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Title: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on July 09, 2014, 10:55:40 pm
Good Evening ~

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how about a good evening post to say we were here just to say hello and good evening ?

enjoy the 'forum campfire' and friendship here and stop in to say hello, say good evening, tell us about your day or tell a story; anything you'd like to share.  evening is a great time to  kick back, take your boots off , get comfortable,  say good eve, reflect and share your day and catch up on the forum. i love campfires and story telling or just getting to know another member.  sometimes i don't always get a chance to post in the good morning thread and have more time in the evening,  i hope ya all join me!

me?  it's a beautiful summer evening here. spent the day priming and staining some bran spanking new woodenware that i assembled for replacement of others that has served me well for many years.  some of my old woodenware sure has seen better days.  i took a walk along the river afterwards.  love the evening mist off the water and watching the trout come up to nab the evening hatches, and the kingfishers and the eagles watching the trout...... :D
watched my bees for a little while, the foragers coming in for the evening, then.......a cold beverage on the deck watching the sun go down; just enjoying a great summer evening.......now off to to catch up and read posts in the forum!

i turly wish you all a good evening and a great day tomorrow!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Papakeith on July 09, 2014, 11:11:05 pm
and a good evening to you too.
Seems like the first night in a while where I didn't have something bee related to tend to.

Instead I headed off to the range to brush the rust off.  I hadn't shot the .22 since the bullseye season ended. 
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on July 10, 2014, 02:10:02 am
A lovely idea here Riv. This evening I got to swim with my grands in their pool, doned goggles and we stared at each other underwater. It was awfully hot today so we ate too many popsicles, and mommy didn't care. I also bought small clear plastic sampler bottles and taught my grands how to catch honey bees, rolly pollies, ants, and flies, and then let them go. It was a great day.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: rcannon on July 10, 2014, 08:48:59 pm
Great idea, Riverbee.
I'm sitting here with my feet propped up after a long day at work. I've just finished up a two week shutdown at work and I'm pooped. 161 hours in two weeks. I'm looking forward to the weekend.
The wife is sitting here fussing about my feet stinking. She's such a loving soul.  ;D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Beeboy on July 10, 2014, 09:41:55 pm
So I jump on the four Wheeler and I'm running around looking at my garden, the black berries and such when I noticed the sun had popped out after a pretty rainy day and I thought Hey! I wonder if there are many bees flying. I eased the four Wheeler pretty close to the end of the row of hives and sure enough, they were just a getting it. After watching them for awhile I noticed that they seemed to be flying my direction. I thought, well this old man better move along. I fired the four Wheeler up moved about six feet and the mother of all grass hoppers slapped me right on the cheek! I thought I had been had! Stupid grass Hopper!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on July 10, 2014, 10:10:14 pm
"I fired the four Wheeler up moved about six feet and the mother of all grass hoppers slapped me right on the cheek! I thought I had been had! Stupid grass Hopper!

       Hahahahahha :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on July 10, 2014, 10:21:32 pm
good evenin'!

hey all, thanks i thought it would be a great idea for an evening post!
rc, tee hee.......better make the wife happy and wash your stinky feet!  beeboy, absolutely LOVE our four wheeler horse, that thing, if i could drive it around in the city, i would...... :D

more priming, painting, staining today......and a 3 mile walk.  it was hot and humid......what was i thinking?  best part of my day.......
i ordered this gear bag for the mister, upcoming trip, and for fishing gear and drift boat travel.......it came today:

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Sportsman's Bag Filson (http://www.filson.com/products/sportsman-s-bag.70266.html)

opened it up, and guess what...........IT'S NOW MINE............... :D
guess i will have to order another......... ;D

Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Slowmodem on July 11, 2014, 09:08:01 am
I thought I had been had! Stupid grass Hopper!

Be at one with nature, Grasshopper.   When you can snatch the pebble from my hand, it will be time for you to leave.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on July 12, 2014, 12:55:18 am
well, it's good evening and good night............ :D

crazy weather day!  pouring rain and some pretty noisy thunder and lightening storms.......cleared up for a little, thunderstorms again tomorrow. 

anyone catch the full moon tonight?  it was purty......
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on July 12, 2014, 07:07:54 pm
GOOD EVENING.....~

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this morning before the rain started we had 3 does, 2 fawns and a yearling buck under the apple tree in the backyard.  i had to take a double take at the young buck, i thought it was a doe at first glance........he was missing his little antlers on the other side...... :D  sure looks funny when they lose one side.
ELLIOT!!!!.......!
anyone seen open season 1 or 2?  (grandkids loved this movie).
anyway, sure enjoyed watching them, and the fawns dancing around and running around while sipping my morning coffee, then the rain came....wanted to peek in on the bees and check the super, tomorrow maybe.
i know many other members here sure need the rain, but shaw.......we don't......
enjoy your evening! have a great sunday!

Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on July 12, 2014, 08:05:43 pm
Storm rolling in here right as I type.. Was 90 today and humid, but got a lot done. Even got my cell bar filled and dropped into the queenless hive.. Been a really busy feller..
    Anyone notice the difference?



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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on July 13, 2014, 12:06:37 am
yup, you mowed.........  :D

ps, lots of bee work done today just comparing the two pix on rows, nucs, hives and stacks!!!  you were a busy bee feller today!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on July 13, 2014, 12:18:53 am
Barn is painted too!   ;D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on July 13, 2014, 12:33:18 am
oooopppps.....!!!! yes it is!!!......... :D........... :P

Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on July 13, 2014, 12:46:06 am
Well I didn't paint any barns today  ~~ rolling eyes Geez Louize!  ~~ but I did manage the dishes. Checked two bee hives and I'm thrilled., Assembled and inserted couple of deep frames resulting in One Less Surgical Implant in the one hive. Had leftovers for din din. Went down town to feed my old stray kitty. And I've had my butt firmly planted in front of this forum ever since  ;)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on July 13, 2014, 12:50:47 am
Every time I mow I plan on videoing it, hasn't happened yet...   People are dumbfounded that I mow right past the hives with no gear on.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on July 13, 2014, 01:02:21 am
We mow right past our hives too... right smack in front of them, never been a problem ~
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on July 13, 2014, 10:23:57 pm
good evening beeks!

Barn is painted too!   ;D

scott, funny i missed the painting of the barn in your pix........i was really intent on looking at all those hives of yours!  i am happy i don't have that much work, if i were younger........but i sure would like to increase, and will next spring!

it was a beautiful day here today, 70's, zero humidity, that always makes me happy!  checked the progress of the bees in the supers, a lot of gardening, all our plants look great this year! tators, tomatoes, peppers, squash, pumpkins, radishes, onions, carrots, cukes, except for the beans.....hmmm, some little critter was snacking on them, will post up a pic i think of the culprit.  some folks stopped by the house to buy honey, some new, and a couple long time customers.  tonight it is supposed to get down to 50, on the river here, that probably means about 45........amazing. at least we had a break in the rain.

also watched a little red fox in the yard early this morning laying near the apple tree, watching the deer. been coming around quite frequently lately. 
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on July 13, 2014, 10:38:46 pm
Rabbits and deer love green beans, but they will leave you the roots >:(. Caught my first Coon in my live trap this mourning. 8) it was an old sow coon wish it had been a bore coon, i need to make me another tooth pick ;). Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on July 14, 2014, 12:17:30 am
i need to make me another tooth pick ;). Jack

   LOL!!!   My wife has not forgiven me...   poor thing from Maine had no clue....

   Mrs. River.. I thought I would be near the edge of my comfort zone doubling the amount of hives I had, but find, much to my delight, that I have not come close to that edge yet.
   Meaning.. as far as working the bees is concerned...   I think my wife has taken it to mean I need MORE to do...   She left for NJ on business Saturday, will be back the end of the week. I told her to pick TWO more projects from her ever growing list, and to make them good ones, because they are the last of over a dozen already completed that will BE completed this summer..   THEN, I get to start on my own project.. Rebuilding River Rat.. My modified pontoon, and spending MULTIPLE nights listening the the Old river tell me stories.   I am SO excited to stuff that list into the trash barrel!   O:-)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on July 14, 2014, 12:47:50 am
" I think my wife has taken it to mean I need MORE to do...   She left for NJ on business Saturday, will be back the end of the week. I told her to pick TWO more projects from her ever growing list, and to make them good ones, because they are the last of over a dozen already completed that will BE completed this summer..   THEN, I get to start on my own project.. Rebuilding River Rat.. My modified pontoon, and spending MULTIPLE nights listening the the Old river tell me stories.   I am SO excited to stuff that list into the trash barrel!   O:-)"

........... :D
scott, when you get to the 'short list'....... :D............ enjoy rebuilding that pontoon and listening to the 'old river'........with a pirate drink or two....... :yes:
and also........tell us an old story or two........ :yes:

ps i really enjoyed the pix of your hives!

Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on July 14, 2014, 12:54:20 am
Ditto on the story or two Scott, we are all up for another chapter of your youth and bees, I know I am  ;) 8)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: rcannon on July 14, 2014, 08:44:51 pm
Riverbee-it was a beautiful day here today, 70's, zero humidity, that always makes me happy

That would make me happy, too. It was 81 at 5 o'clock this morning when I left for work. It's been hot lately and I apparently am not getting any younger. I sure suffer in the heat more than I used to.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on July 14, 2014, 10:59:46 pm
good evening~

it's 50 degrees here, and temps dropping.... the polar vortex hit yesterday, and it's just crazy!  rain, and i mean cold rain and at times driving sheets of rain since late this afternoon! wearing a sweatshirt all day and a fleece jacket this evening!
where did summer go?!  i know many of you need the rain, so i am not complaining but it sure doesn't make for good honey crops, or garden veggies...... just as drought doesn't......normal temps here this time of year are 80's and 90's and more humidity than i care for!

rc, what kicks my butt is the humidity, i can tolerate the heat, but combined with humidity......sheesh!!!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on July 14, 2014, 11:28:32 pm
It's a very dry 90 degrees here, 8:30pm, people are starting to come out and walk their dogs nsuch. We've been over 100 for 2-3 weeks now  ~ I'm not complaining tho, my bones sure like the dry hot air ~ Bring It!  :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on July 14, 2014, 11:37:39 pm
Yep, hit here too!  Got a bit of rain as the weather turned, but was sunny after that and cool! Got a LOT of work done..   Supposed to be 50 here tonight and only in the 70's for the next few days..   Perfect timing!!   I am hoping to get the worst of the projects completed while it is still cool...    Set up ten nucs this morning, dealt with two queenless hives, bees should be in order until the two week check up to see how the new queens are doing.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on July 14, 2014, 11:49:27 pm
70-80's is perfect weather for me to feel like getting stuff done. That's perfect weather for sleeping as well, there is a stagant pool a couple of doors down, and we can here the frogs at night. Talk about a lullaby  :)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: rcannon on July 15, 2014, 08:51:20 pm
The humidity is what makes it so miserable here. It was 86 degrees and 76% humidity in my garage a little bit ago. I was gonna bottle some honey but not in that humidity. I'll remind the wife to turn the air conditioner in there tomorrow afternoon, it'll be nice and dry by the time I get home.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on July 15, 2014, 09:01:26 pm
Hey Randy  :)  it's 101 here today, and says 19% humidity but I think intellicast is lying, it's so dry I'm putting olive oil in my nose.
Although I like the dry better than the humid ~
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: rcannon on July 15, 2014, 09:10:20 pm
I kinda got tickled today. The company I work for hired a new VP from Pennsylvania. I ran into him and my boss today, outside in the sun. It was clouding up and trying to rain. The air was so thick you could chew it. As we stood there and chatted, he took off his coat. A few minutes later he took off his tie. He was sweating like crazy and unbuttoned the top of his shirt. Me and the boss were standing there like nothing was going on. I think if he'd stood there a few more minutes, he would have cut his pant legs off to make shorts or had a stroke or something. That poor guy was having a rough time. I'll bet he's questioning his decision to move down here.
It sure amused me, though.  ;D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on July 15, 2014, 10:49:50 pm
good evenin'~

day 3 of the polar vortex, i almost fixed chili for dinner last night.......... :D 
it was clear and no rain, so i put some big juicy pork ribs and sweet corn on the grill....mmmm, mmmm!

you all can have the humidity, i do not like it, i can take heat, but combined with humidity, just takes it's toll on me.  it topped out at 65degrees here today,(oooh a heat wave..... :D)  maybe 68 for about an hour when the sun came out. 

i went for my usual 3 mile walk today, saw a lady mowing her front yard from about a block away. as i was traveling towards her, i saw her mow underneath a tree, i saw her head brush the bottom branch and she started dancing........then some flailing......more dancing, more flailing.... yep, there was a wasp's/hornet's nest in a lower branch of the tree and her head brushed the bottom of it as she mowed past......
flailing and dancing around screaming at me BEES.....BEES.....BEES!!!!  more flailing and dancing around, running back and forth trying to shut the mower off. 
i saw the cloud of the disturbed nest and she ran heck for bent for the front door of her house and then for the garage (the door was open) and in the house she went through a side door still screaming BEES!
mower was still running...... :D  wasps/hornets all over the front door and all over the mower that was still running......
i waited a little, not wanting to get too close, but was concerned, i knew she had been stung multiple times.
i spotted a garden hose on the side of her house,  i didn't want to go near the front door, didn't know if i should just bolt in through the door in the garage to make sure she was alright? 
i hit the front door with the garden hose.....dropped the hose, ran into the garage and she had left the door ajar so i banged on the door and let myself in promptly, just hollering, "hey are you alright?"
she had been stung multiple times, head, face, arms, hands, and she was frantic.
i immediately called 911,  made her take some liquid benadryl, (mine), and took out my epi pen (i carry it with me).  i did my best to calm her down, and watched and waited before i would use the eppy, longest 5-10 minutes i swear....she had welts developing, but no breathing difficulties and no rash or hives developing.
the paramedics arrived, as did the fire department, and took her off to er.
not sure, but i think the fire department sprayed the nest and shut the mower off.....
i learned later today, she is alright, they kept her for observation.
SHEESH!!!
total stranger, i don't even know her or her husband.....
the husband called me and was very gracious.
dunno, i can say this, i didn't tell him how scared i was myself.

how was your day........?........... :D



Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on July 15, 2014, 11:14:26 pm
The continuing adventures of Mrs. River...   Looking forward to the book!!!

   Walked around the hives this morning., watched bees orienting to the new nuc's..  Lots of bees orienting to the hives...   Didnt peek in ANY of them...    Forced myself to walk away..   Got a lot done.. DUg up the foundation on the north side of the house, installed insulation and filled it in, used the tractor/bucket to haul dirt up and built up the dirt on the north side of the house..  Maybe our shower head on the north side wont freeze again...   Froze up three times last winter when the winds were blowing 40+ mph and it was -20..   Didnt have any problems the year before, but it was a normal winter..  hit -20, but only lasted about a week and we didnt have 40 mph winds coming out of the north..    Hauled the burn barrel and dumped it, moved the dirt pile at the south end of the pond and used the wheeler to drag a harrow section across it several times to smooth it out, so looks good there now, will look better with grass growing on it..   Hooked the mower to the tractor..  made 2.5 passes and the bar broke clean off.. didnt hit anything, just looked back and saw the bar laying in the grass..     >:(   SO now I get to start scrounging or another bar and blade for it....
   Unfortunately.. I do not recall what the "other" item on the list was... so it will have to wait until SHE returns and reminds me..   
   Sort of pleasant...   No one nagging, Been sitting here watching vids, finding stuff I have not seen, drinking my rum and coke..  Window open, I can hear the bullfrogs in the pond trying to out do one another...  hmmm...  about time for frog legs!!!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Slowmodem on July 15, 2014, 11:16:47 pm
I kinda got tickled today. The company I work for hired a new VP from Pennsylvania. I ran into him and my boss today, outside in the sun. It was clouding up and trying to rain. The air was so thick you could chew it. As we stood there and chatted, he took off his coat. A few minutes later he took off his tie. He was sweating like crazy and unbuttoned the top of his shirt. Me and the boss were standing there like nothing was going on. I think if he'd stood there a few more minutes, he would have cut his pant legs off to make shorts or had a stroke or something. That poor guy was having a rough time. I'll bet he's questioning his decision to move down here.
It sure amused me, though.  ;D

Reminds me of something I heard the other day about people coming to The South:  They're kind of like hemorrhoids - if they come down but go back up, they're not so bad.  But if they come down and stay, they're a real pain.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on July 15, 2014, 11:23:53 pm
Slow- "Reminds me of something I heard the other day about people coming to The South:  They're kind of like hemorrhoids - if they come down but go back up, they're not so bad.  But if they come down and stay, they're a real pain.

    OMG! That is too funny! thanks for the evening laugh Greg!  :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on July 15, 2014, 11:33:48 pm
Geeez Riv! Just another day in your life Right? By the way, I sure would like for you to be my neighbor ~ kisshug patpatpat

   My Day?! Well, I took a country ride out to my friend Phill's house to check on the cut out hive, it's been 8 days. I was soo hopeful and somehow we had snagged the queen during the cut out...

