Category Archives: Uncategorized

Smoker jammedπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Standard

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 πŸ’­ together and came up with – placing the said smoker in the vice and carefully pulling until it was open. Thankfully πŸ˜… & GRATEFULLY I managed to do it! Note to self CLEAN THAT SMOKER AFTER EACH USE IMMEDIATELY! With a rag and mentholated spirits πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ».

Progress check after 3 days of owning 🐝 bees…..they look like their doing ok πŸ‘ŒπŸ» & just in time to fill up their sugar syrup supply πŸ˜‰πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŒΎ

Happy little πŸπŸπŸπŸπŸ™πŸ»makes me πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŒΎ

Advertisements

Bee Touch Down!!

Standard

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 πŸ’­ running through my mind…you keep 🐝 bees? What do you know? Your NO EXPERT! What were you thinking? YOU DIDN’T THINK!?

β€œOH 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 πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈsorry but I did offer up a warning ⚠️ on my last postπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜‰πŸ€£

Don’t let your dog drive the car

Standard

I am such a ‘safety first’ person but in my haste I didn’t put the handbrake onπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ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 πŸ‘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 πŸ˜… 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 πŸ‘€. Note to self shorten his harness strap & NEVER FORGET THE HANDBRAKE πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Who stole several months from my Calendar?Β 

Standard

To say life has been busy is an understatement…..but EVERYONE seems to be busy. Quick catch up from my last entry in May will say that still with a heavy he❀️rt I took my beloved Lily Girl to the vet for the very last time. She didn’t want to leave & secretly I had wished for her to go in her sleep. But I felt in my heart that it was up to me to be brave for the both of us. Louie was such a comfort during that time and continues to be very intuitive when it comes to how I’m feeling. Louie’s bone πŸ– cake πŸŽ‚ wearing his party hat

He found his missing toy Tiger 🐯 that had been missing for weeks All worn out after a play date with over 40 other Cavoodles Waiting while I meditate in the morning sunshine β˜€οΈ Helping in the gardenπŸ‘Letting his fur sister Ava take him for a walk????😜

Louie is an ALLROUNDER…..I tell him EVERYDAY “YOU ARE THE BEST BOY EVER!” I will be back very soon with LOTS of photos of all that has been going on – in my little Rainbow Farm. 

Autumn….

Standard

As the colder weather approaches, my fears and concerns about my little old Lily are weighing heavily on me.

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.

 

A long time between posts

Standard

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) 

COLDEST WINTER IN 18 YEARS

Standard

IMG_2748The sun is SO BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL and helping to melt the frost off every surface including Shorty’s mane & beard, he was a cold and grumpy boy!!

Coldest winter in 18 years

IMG_2744 IMG_2755I have several songs running through my head that ALWAYS bring me great comfort. ‘Here Comes the Sun’,’A Little Ray of Sunshine’ ‘The Horses’, ‘Let it Go’, ‘Put Your Records On’ & ‘Three Little Birds’. These three little birds on my window were a gift from a VERY SPECIAL FRIEND to me to ‘CELEBRATE’ me now buying my home & farm (along with the bank) and starting ‘A WHOLE NEW LIFE’.Β  It is approaching the end of the first week here (the only human) surrounded by my two & four legged family and the feathered friends that fly in and fly out.Β  It has been a strange and unfamiliar load of feelings ranging from crying like a baby with life as i knew it ending…..the good, the bad & the ugly. I have no doubt that I will get through this stage and to help me I am clearing, cleaning and cleansing and a little pottering in the garden and cooking my produce WILL ALWAYS HELP!!! I am so EXCITED to finally find out who I really am. Β Β  “STAY TUNED” or NOT ha ha