18, 2008

Oh, life on the farm

"...It's kinda laid back
Aint nothing a country boy, like me can't hack...
Early to rise, early in the sack, Thank God I'm a country boy..."
C'mon, you know you love that song! I couldn't help myself from humming it this afternoon while I was watching the chooks ranging around the 'stead. It was one of "those" moments ;-)
And check out this little guy. Just posing on our volunteer sunflower. I've been paying a lot of attention to the bees this year, and have noticed something odd. They sleep in the garden. Any of you have any knowledge of this? I've never heard of such a thing. Are these Mason bees? I've heard a lot about them, but I can't identify them for sure. These little pollinators are approximately 1/4 inch long, and like I said, they sleep literally in the flowers. This blossom became a sort of apiarian dormitory. I took this photo just about the time that the sun was getting ready to set and the bees had started to settle down. You can see how they have all of their heads facing down into the crook of the flower and are very calm. Is that the oddest thing or what? I guess their is no greater testimony to a healthy garden though, than one where the insects not only visit, but decide to bunk for the night. They're welcome anytime!


gintoino said...

Those look like horned beas. The females build a underground nest but the males get together and sleep in plants and flowers. I have them in my garden too and they sleep inside the arum lilies (when they are blooming).
Love the chooks picture :-)

Chicago Mike said...

You owe me two hours of peace and quiet after putting that song in my head.

Thank you...NOT.


Chicago Mike

Christy said...

Wow! That is so cool.