    I'm reviewing pics now to make a post of what we found, it's not good. :(

    But I did learn something about myself today. When I jumped into my truck to check out the hive, I was so giddy with anticipation. When I hit the highway I had to mentally hold my foot back to not go past the speed limit. I soo enjoy the bees, and everyone else's bees too   ;D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Slowmodem on July 15, 2014, 11:39:55 pm
i learned later today, she is alright, they kept her for observation.
SHEESH!!!
total stranger, i don't even know her or her husband.....

You're a good egg!  I'm sure they're both very grateful for your actions and quick thinking.   :eusa_clap: :occasion14:

Therefore, by the powers vested in me, I hereby present you with the coveted Johnny On The Spot award!  Congratulations!

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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on July 16, 2014, 12:04:08 am
!!!  HAHAHAHA!!!!!     I love it!!  too funny, but WTG Mrs. River!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on July 16, 2014, 12:16:54 am
........ :D

yeah slow, johnny on the spot.....err wait, JANE on the spot..... :D

Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on July 22, 2014, 11:20:58 pm
  wow.. polar vortex is GONE!!
   80 to 90% humidity..  heat index was 105 today.. I think I lost ten pounds.. unfortunately not from areas I needed to lose it from...
   Worked on the pontoon deck until I just got too hot, then went in and assembled the extractor.. Cleaned up the extracting area in preparation...   Don't have a lot to extract, but will have some..  good test run for next year..
   Lots of bearding today, and looks like the nectar flow is slowing up. Saw fighting at one of the nucs so Revamped it a bit.  Sitting outside enjoying the gnats as I type...  time to go in before they carry me off...
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on July 22, 2014, 11:49:13 pm
Had a nice phone visit with my friend, Phill today. He was in a pretty good mood when I told him that his hive has to low of numbers to support a requeening, and explained about the severe drought and how is has left the flowers without nectar. And by observing my hives there is no pollen coming in either. He was very gentlemanly about it and said that he would keep stinging until the bees die out, that it would be a good time to take a break from the stinging. Then he and I can clean up his hive and put it away until next spring.

It all worked out just fine  :)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on July 24, 2014, 01:00:52 am
good evening from montana ~

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i posted a similiar pic of this last year......emmigrant peak, and the yellowstone river what a beautiful view earlier this evening!

we went to a local farmers market in livingston this afternoon to evening. lots of vendors, and some great country/bluegrass music from local talent in the bandshell.  i always look for and buy honey from a local beekeeper who is 80 years old and has been keeping bees for 53 years, and manages anywhere between 800 and 1,000 hives primarily by himself.  simply amazing!  the honey is alfalfa, i love it!  very much enjoyed visiting with him and his wife and yammering about bees! 

for the guys:

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and also:

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loved the stuff frog on the back and no i did not get a picture of the rest of the bike........... :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on July 24, 2014, 01:20:51 am
Enjoying your pics and vaca updates ~

   Are you kidding?!? The GMC 'for the guys?' I would love to drive that to the local store, buy a six pack of Bud, some deer salami, cheese, and butter crackers and take a loooong slow drive into the hills for the day  ;)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on July 24, 2014, 01:44:37 am
 :yah: :agree: :t3816:

   What Jen said!!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on July 24, 2014, 01:57:53 am
 ;)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on July 27, 2014, 09:00:27 pm
Had a good day today.. Spent the entire day on the river..   Didn't catch much.. I caught a 4 lb Flathead and the wife caught three or four smaller channel cats..   But it was enjoyable to stop running in circles for a while..    Fridays rain delayed going through the hives to pull honey and extracting.. that starts tomorrow, so back to work!!
   Hope Yall had a good weekend!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: iddee on July 27, 2014, 09:12:26 pm
Yep, it's a wonderful weekend. Went to ER at 11 last night with a kidney stone. Came home about 2:30 this morning. I "think" I finally passed it about 3 this afternoon.

Going in at 5:30 tomorrow morning to have all upper teeth removed and get a plate. Just soooo much pleasure in one weekend. I am just overjoyed.


NOT
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Post by: LazyBkpr on July 27, 2014, 09:27:10 pm
Dang Iddee...   You sure know how to spend a weekend..   I think I'd rather keep Africanized bees and not own a bee suit..
    Hopes and prayers the stones are passed and the teeth go way better than expected..   If wishes could help youd be healed already.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on July 28, 2014, 12:01:44 am
Had 28 teeth cut out and a extra one cut out of the roof of my mouth at age 28, my Dentist said that if i didn't i would have problems all my life that my root system was bad. I have never regret it,. You won't have any problems with the upper false teeth it's the bottom plate that's a pain. Hope all goes well buddy, and if you ever find anything good about getting old? i'd like a heads up :D Jack
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Post by: riverbee on August 07, 2014, 06:39:58 pm
good evenin'! ~

i am back from vacation and finally a chance to 'peek in'............(https://worldwidebeekeeping.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1056.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ft373%2Friverbee1%2Fmiscellaneous%2Feyesglasses_zps40c84e6b.gif&hash=4dab1e96663c531a5a73c80d10a3be48)................ :D

wow! kidney stones, er visits, plates and false teeth!?  and crappy fishing??? well scott, even a crappy fishing day runs circles around working anyday in my book.... :D 
hope all is well with you iddee, and jack....I REALLY MISSED YOU!......you OLD TALL fart!!! ;D
signed 'the squirt'....... :D

i have a great deal of catching up to do......dang, vacations are too short! 
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on August 07, 2014, 07:21:24 pm
Welcome Home Riv!  ;D  Missed You  :bee:  As far as I know.. no fist fights here while you were gone.. pretty quiet. Let's see Yankee keeps coming up with more glory on his side, he's just being so selfish with all the good bee stuff  ;)  Marion is coming along beautifully. Uuumm... I have one entire hive, three boxes, full of red hummingbird food. Ef and his fam are still with us, such a blessing there  ;D. Let's see, Iddee posting lots of dirty jokes something about Dear Abby. Barry's hive's doing quite well. Perry did it his way and apologized to someone named Frank. Mmmmm what else Oh! I hit the 3,000 post mark, I guess I'm Smokin Hot! but that won't be for long cause Scott's always right on my donkey. Great chocolate zucchini cake recipe from Baker - I need to be a mouse in her kitchen. Haven't heard from Gypsi, getting worried. Ya really need to read about Dunkel, one of the best stories so far, a real laugher "Yesterday just wasn't my day!" Hmmm, lots of label sharing.

What else guys? We gotta get Riverbee caught up  :D  ;) 8)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on August 07, 2014, 07:48:36 pm
Jen I didnt know you had a donkey!!    :laugh:
   Cant forget about RRat! He has been looking into the history of beekeeing and discovered that Noah kept bees in the Archives..   Important info there!!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Slowmodem on August 07, 2014, 07:55:02 pm
Glad  you're back RB!  :yes:
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Post by: brooksbeefarm on August 07, 2014, 10:57:05 pm
Glad your back Squirt ;D, What were you in jail for this time. :laugh: Jack
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Post by: LazyBkpr on August 08, 2014, 12:29:20 am
Glad your back Squirt ;D, What were you in jail for this time. :laugh: Jack

   LOL, and DING, 3000   I should have said welcome back too Mrs River. Glad to have you with us again!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on August 08, 2014, 12:30:39 am
"Welcome Home Riv!  ;D  Missed You  :bee:  As far as I know.. no fist fights here while you were gone.. pretty quiet. Let's see Yankee keeps coming up with more glory on his side, he's just being so selfish with all the good bee stuff  ;)  Marion is coming along beautifully. Uuumm... I have one entire hive, three boxes, full of red hummingbird food. Ef and his fam are still with us, such a blessing there  ;D. Let's see, Iddee posting lots of dirty jokes something about Dear Abby. Barry's hive's doing quite well. Perry did it his way and apologized to someone named Frank. Mmmmm what else Oh! I hit the 3,000 post mark, I guess I'm Smokin Hot! but that won't be for long cause Scott's always right on my donkey. Great chocolate zucchini cake recipe from Baker - I need to be a mouse in her kitchen. Haven't heard from Gypsi, getting worried. Ya really need to read about Dunkel, one of the best stories so far, a real laugher "Yesterday just wasn't my day!" Hmmm, lots of label sharing.

What else guys? We gotta get Riverbee caught up  :D  ;) 8)"


SERIOUSLY FUNNY STUFF jen!!!............... :D :D :D
thanks for the update!

" Cant forget about RRat! He has been looking into the history of beekeeping and discovered that Noah kept bees in the Archives..   Important info there!!!

