Saturday, April 30, 2011

BEE Wear

I couldn't wait to get into the bees, so I volunteered to make sure the queen was out of her cage.  She came in a small container that was plugged with sugar.  When it was uncapped and put into the hive her workers and drones ate the sugar to let her out.  

She was out and the work was done.  The smoker and hat were from my DH's grandfather.  The bee suit is my own creation.  I think I'll start a new line and call it Bee Wear.

Monday, April 18, 2011


We went to get the bees this weekend.  

This is what they came in.  The queen is in a small container inside here.  

We had to get the bees inside the hive behind them.  Since my husband is restricted right now, our son had to do all the work.  He was some kind of not happy, but willing to help his Dad.  

We got them in the hive and this was the only thing separating them from us 'til today.
This is the beginning of an interesting hobby.  Do you like to try new things?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My DH got out and around the place for the first time since his bypass.  He has so missed all the animals, and I think they missed him, too.  Now I just have to figure out how to get him to like his new diet.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Please take care of your HEART

As I look out at the equipment and think about the upcoming hay and garden season, I am thankful.  My DH and I just returned from a nice long stay at the hospital.  He had suffered and mild heart attack several weeks ago and we ended up at the local band-aid station. ( that's all our hospital is good for)
Things began to snowball from there and he was sent to a larger, better equipped hospital to undergo a Heart Cath., which turned up extreme blockage.  This lead to a quadruple bypass.  We had an extended stay since his blood pressure was low and didn't seem to want to go up.  After much observation they finally decided it was his norm and we have finally returned to our little farm.  
All this to say " don't take your heart for granted you only have one, so take care of it"