Technological wonders abound. As mysteriously as Jon’s photos disappeared, they reappeared.
Jon took a really great picture of the bees yesterday, and my computer ate it. Sadness. We’ll just have to look at a picture of last year’s bees.
The hive looks strong. Lots of bees, lots of honey. Andrew and I flipped the entrance reducer to help alleviate traffic jams and added another super to assure the bees they have lots of room to expand and don’t need to consider swarming.
I sat at the entrance for a while today watching bees arrive, big yellow circles of pollen tucked into their bodies, legs stuck down like landing gear. I imagine their feet ache, their wings tire. But I suppose I may be projecting.
I had the best surprise today! I went to check on the new strawberries Dagny and I planted this year. They look great, but more exciting was what I found on the tri-stars we planted in Spring 2010.
I’m ok with a staple gun. They’re fun, they make a good loud noise, and you can do cool things with them. What scared me was corners. I googled my way through a bunch of sites to try to get some idea of the best way to upholster corners. Pretty much everything I found said something along the lines of, ‘start in the middle, work your way to the corners, then do the corners.’ Um, ya. Very helpful.
With Dagny’s assistance I finally did it. If you ever need someone to encourage you that you can do something, Dagny’s the one. She’s very convincing :o). One cushion down, one to go.
It needs a little TLC, but so far we’ve eaten on it, crafted on it, and sat on it, and it seems to belong here. Dagny’s very happy to have somewhere to put her sewing machine.