...... :D

"Glad your back Squirt ;D, What were you in jail for this time. :laugh: Jack"

.......jail? hades's bells ain't been in jail since i was in crim justice college/internship with the local sheriff and decided to take a peek at the stars on the roof top of a bank with a fine bottle of whiskey.............. :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on August 08, 2014, 12:36:16 am
Riverbee- ".......jail? hades's bells ain't been in jail since i was in crim justice college/internship with the local sheriff and decided to take a peek at the stars on the roof top of a bank with a fine bottle of whiskey..............

    Whiiiistle, You Bad Girl You!! Or should I rephrase that...

    When I good I'm good, but when I'm bad I'm Really Good!!   :D

     yeeesereee rot thar
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on August 08, 2014, 12:55:14 am
" Whiiiistle, You Bad Girl You!! Or should I rephrase that...
    When I good I'm good, but when I'm bad I'm Really Good!!   :D
     yeeesereee rot thar........... :D"


............ :D

yep, when i am bad i am really good at it!......... :D
that stunt almost got me kicked out of college!  oh and the fibbies don't like folks fooling around on top of banks for any reason...... :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on August 08, 2014, 01:09:08 am
I think I remember you telling story before. Good One  ;D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on August 08, 2014, 05:59:00 pm
good evening ~

beautiful day here, not too hot and not too humid.......still doing a little unpacking and putting things away, etc.....it's august already....summer months fly by way too quickly........ :sad:

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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on August 08, 2014, 06:00:55 pm
I agree!  Fall Prep started today..   On the bright side... Had about an inch of rain the last two days.. so the fall flow should not be a bust. Had to add a few supers, will see what happens in them.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on August 11, 2014, 09:47:36 pm
good evening all!

today was a little rainy and cloudy, sort of needed a day like today!  daytime temps have been pretty mild, and nightime temps cooler, and low humidity.... unusual for us this time of the year, i love it!  cool pic, we saw lots of sunflower fields this year traversing across north dakota and back:

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Post by: Jen on August 11, 2014, 09:51:01 pm
Thanks Riv! Sunflowers make me soo happy   :)
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Post by: Slowmodem on August 11, 2014, 11:36:28 pm
good evening all!

today was a little rainy and cloudy, sort of needed a day like today!  daytime temps have been pretty mild, and nightime temps cooler, and low humidity.... unusual for us this time of the year, i love it!  cool pic, we saw lots of sunflower fields this year traversing across north dakota and back:

(https://worldwidebeekeeping.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1056.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ft373%2Friverbee1%2FGood%2520night%2520Have%2520a%2520nice%2520evening%2Fsunflowers_zpsaa90ce9a.jpg&hash=5c99e45cb26ce93535e1d218ccee2123)

We're expecting another polar vortex to come through tomorrow.  Wednesday and Thursday morning may get down into the 50s.  I plan on a big big day on Wednesday.
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Post by: LazyBkpr on August 12, 2014, 06:40:08 pm
Whew... long day.. Got the 670 Mini Mo pulled apart and split, the crank is out and ready to be taken to the machine shop..    Tomorrow the engine gets yanked out of my truck and the replacement installed. If all goes well I will drive it home when I am done tomorrow afternoon.  Parts to order for the tractor. Then I will need to get the wood to build the stalls for the horses.. Parts should be in for the MM by then and I can get it put back together. THEN I can start cutting wood for winter heat..  One project after another with no end in sight..  Time for a change.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on August 12, 2014, 10:06:26 pm
"THEN I can start cutting wood for winter heat..  One project after another with no end in sight.. Time for a change."

aw scott, you mean WINTER........... :D 
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on August 12, 2014, 10:10:51 pm
I'm surprised he even said the word w-----  ;) 
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on August 12, 2014, 10:32:11 pm
i don't think scott meant to jen, just his HONEY DO list....... :D
but if he's implying a change to winter, he's gonna get a spankin' from me and jack......right jack?!....... :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on August 13, 2014, 09:43:20 am
RIGHT, By the way,Perry's new Avatar Tore me up, i'm thinking he looks like he is watching or waiting for his first SN- W fall, in shock.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Jack
PS. sorry buddy i know you've been thinking about it. :'(
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on August 13, 2014, 02:14:06 pm
Yah So Jack! Where is YOUR Avatar?  ;)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on August 13, 2014, 07:05:42 pm
hrm.. Perry's avatar??    But...  Thats the same look I have each night when I look through our "clear glass" shower door while the wife is in there!!     








   Moar soap!!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on August 13, 2014, 07:15:17 pm
OMG! That' Soo Funny! snarking
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on August 14, 2014, 01:35:57 am
"By the way,Perry's new Avatar Tore me up, i'm thinking he looks like he is watching or waiting for his first SN- W fall, in shock.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Jack"

new avatar?! what jack you just get new glasses or somethin?  perry's had the same avatar and the same gray hair/shock look??? since december.....and i might add perry said something in a post here about pix making his hair look more gray, but i have seen him live and in person and his hair is WINTER colored whether he.....okay wait.....WEATHER he wants to admit it or not............. :D :D :D

oh and btw......a very late and good evenin' to everyone...... :D

Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on August 14, 2014, 01:39:49 am
 :occasion14:  Back atcha Riv ~ Actually I need to hit the hay ~ chat tomorrow  :bee:
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on August 18, 2014, 10:25:44 pm
late good evenin everyone!

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lots of very much needed rain the past couple days, read where others goldenrod is blooming, not here just yet.... :)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on August 18, 2014, 11:06:40 pm
Good Evening ~ Lots of rain here as well, it just results in 20 more fires ~ siiiigh

   On the up note tho there is a nice flow going on here in our area, been told it's tar weed and star thistle. My bees are zooming. Let 's just hope the hummer feeders have gone dry for the rest of the season  :eusa_doh:
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: apisbees on August 19, 2014, 09:16:56 pm
If there is a good flow they should ignore the hummer feeders while the flow lasts.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on August 19, 2014, 09:20:18 pm
Hi Apis, I checked my mother hive today, the only one without ruby honey, and she's still without ruby honey  ;D
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Post by: LazyBkpr on August 20, 2014, 05:58:26 pm
a quarter to 5 and I have given up for the day..   Rained all morning, we got another 3/4 inch according to my rain gauge.  Looks like the fall flow is going to shape up very nicely. Goldenrod IS starting to bloom. I see yellow!  Still have partridge pea, Culver’s Root, Milkvetch, Prarie sage just starting, Zizia, Oxeye sunflower, LOTS of coneflowers, prairie flox, Dames Rocket, Spiderwort that is starting to fade, Hoary Vervain, Bergamot (Beebalm), Ironweed, Prairie blazing star, and Asters.  Just what I have seen along the roadsides and fields coming and going from the hives.   Most years these flowers struggle, this year they are in colorful profusion due to the rain we have received in exactly perfect amounts.
   I packed up all the used frames I have and spent the morning cleaning them and putting new wax in them. Spent the afternoon cutting brush in the front ditch and piling it in prep to burn the piles. HUMID out, but thats OK, I was sweaty and dirty when the wife pulled up so she is quite content..   It's only a bad day If I am taking a break when she arrives.   :P
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on August 20, 2014, 06:24:20 pm
It's 3:15 here, I just got home from work, taking a break. Then I will start an early weekend with inspections and marking which hives have what and where. I've been marking on the hive lid instead of paper. Paper keeps blowing up and all over the yard and I don't know what my notes say per two weeks ago anyway. I'll be adding one more medium to all in effort to get as much pulled wax as possible for next season. Hubby and I will be making two more mediums and two more feeder boxes, that should be it for the year. Assembling more medium frames/foundation, that's my job. Got my hammer, nails and glue in place, need a bud or vodka tonic, MeTv if hubby's helping, and prob Pawn Stars if I'm on my own. Love days like this  :) 8)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on August 20, 2014, 07:23:52 pm
good evenin~

like scott, looks like the fall flow will be good here, might have to put an extra super on top to catch it. if not capped can always feed back. we have an appointment with the usda on friday.  we have been given a grant to plant native plant species for honey bees only.  jen, good time of the year to be evaluating what your hives need!
supposed to pour down rain here tonight, with high temps and high humidity tomorrow.......oh i dislike the humidity.....

anyone else getting the early sore throat/cold/fever/chest/ fatigue/aches crud yet?   we have both suffered from this junk for the past 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on August 23, 2014, 08:23:22 pm
good evenin' everyone! 

