Everything went really well with the installation of my new colony into my bee 🐝 hive. The only sticking point was the smoker….yep jammed….glued tight! I googled, I searched other bee sights…NOTHING CAME UP ABOUT SMOKERS GLUED SHUT?
Well I put my thoughts 💭 together and came up with – placing the said smoker in the vice and carefully pulling until it was open. Thankfully 😅 & GRATEFULLY I managed to do it! Note to self CLEAN THAT SMOKER AFTER EACH USE IMMEDIATELY! With a rag and mentholated spirits 😀👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻.
Progress check after 3 days of owning 🐝 bees…..they look like their doing ok 👌🏻 & just in time to fill up their sugar syrup supply 😉👩🏻🌾
Happy little 🐝🐝🐝🐝🙏🏻makes me 😃👩🏻🌾
They’re Here!!!! Oh my good goodness I seriously was on such a natural high…..but had to keep grounding myself & keeping on the calm side. This day had finally arrived, all the years of wanting was now here! I have put some financial investment into this project, many hours of planning and labour too. ALL of those negative thoughts 💭 running through my mind…you keep 🐝 bees? What do you know? Your NO EXPERT! What were you thinking? YOU DIDN’T THINK!?
“OH JUST BUZZ THE HELL OFF!” I had to think and just keep moving ahead or I would never do this! I have spent most of my life fearing & listening to others WAY TOO MUCH!
Enough waffling here are some photos of my Beemetropolis 🐝🐝🐝I am buzzing this morning 🤦🏻♀️sorry but I did offer up a warning ⚠️ on my last post🤷🏻♀️😉🤣
I NEED TO OFFER UP A WARNING ⚠️ HERE BEFORE YOU READ ON…..I may use the bee 🐝 word in many ways from now on🤔🤣 I read many years ago, if you eat honey 🍯 from your local area-it helps with hay fever 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
This year is the 50th Anniversary of me having hay fever and I need to do SOMETHING ABOUT IT🤦🏻♀️
My beautiful daughter is allergic to bees 🐝 🐝 so I was fairly reluctant to take this task on alone🤷🏻♀️I had a friend suggest, he could bring out one of his hives & he would look after it for me. But that never eventuated. Well my daughter grew up and moved 2 states away to a tropical 🌴 paradise, I separated from her father and it’s my VERY OWN PLACE NOW😉
So here I am about to embark on a VERY EXCITING NEW PROJECT. I am nervous, cautious and VERY QUIETLY EXCITING (did I say quietly?) I HAVE NOT SHUT UP ABOUT IT!!
I have saved up, bought all my basic gear, painted the hive, prepared the site (almost) and now counting down the hours to bee 🐝 pick up😲👏🏻👏🏻
Here are some photos until I get my new livestock (the smallest ever 😃)
I hope you enjoy 😉 my little post? Butuntil touchdown I have to BUZZ OFF👩🏻🌾💃🏻
I am such a ‘safety first’ person but in my haste I didn’t put the handbrake on🤦🏻♀️I was busy dropping a friend back to the nursing home, there was a car in the way, I was worrying about my friend and keying in the security code. I was busy doing the code and out of the corner of my eye 👁I see my ute reversing towards the garden & wall of the building. OH NO Louie is in the car!!! I ran back to the car (thinking what, why & how do I stop it!) THANKFULLY 😅 the back wheels stopped on the edge of the driveway. Damage 1 toppled pot plant and magpie statue. I was still in shock & Louie was already back in his seat with a VERY GUILTY LOOK 👀. Note to self shorten his harness strap & NEVER FORGET THE HANDBRAKE 🤷🏻♀️
As the colder weather approaches, my fears and concerns about my little old Lily are weighing heavily on me.
Lily wearing two jumpers, she isn’t quite the shark she used to be😳
Test run for a friend’s beautiful daughters birthday
Keeping myself busy is often helpful……but I seriously don’t want her to be suffering in anyway. I feel that it is time for this old shark to finally meet up with her beloved brother Leon. It is going to take such great strength & a huge adjustment not having my favourite girl helping me in the garden.
Still trying to balance my busy workload with my new life, while processing all that has gone on over so many years before. Resetting my thought patterns, while still working and just living day to day. ALWAYS mindful that this is ALL how things were meant to be and just breath and live in the moment. Fortunately for me I live in a little slice of HEAVEN with the MOST AMAZING feathered and furred friends that HELP ME HEAL EVERYDAY.
These gorgeous girls and boys are my Indian runner ducks that are very shy & extremely wary of EVERYTHING also very hard to photograph.
I have managed to do a few things around the garden & of course some baking for friends for special occasions ALWAYS brings to mind how time is FLYING PAST & that I shouldn’t waste a second.
Double layer carrot cake & of course cream cheese frosting
Rose water meringue, clotted cream, raspberries & Pistachio Praline for GF guests
For dessert Kimmys favourite baked cherry cheesecake, this was just some catering for a special work friend & her BIG 50th Birthday Celebrations (things that I LOVE to do for people I love & LOVE ME in return)