Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Quick update... Birds, bees, and busy

Still crazy around here! Between my off-farm job, chores, post wedding stuff (almost done with thank you notes!), and general summer stuff, I just haven't had the time to blog. So, a quick update, and I'm determined to get some real posts (with pics no less) done this weekend. Maybe by actually posting an intended deadline, I'll actually do it? We'll see.

This year's chicks are getting huge, yet are still able to squeeze through the fence, and they have discovered the blueberries and huckleberries. $@%#!

Both Jeffrey and MiniMeatGoose developed angel wing, and I fixed them! Woot!

We caught a bee swarm. It was in a tree at a coworker's house. I have a friend that really wants one (her bees bailed this spring), but in my rush to run LJ his bee stuff, I left my phone at home. With time running short to go grab them and get them installed, the decision was made to get them home. Sorry Paula! :( I don't know if there's enough time left this season for them to build up for winter. From what I've read, "a swarm in July isn't worth a fly". We'll see. They've started drawing out two frames already, but I don't know enough yet about bees to hazard a guess at survival. More on the swarm in a future post.

Busy busy... Moved 3 project cars from old house to new (come-along, a tilt trailer, and a 49 4dr... Not fun), moving bird yards, the garden of weeds, prepping the old house to go on the market, my new piano, double whammy dead AC (in the house AND my car!), and more. I need a nap. :)


Carolyn Renee said...

Hope you get that nap in! And good luck with that swarm.

Paula said...

Holy cats! You've been busy!! Don't worry about the bees- see my latest post! They'll be safer at your place and we can always place my hive on your 40 next spring. I hope they do well for you!!

You'll have to explain angel wing- did they just grow flight feathers so you clipped them?

I actually had an idea for the old house, seeing as its location; it'd be good for a restaurant, the ingredients for which you could supply off your farm. You could get some hungry chef to cook (Portland is chockablock with trained professionals) and just run it as a business. Just an idea.

Before I forget, Emily Post, the old-school arbiter of good manners, says that the bride may take up to a year from the wedding to extend her thanks, so don't sweat it. Personally, I would rather know you got a real kick out of what we got you (the killing cone wasn't on the registry, so it didn't count) than a hastily dashed off de rigueur thanks- we so picked your card especially for you!!

But so cool about the swarm!!! Do you need my hive to house it? said...

Above all, I sure hope you can get the a/c working!! Being from Texas, I know how miserable it is to live without air-conditioning!

You made me spin with the thought of all that going on!

Amazing -- and BEES?? I can't even imagine all that is involved with handling moving a hive???????