met with the usda yesterday for a pollinator program we were accepted for, (thanks to kebee)  and taking some bids from tree guys to take out the female box elder trees from a portion of the land we want to restore.  goldenrod is still in good bloom here, and a few other plants.  managed to check the bees today.....(no stings), but under the weather for the past week and a half with some crud mr. river brought home from the office.....i told the usda folks that if they found i wasn't keeping up and passed out laying behind them in the field, just give me water, or dump it on my face........... :D
the prince said he licked every coffee cup in the office just to bring it home to me......... :D :D :D

mice did a number on the 4 wheeler..........made a nest up in behind the headlight, chewed wires, and chewed through something somewhere, they have done it before. started up just great as always, she just didn't want to go anywhere yesterday......... :D  so off to the polaris doctor she went today.

i will be harvesting honey soon, next week or two! 
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on August 23, 2014, 08:30:25 pm
Did Mr. Rivers secretary have a bad cold ;D.  Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on August 23, 2014, 11:46:42 pm
ooooh secretary........legal assistant!   ;D

his didn't, her children are grown and out of the house but she has grandchildren.....not sure who had the crud, but most of the attorneys have children and they ALL like to share whatever goes around........ :D
we attended a firm picinic 'kumbaya' last friday, he was already feverish, coughing, sneezing, hacking.  i wasn't, told him it wouldn't hurt my feelings not to go........ :D
we went and as always i enjoyed playing with everybody else's  sick kids.... :D

and btw, when i want to talk to him, i call her.......... :D :D :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Slowmodem on August 24, 2014, 05:52:05 am
i told the usda folks that if they found i wasn't keeping up and passed out laying behind them in the field, just give me water, or dump it on my face........... :D

That reminded me of a video I saw yesterday  (http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2014/08/19/erin-pkg-moos-ice-bucket-challenge-fails.cnn&hpt=hp_c3&from_homepage=yes&video_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F#/video/us/2014/08/19/erin-pkg-moos-ice-bucket-challenge-fails.cnn) on cnn.com

be patient, it might take a minute to load

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i will be harvesting honey soon, next week or two!

I'll bet you can't wait!  I'm happy for you!   :eusa_clap: :occasion14:
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on August 24, 2014, 08:08:42 pm
good evenin!

thanks greg, but no ice bucket thing for me....... :D 
and thanks for the comment on taking my honey off! yes I, ME....gets to take the honey off this year!  i am excited, although a lot of work, i really do enjoy it!  the reward is worth the effort!

it was 90 some degrees here today, and 90% humidity.........i decided to mow earlier this mornin and then finished late this afternoon......geez what was i thinking?.....some rain came in, and storms forecast for this evening.  we really need it!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on August 26, 2014, 10:24:15 pm
good evening!

a couple pix i took the other night after a storm rolled through here,  in my world, sorta looks like a hand in the cloud, with a thumb?....... :D

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we have been blanching fresh sweet corn for w#$%er months, yeah i said winter..... :D since about 4:30 this afternoon.  4 dozen ears of fat sweet corn from a local farmer, okay i am done now......
i was done before we finished!..... :D  fixed some dinner in the process and our kitchen is not big enough for two of us with all sorts of mess everywhere....... :D

dinner tonight:
chicken wings/drummies; grilled corn cobs; grilled summer squash, and other garden veggies!  mmmmm, mmm good!
 i buy packages of the party pack wings and drummies, separate into 3 meals.  clean them off, paper towel dry. put in a bowl, add a little olive oil, and sea salt and pepper blend (not much). stir it up.  get out the louisiana hot sauce and blue cheese dressing; the good stuff you buy in the refrigerated section of the grocery store.  we use litehouse, the chunky stuff.  throw it on, more heat/bite more lou hot sauce, less heat more blue cheese dressing. mix it up with a spoon and let it marinade for awhile.  throw on the grill about 450 and get the grill marks on them, just to sear, and get crusty from the sauce, and then move off the heat.  we have a weber performer, charcoal, able to use direct heat/indirect heat with the grates to move the charcoal to the sides.  sear on the sides of the grill (direct heat), move to the center (indirect heat).  keep turning once in awhile and slather with the lou hot sauce/blue cheese mix. about 20 minutes they are done!  tender, juicy, and delish! 

summer squash on the grill, (from our garden)  crooked neck summer squash.....cut in slices, cut the seeds off.  very lightly put some olive oil on, not much, just rub to barely coat, sea salt and pepper blend on them.  they go on the grill over direct heat .  sear the slices, top and bottom, done, about 10 minutes or so.......too much olive oil or not enough high heat will make them muushy.....i don't like mushy.

fresh corn on the cob, olive oil to coat them, whatever seasoning, wrap them in aluminum foil, direct heat on the grill for 20 minutes, keep turning about every 5 minutes. 

blanching and freezing corn:
big stock pot.  bring to a low boil.  put a tsp of sea salt in then let her rip to a rolling boil, once a rolling boil,  place 3 or 4 ears of corn in especially if they are large, but not more than 4 at a time. (replace water when it gets low). when 4 minutes are up, take the corn cob out and put them in an ice cold water bath for 8 minutes. drain in a colander, then scrape the corn off.  we use a gadget (two of them) circular blades, just run it down the cob and off comes the corn. how we do it, is to take a cutting board over a large cake pan. cut the corn off with the gadget and brush it off into the cake pan. put in zippies and freeze.  awesome tasting in winter months!

maybe i should have posted this in recipes?........... :D

anyway, don't forget the cold beverage when grilling!  i love to grill and sure enjoy summer months!!!

Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on August 27, 2014, 12:04:16 am
Wow! that sounds delish! ......  it was hot today! we had a nice cold bowl of cheerios for din din  :D

   However, the night is cooler and I'm working on a chicken, thyme, rosemary stir fry with snow peas, red bell pepps, and ginger for dinner tomorrow night. That will be nice to come home to after working all afternoon  :D







Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on August 30, 2014, 08:28:56 pm
good evening~

lot's of plans today, most did not get completed...... :D

hope everyone is enjoying the labor day weekend!  a mild day of weather with mostly cloudy skies, rain moving in now.  summer months are slipping away, the last of the blooms (goldenrod) soon no barefeet, shorts, tanks and getting the bees 'ready' for winter........ :-X
oops......said the WINTER word......... :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on August 30, 2014, 08:35:56 pm
Now Riv! You're not supposed to say the W word, you're supposed to say "When it snows!     :D ;)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on August 30, 2014, 10:05:25 pm
.......... :D

okay...........W I S...........
and not short for wisconsin.......... :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: iddee on August 30, 2014, 10:12:51 pm
W***** is a better word than S***. Even Florida has W*****.  TWO WHOLE WEEKS.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on August 30, 2014, 10:18:22 pm
............ :D.............. :laugh:
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on August 30, 2014, 11:00:11 pm
Spent the afternoon at father-in-laws house. He's the only parent hubby and I have left, and a very good man he is. He has had to live thru some hard adversity and remain faithful to his family.

Took an afternoon walk with a couple to very cute 2 year old boys and took some pics of an old studebaker on the back property. The one snow pic was already in my files.

I Love Old Trucks  :)

(https://worldwidebeekeeping.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs28.postimg.cc%2Fokbmqsvzt%2F100_1166.jpg&hash=7a949ec57cefa29641182e16185f52a8) (http://postimg.cc/image/okbmqsvzt/)

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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on August 30, 2014, 11:11:04 pm
awesome pix jen, some history there in that old truck!.........

Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on August 30, 2014, 11:15:33 pm
 :)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Zweefer on August 30, 2014, 11:15:46 pm
Just thought I'd say hello during half time of the badger game.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on August 30, 2014, 11:20:19 pm
Back Atcha Zweef  :) 8)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on August 30, 2014, 11:47:44 pm
"Just thought I'd say hello during half time of the badger game."

brewers game zweefer..... at the giants, down 3, 8th inning....... :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on September 01, 2014, 08:39:33 pm

   Woodlot is now opened up.. took the bush hog through.. next, the trees will be dragged down to the opening to be cut into firewood.. Sorry no bee news.. Havent had time to do more than peek into the hives. Getting ready for Wwww....    Wwwiiii.....    WWWWWWWWwwwiiinnnnnnnn.................   Getting ready for when it gets COLD..
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Zweefer on September 01, 2014, 09:09:35 pm
Well said Lazy.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on September 01, 2014, 10:04:14 pm
"Getting ready for Wwww....    Wwwiiii.....    WWWWWWWWwwwiiinnnnnnnn.................   Getting ready for when it gets COLD.."

............ :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on September 01, 2014, 10:39:36 pm
Seems like just a month or two ago RB and Perry were shoveling white s_ _ _  ??? Now their preparing for it again. :o I couldn't live like that.  :'( Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on September 01, 2014, 11:17:06 pm
Me neither Jack, I am spoiled by the four seasons. I don't mind Wwww.... Wwwiii... WWWWWWWwwwinnnn..... but my bones like the warm better these days. And this year there was so much smoke, I don't feel sated with the sun yet ~
 

Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on September 01, 2014, 11:18:55 pm
i was waiting for you to pipe in here jack.....i can't shovel any white stuff up here until i get my favorite 'white' pusher fixed, which i  somehow  ran over last year and broke the handle off the thing.  i can't buy a new one just like it......they are cheap things nowadays!.............
it just needs some nuts and bolts through the handle to the blade. oh and drill a couple new holes.... ;D
it's on my get ready for winter list, but mister keeps wanting to throw it in the trash........ :D

oh and ps, forgot, won't be jury rigging a ramp to get up to the deck with the snowblower anymore.......the deck is bran new...... :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on September 04, 2014, 10:19:05 pm
good evenin everyone~

why is it every time i start to mow the lawn, it rains?  booming thunder and lightening today about 2:00 pm.  i kept mowing, i figured when it starts pouring then i will quit.....had to rethink this because of some lightening strikes.....what am i doing out here attached to a metal object in an open field...... :D

BEES!!!!....... :D......got a frantic call from someone who i am not sure how she got my number, but guess had posted on craigslist, so maybe one of my friends volunteered my services as a yellow jacket inspector/identifier.......... :D
anyway she has 'BEES' behind their concrete porch.... "we have a bee problem".....she said....... "quite active and building for weeks" and was "leaning towards an exterminator", but felt calling a beekeeper  would be a better option "considering the bee population is decreasing".  and told me about her small children and a dog who can't play in front of the house due to the bees.  "PLEASE HELP"

got to give her credit for thinking of honey bees.  when i asked her a few questions she just said she was too terrified to go out and take a picture and couldn't describe the BEE. wasn't sure where they were going in, either the siding or the porch, and said behind a crack behind the concrete porch.  i just told her i would come and take a look, she's not too far from me, but most likely yellow jackets, and no need to spend the money for an exterminator.  so off i go tomorrow to look at yellow jackets...... :D

Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on September 04, 2014, 10:21:21 pm
Waiting for the continued saga Riv  :)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on September 04, 2014, 10:32:52 pm
well, she's a single mom with kids and a dog, my heart went out to her, she's not too far from me.  will take a peek and take some cans of raid with me to give to her and tell her/show her how to get rid of the yellow jackets at dusk.

ps, i did get the lawn mowed............ :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on September 04, 2014, 10:58:32 pm
Today I have been in the Fall cleaning mood. Didn't get any done this spring due to excessive swarming and all that went with it. So I've got cob webs, and I need to get back to painting my hallway. Also, working on a label for some small jars of honey to go into my friends shop for the holiday, I think I can squeek out maybe a dozen small jars. See I plan on consuming all the members' honey on this forum that are willing to send me some for a fair price plus shipping. Then, I can sell my local honey here.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on September 04, 2014, 11:34:07 pm
"See I plan on consuming all the members' honey on this forum that are willing to send me some for a fair price plus shipping. Then, I can sell my local honey here."

............. :D :D :laugh:
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on September 04, 2014, 11:41:11 pm
 ;)  kidding  ;)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on September 05, 2014, 08:34:25 pm
good evening.......

i posted earlier about a phone call received last evening looking for a beekeeper to come and get some bees..... took a look today......

yellow jackets.  sprayed the beejeebers out of them buggers and then some...... ;D  saved her some money for an exterminator and told her to spray again for good measure at dusk, and again in the next couple days, am and pm.  it was cooler here today, not much above 65 degrees, and a chilly 65.

on another note, i stopped by my vets office this afternoon, haven't been there since may (had to put down a longtime wonderful companion) .....been a client for 20 years and know the staff and docs well.  just wanted to say hi and no paws yet in the house.  they know me so well, we caught up and asked about my bees, my allergy, shots, life in general etc.....but also asked me if i would sell them honey to treat animals with. 2 of the 4 vet docs, (and mine) are using honey to treat certain wounds with success.  i will bring them honey next week, no charge.  it's just my way.  i am a softie when it comes to animals. 

Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Slowmodem on September 06, 2014, 01:35:32 pm
Just a note to say I've started a project at work and am working 12-16 hour days 6 to 7 days/week.  Will pop in occasionally to say hello.

Hello!   ;D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on September 06, 2014, 10:17:23 pm
Wow!   Hope thats overtime pay for you Slow!!

   
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on September 11, 2014, 08:28:03 pm
good evening~.......
very long day, very long week.....a week or so behind on taking honey off, but taking supers off, extracting and clean up.......all done, i sure dislike the clean up but now the reward and i can sit back.......sit down, enjoy the forum and a cold drink in our cold weather.....been cold here the last 2 days, 35 the last two mornin's and nothing above 5o degrees daytime, maybe 55 today.  sorta was sidetracked yesterday on clean up before the cold hit, so resumed today. frost warnings this evening, our gardens have been pretty much harvested, some tomatoes left, but oh well.....
the bees, i will check them on saturday, preparations now for winter months...........
this year, harvested some buckwheat honey! 

who says beekeeping is a hobby, cuz it ain't........... :D

Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on September 17, 2014, 09:01:38 pm
good evenin~

what a beautiful day today after two weeks of very cold weather- 30's at night and nothing above 55 during the day......today finally hit 70 and a little above, and nice warm weather in the 70's and above for the next 4 days......yipppeee! i am happy!  get to wear flip flops and shorts for a few more days!
goldenrod and aster blooms about done, but goldenrod has been a great bloom this year!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on September 18, 2014, 10:59:54 am
3in. of rain yesterday 8) 70's today, going to some outyards today were they had over 4in. of rain to see if any damage was done and check stores. The goldenrod is in full bloom and with the heavy rain yesterday the aster should be in full bloom in a few days. My wife is bottling honey for the Fair Grove Festival and this coming Wed. is the last day of the Farmers Market, hope we have enough honey for both ???. Been a good honey year, but a little short of last years harvest, i left a few honey supers on in one of these outyards to get them capped better, i'm taking my 4 wheeler in case there ready to go because of all the rain and they are in a creek bottom. Should make for a day :-\ Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on September 18, 2014, 11:27:33 am
We actually had some rain yesterday evening, it was enough to change the color of the dirt. Us here in Cali consider that a FLOOD!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on September 19, 2014, 09:33:45 am
The girls had capped and filled most of the top deep, they all had two shallow supers on them along with two deeps for brood. I took the top super off of 8 of them, now today is extracting day and my weekly card game (5 point pitch) with my brothers. Life is good. ;D Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on September 19, 2014, 11:51:00 pm
life is good isn't it? well except for the c**d months ahead.....watched the bees on the last of the golden rod and asters the past few days, been warm after a pretty good cold snap, they were couped up a little, not much flying until the past few days.  the trees started turning fall colors.....i like fall months, i just don't like what's coming.......
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on September 19, 2014, 11:53:03 pm
Fall is my favorite for sure, and for so many others. Wish it wasn't the shortest season
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on October 03, 2014, 08:45:49 pm
good evenin~

cold here about 35d f, wind whipping bone chilling cold, and raining for the past 3 days. i dislike it.  and fyi jack, forecast is for some flurries later this evening......you know, of the s**w type ...... :D
been cold here since monday. not much above 50 during the day, and 30's at night.  i do enjoy the misty fog off the river at dusk, the peacefulness and quiet.  fishing season on our river was over last weekend, thank you.....it was 80 and 85 degrees then, a beautiful weekend.  now the bees are really hunkering down for the upcoming months. my hive is pretty hefty, healthy and strong, will shove some extra winter feed in there when there is a warmer day in october.  insulation on top will go on soon, and will wrap them sometime in november.

Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on October 03, 2014, 10:20:33 pm
Nice mental meanderings there Riv  :)  Now that all my hives have cleats, I'm not sure how to wrap my hives. Think I'll start a thread on that.

