Sawing the granite was a
Counter laid out for test spacing then I raise the granite.
That is it for May.
Promise of Spring today but we are weeks late.
More rain, I have had enough, but the potato's like it.
Got the Freeze dried stuff Put up in the pantry.
Testing the new horn.
Horn for the xtal set.
Back is wood and front is paper shopping bags cut in strips and soaked
in wood glue.
So Sour dough works in in the fridge....
Whole wheat bread!
Make over for the shears, red for Kate and green for Erin.
Waiting for someone to bring breakfast.
This one can not remember where he left the wife and kids.
Happy Birthday Mom.
More plants for the garden.
Rise 5 hours in the
Into the basket for about 4 hours then bake.
Choosing what to use for the Poilane.
After 12 hours in the Fridge, and 12 to go, it has doubled.
A homemade whisk strong enough for dough.
Six hours on the mower.
The grass was tall.
Compost around the grapes.
New roof and strapped down, all clean inside for the Coalinga girls,
only 200 or so left.
Cleaned the retirement Bee home for the queen less girls from
Coalinga. Replaced the travel screen with top bars. Cleaned
the junk from the box they were shipped in from the bottom of the hive
and took out the queen cages. Cleaned them up and took candy from
and remelted it and filled the cage on the right's exit tube.
They pop open to fill with queen and snap shut.
Six bees at the door of the trap. All 4 traps had similar
Bee Hive on the left is retirement home for Coalinga Bees.
David's 4th grade got a rope class, whether they wanted it or not.
Bee and Queen check, No queen, 300 bees or so will travel to
Oregon to live in a retirement home.
Helped Damon print on his new
Work in progress....
Toast says "Thanks for my Seat" in cat talk.
Lessons in etiquette.
So Sharon's cat can sit in the window.
Lots of activity. Maybe
working, maybe raiders?
Been a hard day, drove 200 miles,
made a bee hive and bee suit and opened the box of bees to see if
queens were alive.
I do not believe so, but I really
could not see well enough. I opened 3 queen cases and there may
have been one alive, big maybe we
will let them be to themselves for a
week. We will see.
So we drive all day and what do we find in the parking lot, full of
bees with the queen opened to let them out.
So I got the tape from my hasty bag, waited till dark closed the lid
and taped it shut. No veil, no gloves no shit!
May 10, 2011
Happy Birthday Dad, he would have been 91
Happy Mother's Day
No Kodak Moment
Rosin Bar home made from
Bed fellow from last night, about 3 inches long Moth
Hiding under a burning brush pile is not a good idea.
Prepared the garden beds with compost and dolomite and fertilizer.
ABC of Bee Culture, 1913 edition of a 1877 Book came today.
Wild flowers in the backyard.
April showers bring the May flowers.
They still work. 2 from each.
Morels, for the finding.
Bed Ready For May 1st, and first night outside.
Yes of course we made this for you.
Griswold No. 10 Erie, PA U.S.A. 948
Sharon's cast iron muffin pan. After 1 hour under the sand