Monday, March 10, 2014


I feel like someone out there may be taking roll call.

M.I.A. again.  I know.  It couldn't be helped though.  I have been running around like crazy trying to keep a good thing going.  I so wanted to cross everything off the second list I made, but it hasn't happened yet.  I just keep adding more stuff to it.  Now, it is doomed and out of control.  I think it is safe to say that I have lost my gold star sticker from a few weeks ago.

For the life of me, I don't know where that darn thing went.

I am happy to report that the animals are healthy.  The sun is shining.  The temperatures are climbing, and the list is long.  Unfortunately I only have two days to tackle everything because we are due for a second cold front about the middle of the week.  I'm not really complaining, so much as stating a fact.  I think it will be a while longer before we are done with winter.

For some reason, I'm okay with this.

With every new blast of cold air, I feel like I am getting a reprieve.  Just a little delay in the inevitable.  You know - Summer! 

It is about to be crazy around here.  I am kicking everything into gear for bee season.  I am excited, worried, and a little scared.  This is my third year in this world, and I hope I am better prepared than last year.  Last year seemed very out of control.  I have never spent so much time worrying.  Wondering if I was doing the right thing.  Trying to figure out if I could be doing something better.

It was exhausting.

I feel like I learned a lot of what-not-to-do last year.  It was a very valuable education.  I really hope I haven't forgotten anything.  I'm feeling just as nervous now, with the added stress of knowing that I have already bitten off more than I can chew.  You see, last year we went from two hives to seven.  We had to do some consolidation so we are starting this year with six.  For some unknown reason, I am adding six more.  Yes.  You read that correctly.  I am going to twelve.

How did this happen?

To say that the next month is going to be a little crazy would be an understatement.  I am committed to hauling my camera around with me as much as possible.  I will not making any promises regarding the amount of content that I will get posted here, but I will do my best.  I will at least try to do better than last year.  So be patient with me.  Don't worry about me too much, and just keep checking back.

It should be interesting.


  1. I was starting to worry ;) Glad you're still there!!!

    Wow! You are ambitious! I really hope it goes beautifully for you - and I look forward to hearing all about it when you're in the midst of the battle!

    1. Thanks for checking in. Still alive. Glad to see you drug everyone out in search of spring. I read that earlier on my phone. Super awesome.

    2. The sun's still shining...for now. They're calling for flurries again tonight :( but at least we got a tiny little taste of the good life! Hopefully it will be enough to hold me over!