Enjoy hearing about the fog on your river at dusk...   :)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on October 17, 2014, 06:58:45 pm
good evenin!

fall is back, we have enjoyed some warm temps for the past week, yesterday 70's...........today, not much above 50, and the wind was blowing the leaves out of the trees and my patio umbrella took flight and landed out in the middle of the front yard.  also, i went to get the lawnmower out of the garage to mulch leaves, and my hockey stick to shoot walnuts out of the back forty and WHAT DO I SEE? .................SOMEONE has drug out the buried SNOW SHOVELS and stacked them neatly next to the inside of the garage door............. :D 
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on October 17, 2014, 07:25:06 pm
Snow shovels  :sad:  nice visual of upcoming events to look forward to... or not

I started vacuuming today and before I knew it I vacuumed myself out onto the front porch aiming at the empty spider webs in the  eves, and then attacked the screen on the wooden screen door that has the perfect screech and thump when it closes. I also got an enchilada dinner prepared... AND I did the combine on the two dink hives. Been a busy girl today, the fall weather is perfect and I feel I need to bake a cherry pie Billy Boy Billy Boy :D but it will actually be apple  ;)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: iddee on October 17, 2014, 08:07:37 pm
Dressed out my 5th deer last night. Replaced the fuel injector pump on my diesel tractor today. That's enough for a week for this old man.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on October 29, 2014, 11:50:13 pm
a very late good evenin to all~

just watched the last game of the world series........darn, really wanted the royals to win.......so now i guess i can pay more attention to the forum in the evenings......and i can listen to hockey at the same time........... :D

Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on October 29, 2014, 11:56:39 pm
I once thought SPRING was the busy time...   I have brought in two stumps filled with bees, done one emergency cut out and I have been hauling corn from field to bin 12 hours a day..  Then there was working on a 1086 a fellow tried to drive across a wash out and ripped the front end out from under it.. parts will be here tomorrow, and still hauling so its going to be another LONG day..   As sad as it sounds, I am starting to look forward to the white stuff, just so I can wake up in the morning JUMP out of bed... stand there while the realization sets in that I have NOTHING to do, then climb back in bed......
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on October 30, 2014, 12:51:18 am
Well........ I have to admit that I miss summer, because well we didn't really get a summer it was so smokey here. But alas, I do look forward to the months after the holidays when I can JUMP into bed in the afternoon with a cup of tea and read, dog next to me, crock pot full of venison stew. Yes, I do like those cold moody days  :)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on October 31, 2014, 07:09:57 pm
good evening~

someone turned the outside air conditioner on up here........ :D about 20 degrees this morning, and not much above 38 degrees today. at least the wind wasn't whippin' like it was yesterday.....

btw HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!
the last of october, daylight savings this weekend.......don't like it, rather have more daylight at the end of the day and not the beginning of the day.... ;D

mu hah hah!!!!! doorbell's ringing........... :D

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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on November 02, 2014, 08:15:37 pm
good evening~
it was a very nice day here today and saw some of my bees flying, they like to check out the red taillights on the prince's truck that i don't like to drive,..... :D and my jeep......but the whole thing is red.  there is nothing in bloom here and hasn't been for well over a month, but they fly, for any little bit that they might find and maybe some water.  i took an early morning walk along the river this morning. i so enjoy this and don't do it as much as i used to. it was a crisp, cool fall morning with frost on the ground, mist rising from the river and crunching of fallen leaves beneath my boots. as i walked past my 'bee crib' to go along the river, i saw that the 'door' to my bee crib was standing wide open, bear fencing wires in place.  i stood and stared at the wide open door.....i checked the fencer on the backside of the 'crib'........the fencer had been turned off.   ?
maybe the bears have figured out how to reach over the wires, unlock this door and turn off my fencer......? wait, the bears need to turn the fencer off BEFORE opening the door...... :D
hmmm, here is an older pic of the door; i house my bees in an old long rectangular corn crib.  this is good bear and critter protection.  when we bought the place we tore out the corn chute and replaced it with the 'door' you see in this older pic.  i made the door myself, i am pretty proud of the work.....
i have a small lock on the door, it opens inwards.  it broke a few months ago, can't lock it with the key, but can still turn the lock up and down.  the wind can not blow this door open.  so someone paid a visit.  the local juveniles blast windows out of our outbuildings and mash our mailbox (well not what i recently put up).... but they have never blown holes in my hives.  not sure what to think.  the investigator i am... ;D saw truck tires in the dirt nearby.

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after my investigation (my bees were fine)......... :D, i closed the door, and turned the fencer back on.  went for my walk.

i came across an adult bald eagle lying on the bank above the river.  we have and enjoy a bald eagle population here on the river.  i could see the body of this big raptor from a distance. at first thought maybe it was a goose, or turkey vulture, as i moved closer, i saw the distinctive feathers and the white feathers on the head.  i can only guess that the eagle was sick or diseased, nothing here takes these beautiful birds.  i wanted to take a tail feather, or a wing feather, but i didn't, i just couldn't.

on my walk i was rewarded with trout rising on the river to gulp emerging insects; 3 agates, one a large lake superior agate, unusual and prized, and an artifact.  small treasures.   the walk did me good.  then work the rest of the day.....
brushcutting......
brushcutting......
brushcutting......

and wondering who in tarnation is messing with me on my bees.............. :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on November 07, 2014, 05:59:09 pm
good evening~

a fine day it was, a little brisk and chilly, 40's, full moon really bright and purty last night.  bees hunkered in i think from here on out. a little rain, but none of that favorite white stuff yet, that jack likes........... :D

i have spent two afternoons working on mulching and clearing the leaves.....AGAIN......tomorrow i am buying a high powered leaf blower for my city res to blow two of my neighbors leaves (the hillbillies on one side and peyton place on the other side) BACK TO THEIR YARDs...... ;D......... :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on November 07, 2014, 06:55:53 pm
And what a beautiful full moon, just huge.. I love the harvest moon. I'm feeling bakey these days, Autumn definately brings out the foody in me. I can tell cause I'm a notch looser in my jeans belt, and it's only been about 3 weeks. It's the pie crust, gets me every time  :) ;)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on November 09, 2014, 07:12:09 pm
good evening~

great day today, even though it was only in the upper 30's. no wind and a pleasant day to be working outside.  got up very early this morning to get some final 'winterizing' things done today, and managed to start out the day brushing my teeth with hair gel.....seriously too funny spitting that out........ :D

the weather folks say we are to brace for a 10" snow storm starting 3:oo am monday morning and continuing through the day tomorrow....

yep jack i said SNOW..... :D

Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on November 09, 2014, 10:26:46 pm
Riv- Can't believe you guys are getting snow already, Wow, is that normal for where you live?
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on November 10, 2014, 12:41:50 am
yes jen, we can get snow as early as october. one october, some years back, it snowed for 2 or 3 days straight, thought i was in the mountains of montana....... :D no one went anywhere! 
we have had a pretty mild fall, my bees were flying last weekend, then we got colder during this past week.  it was actually very pleasant today even in the upper 30's with no wind and sunshine. we have been spoiled to a certain degree this year with mild temps and lack of snow fall and a little rain.

not looking forward to 10" of snow, and the cold that comes after.....

Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on November 10, 2014, 01:05:58 am
We're still up to 60 during the day, bees are still out everyday, and down to 40 and 30 at night. Still some leaves on the trees, time to start raking  :)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on November 11, 2014, 06:33:39 pm
good evening ~

so we didn't get the predicted snow fall, but we did get a few inches of it, and a layer or two of freezing rain with it......and flurries today. it was cold.  snow shovels at the ready, driveway and deck cleaned off, chemical down to get the ice layer off so i don't fall on my bum and break something.

later this afternoon, dug out the snowshoes, and took a walk along the river. wish i had brought my camera, it was purty. 
it's gonna be a long winter.....
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on November 12, 2014, 08:32:21 pm
we are into temps with this 'polar vortex' that we would normally get in january!

today's temps did not get above 20F.......normal temps for this time of year are usually about 40 degrees f, the last few days temps are what we would expect in january for average highs, or  usually about or below zero, or well below zero in january. it's going to be a very long winter.....!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on November 12, 2014, 08:49:12 pm
Those are the temps that bring out the foody in me, hybernation and comfort foods. Also take my belt out a couple inches  ;) :)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on November 12, 2014, 08:53:50 pm
Is it coincidence that this also happened last year, and we had the coldest and longest winter in 40 years?
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on November 12, 2014, 09:07:46 pm
very true scott!  not looking forward to it!

Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on November 13, 2014, 09:00:26 pm
well here's a good evening post......

went outside to check on something and LOCKED myself out of the house, no jacket, no gloves, no flashlight......in 10 degree freezing cold, stumbling around in the SNOW and the DARK looking for the extra key, and on my hands and knees......

now i am signing off to get warmed up....... :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on November 13, 2014, 09:21:53 pm
Ahhhh Riv.... I don't miss the snow, grew up in winters of 6 ft of snow, shoveled my share of driveways and roofs. We have lived here for almost 30 years and have had some big snow a handful of times, that's enough for me these days  :)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on November 14, 2014, 06:46:34 pm
good evening ~

yep this says it all for us.......

