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Elven organisation…(or Lack Therof)

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

====From my own observations, elven sorts really do not have “leaders”, and really, it could almost be seen as an indicator that someone really does not “get it” if they WANT to be a leader. (chuckles) Elves that are into having titles and “Sovereignty” tend to be seen as having a bit of a mental [...]

Elfy things…

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

===People sometimes ask why I do not post a lot more on the elven stuff I do…. ===Well, part of it is due to having a number of folks about that have a tendency to react…oddly…to things I write. == I have at least one person that seems to be on a quest to be [...]

Oak leaf wine

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

===Well, the first batch of Oak Leaf Wine came out….amazing. The base recipe: pick a gallon oak leaves in early june (for us, right around now, actually), Pour a gallon of boiling water on them, leave for 24 hours. Strain them, add 4 lb sugar., grated rind of one lemon. Simmer for 30 minutes.. when [...]

A fine morning…

Monday, April 25th, 2011

===First, a link for folks interested in fairy tales: Cabinet des Fées.  Very good folk here, and the new project is looking very interesting. (We have I believe two of the collections in the house right now…I would have to check to see if we have the newest one.) .  I also would like to [...]

Reading and sniffles…

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

===I may have very well caught my wife’s cold…so I am staying in mostly and taking care to not infect others. ===I found this wonderful story yesterday: Artiste Gullible: The back story…highly recommended. ===And now, a quick joy out to care for the animals, and then back to bed.

Visiting reality tangents….

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

===Posting as a separate entry, as the concept deserves it’s own thread! (grins) ===A friend on LJ had mentioned encountering a cross between a housecat and a domesticated female rabbit. From almost anyone else, I would be sure that they were pulling my leg, as that technically is not supposed to be even possible. ===However, [...]


Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Cancer cause or crop aid? Herbicide faces big test ===Applying a lot of chemicals to the land is probably not a good idea….especially if they are poisons. Poul Thorsen, the principal coordinator of multiple studies funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) used to deny a vaccine/autism link was indicted on April [...]

Rain again…

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

===I am glad the new queen came in yesterday, it would have not been so fun to open the hive to put her in today…(chuckles) ===Today is a baking bread and reading inside day….and of course doing some writing. ===I appear to have a squirrel the size of a small groundhog hoping nimbly though the [...]

And the queen arrives.

Monday, April 18th, 2011

===They probably should have called me and had be pick it up this morning, but the bees arrived in my mailbox this afternoon!  So the queen is now safely ensconced into her hive, and the bees responded rather quickly….the hive perked up, and started acting normally.  ===Tomorrow I will likely go into the other hive [...]

Waiting for Godot-bees?

Monday, April 18th, 2011

===I may very well name the second hive Godot, considering how I have been having to wait a bit for the hive to be complete.  The place I ordered from was apologetic, and said they should arrive tomorrow.  Seeing that I called them last week when they arrived, and one queen was dead, I think [...]