...and other adventures. Let me first start with the good things about today: Once again, friends and family members took time out of their busy days to bail me out of a predicament -- or two. Or the same predicament twice... you decide. People at Taylor-Foster Hardware store also went out of their way to help… Continue reading Climbing out windows….
When we drove to our land for the first time, we were discouraged after having spent a day looking at clear-cut plots that had been misrepresented on marketing sites. It was hot, and we were tired. Then we stepped out of our car and a wonderful, cool breeze wafted up from the spring-fed creek. I was… Continue reading Love-Hate Relationships
It's hot. It's humid. I'd just spent 45 minutes pushing the lawnmower up and down slopes that should be bush-hogged, not mowed. (We set the mower up high so I can get over branches and stumps.) When I realized I'd left my clipboard in the shipping container, I decided to just record what I was… Continue reading Using Voice Recorder for Hive Inspections
My husband and I were raised by a generation that admonished us to eat everything on our plate and never let food go to waste. We somewhat reluctantly shelled peas, cut beans, picked gooseberries and pulled endless weeds from the time we could help until we left home. It was therefore somewhat of a relief… Continue reading Unexpected Figs
That's a message I try to communicate to my students all year, but this morning I am congratulating hubby and I on our success with bees this year. The bees we rescued last week are doing quite well, as are a few of their buddies. When we took the comb out of the floor… Continue reading Bee Successful
It's so easy to get bogged down with grading and challenging students throughout the school year, but this is the time of year we can step back and look at the forest instead of the trees -- or is it look at the trees instead of the forest in this metaphor? Thank you card… Continue reading Thankful students
Last week, when we opened the first (smaller) panel, this was what we saw -- lots of what we would normally consider beautiful honey were it not sitting on top of the sheet rock ceiling of a dining room. Now that it's in jars, we think it's beautiful again, but extracting honey from natural comb… Continue reading Bee Rescue Part 2