Posted June 12th, 2011
Our bees swarmed. Two days in a row. oops. That is not the first time that has happened. Now we have three hives. We only wanted one, but the bees had other plans.
They had set up house in one of the plum trees. Ira and I put our bee suits on and Ira climbed the ladder while I held it. He was only trying to trim the branch a bit but the vibration made half the swarm fall off at my feet. The bees were pissed off. I managed not to scream and run off, but remained calmly holding the ladder while Ira got the rest of the bees into a box. They stayed in the box while Ira assembled a new hive. They are now in their new home busily drawing out comb.
Posted August 16th, 2010
Not thinking about work right now ‘cos my mum’s here. We are both sitting on the deck reading the same book and trying to avoid being scorched by the burning rays. 94 in the shade yesterday.
Posted June 28th, 2010
This is my cabin in the woods. Oh, didn’t you know I had this cabin?
It’s bigger than it looks from the outside.
The patio is round the back.
You’re right, I probably don’t need all of that china.
Best of all, I built the whole thing myself.