Thursday, September 9, 2021
Once everything was cut, the blocks came together quickly:
Monday, September 6, 2021
Let's put it on point.
Sashing might be good.
Oh, let's add cornerstones.
I'm sure a pattern exists somewhere for a quilt like this,
Friday, September 3, 2021
That really IS the question around here lately. DH has been toying with the idea of diving into beekeeping. I laughed and told him I liked being his only queen bee. 😂
A few years ago he bought this book and he recently pulled it out again:
I have been reading a financial planning book at night and he has been reading his bee book. I laughed and told him we had odd bedtime reading selections.
So last Thursday we drove into town at 7:30 in the morning to spend some time at the tire shop to have some ranch tires repaired :
And to stop in at the local Seed store:
To pick John's brain about bees:
We had no idea there was such a robust bee community in the area, but I think we're swarming (LOL) around the idea of taking part:
DH has seen bees set up around the ranch through the years and they have always peeked his interest. He saw this ball of bees in a mesquite bush the other day when he was spraying Cockleburrs:
So we drove up to North Adobe after dinner and attempted to capture them into our newly acquired hive:
DH scooted the box under the tree
After sliding the lid on
He loaded them up
DH wears a lot of hats around here - looks like he's added one more:
and we drove them back to headquarters, setting them up with some sugar water for 2 days before opening the hive back up and hoping they'd settle and stay. We shall see. I figured he'd tie into this when we slowed down and semi-retired, but if this is something that interests him, then beekeeping it is. I'll admit that I'm a little fascinated as well: