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.
Hive Behind the Wall
Wall with Hive Opened Up
vacuuming the bees out
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!
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!
I’m going to have to think of a way to celebrate with you the milestone of hitting 1,000 likes today on the FR&A blog – the one you’re reading!
A visit to Gulfport/Biloxi has reminders even today of the devastation from Katrina. But it also has some beautiful views of the beach at sunset. Enjoy!
sunset and shadows
sunset in Biloxi
where she left her mark
Courtyard Gulfport - wall noting Katrina
I happened to be in San Diego during the fires of 2008 and captured this look at downtown San Diego from the Hilton in the harbor. Mind you that those brown clouds are not a result of sepia – those are from the smoke.
San Diego Fires 2008