Winter just showed up here in SW New Jersey. Rain, ice, snow, wind! I was hoping for a few more weeks of 50's and 60's so the bees could take advantage of the aster and goldenrod that I still see plenty of along the roads and powerline right of ways. I stuck my ear against the beehive and could here that familiar hum. In chicken news....lol I found a better for me place to get my chicks; Ideal Poultry in Texas doesn't require me to order 25 chicks...just $25.00 worth so I got ... Buff Brahma , Pullet - 3 Dark Brahma , Pullet - 3 Light Brahma , Pullet - 2 Dark Brahma , Male -1 White Only White Leghorn ,Pullet -3 (a friend is taking these) Buff Orpington , Pullet -2 Rhode Island Red , Pullet -2 since this is my crazy season (I'm a chimney sweep) I'm having a coop built and delivered. It has 10 nesting boxes so that should be good for 12 hens and a rooster.