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Friday, February 4th, 2011

===Looks like if I do cross-post, it will go to both DreamWidth and LiveJournal….not a big issue, but I would have liked to have some ability to pick and choose when i post from the WordPress on rialian.com.

Books I will eventually get…

Friday, February 4th, 2011

The Buzz about Bees: Biology of a Superorganism ===I have been hearing about this man’s work for a good while, and finally it has come out in English!  The German speaking people on the bee forum I most read (Natural Beekeeping Network have been abuzz about this man for a few years, and the tidbits [...]

Coffee and Tangents!

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

===As some may know, the folks here at Mithlond like their coffee…to the point that we do intend to have tree or two in that greenhouse we are planning so that we have some slight production here .  We would not likely ever produce enough for our levels of consumption, but a ritual cup or [...]

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

===Well, the firewood did indeed come today.  They brought a bit more than last time, and I gifted them with a bottle of mead.  (I also paid them for the wood and delivery, of course….)(grins) ===The house is warm, there is a candle in the window burning, and all is well with the world.  Have [...]

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

===First, a bit of interesting reading: The Hidden Imbolc ===Also, the Silver Elves have posted up a new letter:Magical Elven Love Letters ===So, what is Rialian up to today?  Well, doing a bit of cleaning up, waiting for the firewood folk to call to bring me another cord of wood. (it has been a cold [...]

Actually got out today!

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

===Well, I finished widening the dug out areas so I could drive out.  I found that I had to just keep moving and not stop, as there is a bit of ice under the snow in places.  It was quite do-able, but I think we might look at possibly lessening the incline at the opening [...]

Surviving the snow…

Friday, January 28th, 2011

===Well, we got a bit over 8 inches of snow the other day. ===We also have a driveway over 1400 feet long. ===Guess what I have been doing rather than write to a blog? (grins)

Baking shortbread…

Friday, January 21st, 2011

===I was made aware of/invited to a local SCA event, which has a potluck aspect.  So I am baking shortbread.  I have always really liked shortbread… it is remarkably easy to make; You cream one pound butter, cream in the sugar (a cup), then 4 cups sifted flour….knead that all up, put in your pans [...]

Bees and plans…

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

===Well, we did a slight bit better this year in terms of bees….I do get to harvest a fair bit of honey (I am guessing about 20-30 pounds).  Sadly, the bees in that hive all passed on. ===It looks like the really serious cold got them.  There was a tight cluster around the queen, and [...]

Looking about…

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

===Ah, found a plug-in for WordPress that makes sure that my formatting does not change without my permission…(grins.) ===Although, with that said, I might play a bit with lyx and lyxblogger, as I have heard good things about it.  (I also am looking forward to the first full release of LibreOffice, the fork of OpenOffice. [...]