April 28, 2008


...Keeps going.
And we need to stop and smell the sweet fragrance.
Count the blessings.
Our days are numbered, let them count for Christ.

The Lord is kind, His love endures forever!

April 21, 2008

Hiving Our Honeybees

Our Italian Honeybee package was in,
and we made the long drive to pick them up.
I was very frustrated when I read the 10 day forecast of rain, cold, and rain...
That's definitely not the ideal weather for hiving a new colony, but it was what we had.
Overall, everything turned out alright! =)
We pulled out the umbrella and went to work anyway.

Ruhl Bee Supply was packed with beekeepers waiting for the new shipment. The wait wasn't too bad, and nobody minded me snapping pictures of their adorable shop out front... ;)

I had never been in a beekeeping warehouse like this, (In the past we have had everything shipped to our house.) and as soon as I stepped inside, every one of my senses went wild...It was so amazing!

Adjacent to the shop was the warehouse,

filled with good stuff!

We found our order waiting for us...It was like Christmastime!!!

I highly recommend this beekeeping instructional movie!
It is what taught us a lot of what we know...I love it- except for his statement about honeybees evolving over 40-something millions of years ago, which I absolutely disagree with!
More equipment...

So, we headed home to settle them into their new hive...
"Hiving" is one of my favorite jobs in beekeeping!

What a day!


Let's hope for honey next year!

April 18, 2008


...And that's what we were doing last Friday.We had several people over to help them sew their own Scottish clothing for an upcoming Highland dance we are hosting. Here are some pictures from when we were creating the outfits...

We cut, pinned and ironed their plaid kilts all day...

...And the house was filled with a "productive" mess. ;)

I had to laugh when I saw this:
I baked a "Bonnie Butter Cake" thinking that it would go along perfectly with our Scottish projects. Yum! (It's a shredded Coconut/Almond, broiled frosting.)

Scotland Forever!

April 16, 2008

-Looking Out the Car Window

I got some fun countryside snap-shots as we flew by...It makes riding in a car so exciting when you have your camera to aim through the glass window!

We were actually behind the "Milky-Way" milk truck that was making its rounds to all of the dairy farms...


April 13, 2008

Special Delivery...

"I hope you will get some good little renters in here this Summer! Love U..."
Signed, Grandma June


April 6, 2008

Gone Fishin'

So, I woke up Saturday morning with the projects I hoped to work on that day fresh on my mind...Just then a bubbling bunch of kids were flying around in sheer joy. And before my feet hit the floor, I was informed:
Dad just said we're goin' fishin'.

So I contemplated back and forth...
How could I resist? I had to go!

We brought along our row boat,"Katie-Jane".
She's been in the family since way back!

And, boy, were they jumpin'!

It was pretty cold and rainy...Dad had to stop by "Hot Shots" for a triple shot Vanilla Late'. (But I think this picture is evidence that Kess swiped it...aaaHA!!)

Actually, there was already inches of snow on the ground where we were at the pond! Yeah, a sign had a picture of "litter" with an x through it, pretty simple...Although I jumped out of the truck only to find this:

It was so cold I had to run around the hiking trails to warm up.

But it was so beautiful that I cared less about my frozen toes and more to my camera.

April 2, 2008