Bees in the Homestead

We purchased some land with an old homestead on the property recently. The first step had to be some bee removal from the old homestead (original house) so we called a few folks. At first, we thought it was a couple of little hives – no biggie.  Well, a week of work later, 9 hives removed and they all had 2 queens – one practicing for the spring and one the mentor, if you will allow me the liberty. Now we are primarily a hive free homestead. We’ll see what spring brings but in the meantime here are a few photos of the bees, the house and the experience.

 

 

And a big thank you to Steve Butler at Company Bee for his hard work and that big honeycomb full of sweet honey from our own (though slightly unwanted) bees!

P.S. Hubby is allergic to bees – he swells up and it just gets ugly so though we love bees we can’t have them around to make honey for us – after all, Hubby is sweet enough!

In Our Texas Yard

Spring brings all sorts of beautiful, and I mean beautiful, wildflowers in the great state of Texas. At our house we are blessed to see many of them in our own yard! So I wanted to share with you some photos from our yard. And a side note – the one that is my favorite is just now blooming – the Indian Blanket flower (otherwise known more technically as the Gaillardia pulchella) so look for more of those to come.

In the meantime – Enjoy!

My Own Light Show

For my birthday my Hubby and I took the motorcycle out to the west of Austin/San Antonio and rode the Twisted Sisters (Three Sisters) route .  We stayed in a comfy bed and breakfast, Meyer, in Comfort, TX. Our lodging was very unique and we truly enjoyed our stay – in a building that was probably once a store or office back in the day. Anywho, my point – our back porch was lit with Christmas lights! It was a great space with a table, hammock and chairs. Very relaxing. One evening I sat in the hammock and played around with my camera and the Christmas lights. Hope you enjoy the results as much as I enjoyed taking them!