Friday, April 20, 2018

Day 12 - Something's Fishy With These Bees

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."

I hit the trout pond a couple times over the past few days and I managed to stockpile about 14 fish.  Today I cleaned them all and I will go through the brine and smoke process in the next few days.  I am going to try to minimize the salt this time.  Hopefully I will figure out the details of my recipe without ruining any fish.

I had an active tennis lesson today and my energy level seemed to be sufficient to get through it.  I was happy about that.

Still eating from my broccoli rabe plant and I have been watching in anticipation as more asparagus poke through the top soil.  I should have a bounty of asparagus right as I finish up the broccoli rabe.

Despite being a bit chilly today I released all of the bees into their new homes today.  I made a video of the whole process.  These bees were oddly lethargic.  I probably didn't even need to put my protective suit on - but I did.  I've been stung enough to know how to play it safe.  Because it was still cold outside, I think that they were content to just ball up around the queen to keep her cozy warm.  They didn't do any swarming or flying around the hive.  I'm sure they will get busy as soon as the sun comes out.

Follow the Queen

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