Bee In Our Bonnet

The quick fall chill cast means closing up the season at the farm. But I’ve already got a new plan for next year, bees! We’re reaching out to hobbyists to help us keep bees next year. Even if we don’t get much honey, at the very least, we’re providing a home for these hard working guys.

As a result, I went around collecting milkweed pods and harvesting the seed. The pod is alien-looking, and when opened, allows wind to carry away seeds on fluffy white puffs. The white filament is soft and has great loft. Before synthetic insulation, these were used for life preserver fill during World War II.

Milkweed Pods

Milkweed Pods

Seeds of Milkweed

Seeds With Built-in Transport Mechanism

Fluff

Fluff

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