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Archive for April, 2011

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 [...]

Winds, rain…Quiche and books…

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

===Yesterday we had our neighbors over, and they taught us how to make a fine quiche. (I rather like quiche, I am glad to have learned how to make it.). ===Heavy rains and wind yesterday, enough that I had to clear out the culvert twice, having caught it before it flowed over the first time, [...]

Baking and making hutches…

Friday, April 15th, 2011

===It has been a busy bit recently…It looks like I have gotten the hang of baking bread to the point where it is considered really good by both myself and my wife…and I have to make more today. (grins) I am following the basic recipe from The Tassajara Bread Book, 25th Anniversary Edition (highly recommended, [...]

Weather changes…

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

===Yesterday, it got to around 86 degrees Fahrenheit.  Today, it will be staying in the 40s..(actually, it was in the 50′s overnight…it dropped with this most recent front.  Nice mist, rain, and wind from the northeast.) ===The heavy rain seems to have passed now (10:45) so it should be reasonable to go out and get [...]

Adventures thus far…

Monday, April 11th, 2011

===Well, not too many, this early in the morning.  ===My bees arrived today…sadly, one of the queens was dead.  I have contacted the folks I ordered from, they should be able to help me out..(the bees that arrived were quite nice…I did install both packages of bees, as the dead queen still has a lot [...]

Updates and new…

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

===Ok, first, information for those folks that use LJ: it has been under serious DDos attack for much of this week: Russian bloggers accuse authorities of cyberwar.  Things like this are a good reason to have multiple sites to post to. (I use this one, and I mirror some bits at LJ and another site.) [...]

A fine evening…

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

===Currently sipping some fine mead made by some SCA folks I know (they traded for some of mine.  They make a sweeter sort, which is quite nice), and watching the multi-colored lightning play all about…quite a nice evening.  Tomorrow is looking to be warm, so I will be finishing the chicken coup, and getting the [...]

Morning at Mithlond

Friday, April 1st, 2011

===One of the nice things about living on the western side of a mountain is that I get to see nifty things like just where the ice/snow line in spring is above us, before the sun fully warms things up. ===It is not terribly cold out, but in conditions like this you can really get [...]