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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on November 14, 2014, 07:19:16 pm
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on November 21, 2014, 06:17:00 pm
LOL scott.....it's true!

good evening everyone~

it is frigid, frigid, frigid here. yesterday was worse, today not so frigid, and it's only november here. we don't get these kinds of temps until late december and january.  it simply amazes me, year after year, how the bees manage to survive, at the minimum, 4 months of temps that are barely above 0, and  much below 0.
honey bees are incredible insects. i stuck my ear to the hive today, barely a low hum, but i know they are doing alright. especially after my escapade last weekend with lifting the outer cover off to shove insulation underneath and the inner cover came off with it......  :-[

anyone get the sniffles or the first cold of the season?  i managed to.

have been going to the ymca everyday now since the weather turned.  i met a lady who moved up here about 3 years ago from north carolina. husband was transferred here for work.  she spyed my waterproof, insulated leather goretex boots and said..."hey, nice boots!"  well, these boots aren't exactly pretty.  we struck up a conversation about the 'weather shock' moving up here........LOL!  layering, what is that?  winter jacket, what is that?  snow boots, what is that?  snowblower, snow shovels, ice chippers, roof rakes, some jury rigged contraption to brush snow off a dish satellite......what is that?!........ :D
us seasoned northerners have an arsenal of winter tools.......right perry?!........well perry has his wife.......... :D
i asked her how she liked our fine weather about now, and if she and her family had adjusted.  in a very colorful descriptive southern accent she described her sentiments about midwest weather.........
............LOL!!!.......... :D

gun deer season starts saturday, and goes for one week, it just gets crazy.  my hunter and his brother will be here.  i think we have finally chased off the rogue hunters shooting off the road, but with the weather forecast, those two boys will be freezing their behinds off, and coming to the house quite frequently to warm up and drink beer, which will make them have to pee, so not sure how much hunting they will get done.......... :D

speaking of the ymca......gotta love cheech marin:  (dave blueblood.....do you do this when you have to direct traffic?!.......... :D)

http://youtu.be/mUFOIPt9VH8

Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on November 21, 2014, 11:30:40 pm
Love That Riv! Had my toes tapping  ;D

Tommy Chong was on Dancing With The Stars this season and he just did great!!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on November 26, 2014, 07:18:00 pm
Welp... she did it...  we now officially have SNOW.. forecast said less than an inch expected.. it is still snowing and we HAVE three inches..
   But, I will say it is looking more like a normal traditional winter at this point.. supposed to be near 50 on Saturday and above freezing for about ten days during the daytime...    Hoping this winter plays by the rules!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on November 27, 2014, 04:21:28 pm
.................. :D

i did not!!!

happy thanksgiving all and a late afternoon greeting!
wish everyone well, and hope all are enjoying the day! 
10 below here......this morning we shoveled more snow off the deck and driveway; needed to get to the charcoal grill to put the turkey on............ :D
i think weber charcoal grills ought to come with a GLASS top rather than a metal top so's i can see what's going on with my bird........ :D
i don't open it but every hour, i don't trust the temp gauge on the weber(runs higher)......have a separate remote temp guage, but forgot to purchase the cold hardy batteries for it......things we do in the north.......... :D


 
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on November 27, 2014, 05:57:03 pm
It's 3 in the afternoon here in sunny Cali and we're just getting started. Neighborhood is filling up with cars and and yummy foods wrapped in towels are going into houses... making me smile  :)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on December 03, 2014, 06:39:46 pm
good evenin~

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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on December 06, 2014, 06:04:04 pm
good evenin! ~

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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on December 06, 2014, 06:47:41 pm
and jack...........just for you cuz i love ya.............you have been 'ELFED'!!!!..........lol!  :laugh:

signed the squirt elf........ :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on December 06, 2014, 09:44:10 pm
Thanks squirt :D, when i first clicked on this post i thought that was Perry's avatar. :yes: :laugh: Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on December 07, 2014, 06:42:55 pm
good evenin everyone ~
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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on December 07, 2014, 06:50:16 pm
Back Atcha Sweet Riv  ;)  I hope you had a nice Sunday. I am having a lovely quiet day labeling and dressing my new batch of lotion for our gallery down town. Also, watching Turner Classic Movies. Very nice day. Oh, and I've been very quietly searching for great danes on the web in upper northern Calif that may need a home.. :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on December 08, 2014, 09:50:17 pm
good evening ~

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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: barry42001 on December 08, 2014, 10:39:02 pm
Good evening from Central Florida and have a good night
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on December 08, 2014, 10:40:58 pm
And a good night to you too Barry from upper northern Calif  :)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on December 09, 2014, 09:58:08 pm
good evenin everyone~

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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on December 11, 2014, 09:51:23 pm
good evening ~

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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on December 11, 2014, 10:55:23 pm
Thanks Riv  :laugh:  just came back from town to try my first batch of beeswax lotion bars ~ I love to make stuff   :)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on December 13, 2014, 06:35:03 pm
good evening ~

it hit 52 degrees here today.........? yesterday upper 30's almost 40 or so degrees.........so we have had september weather in december, and december weather in october and november?  what's up with that?  no moisture......okay, no SNOW.....LOL. doesn't look to be a 'white christmas' here, bummer, i like snow cover and a white christmas except when i have to shovel it....... ;D

on the good side, i quick opened the hive, and shoved a winter patty in on the bees. they were actually flying a bit. 

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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on December 13, 2014, 07:07:32 pm
Good Evening to you too! We have had weather in the 40-50's for quit awhile, and a week of torential rains. Yaaaaaaaaah!

We put our holiday tree outside our big livingroom picture window, and add bird food, seed bells, and suets. We leave it up all winter and enjoy the birds and lights. I put on the lights today. Then I wondered to the hives to check sticky boards and remove some dead bees from the entrances. Mother hive, one deep one super, has bees hanging out on the floor of the hive, unknowingly I poked my stick in and pushed into a bunch of living bees. OOPS! sorry sorry sorry sorry yikes. But they didn't seem to mind too much, just came to the entrance and took a look around.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: iddee on December 13, 2014, 08:29:23 pm
I know what a Christmas tree is, but what is a holiday tree? Is it something atheists decorate with?
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on December 13, 2014, 09:38:41 pm
oh lordy, here we go ...... siiiiiigh

nooo, I'm not an athiest ...... another siiiiigh ..... If I met a person who was kind of heart, compassionate, gentle to animals, tries to do the right thing, shares what they have if another is in need.... and I found that they were athiest.... I would link arms with them the same as I would YOU, and trudge thru this world arm in arm doing the best that we can.

Love, Compassion, Forgiveness is All Encompassing

Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on December 15, 2014, 06:02:50 pm
good evening!

been raining here since last evening.......no snow left on the ground, and temps in the mid 40s.  yesterday hit 50.  scott, raining in iowa?
enjoy your evening!

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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Ray4852 on December 15, 2014, 06:34:29 pm
 3 straight days of fog, day and night. Its 30 now. Still have snow.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on December 15, 2014, 06:42:13 pm
Wow Riv  :)  That's a warm summer day for you!

I got to work in one of my fav clients today, she likes her massage work done by very loud classic rock n roll music. It's a blast and I always come home invigorated ~

Then went to our new meat shop in town and ordered a prime rib roast to cook for family this saturday... I have never cooked prime rib before... I'm a little intimidated... that's a big amount of money going out on something that I could easily cremate ~  :eusa_think:
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on December 15, 2014, 06:44:00 pm
Ray- "3 straight days of fog, day and night. Its 30 now. Still have snow.

    I hope you have a jigsaw puzzle going and a hot toddy in hand Ray  :)

 
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on December 15, 2014, 06:49:40 pm
jen, what did you order for the prime?

is it already seasoned? or do you have to 'crust' it.........and did the prime come with some simple instructions?

ray, it has been real foggy here too.  the mist coming off the river has been like a 'blanket'.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Ray4852 on December 15, 2014, 07:24:52 pm
Jen

I'm no good with jigsaw puzzles. I prefer to read or listen to a good beekeeping podcast.  I download them at a coffee shop and listen to them later on my ipad. I watch you tube beekeeping also. Long winters here. 

Riverbee.

Still got snow. About 6 inches.  Might get rain tomorrow. 4 more months of winter.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on December 15, 2014, 08:42:13 pm
I love to read as well, always have a book going. I also like crossword puzzles, great alzheimers prevention. Hubby can do the hard New York Times puzzles. Not Me! I do like winter weather, but soo happy to see spring. 
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on December 15, 2014, 09:01:34 pm
Riv- 'jen, what did you order for the prime? is it already seasoned? or do you have to 'crust' it.........and did the prime come with some simple instructions?

    Um.......... I haven't the vaguest idea LOL ~
   
     Something about a three rib prime, and he will have several recipes for me to choose from...??     
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on December 16, 2014, 01:26:52 am
okay jen, what you purchased was a 3 rib prime roast, your 3 rib prime roast will serve about 6 people.  you will be given recipes on the dry rub to choose from to season it, and slow roasting instructions...........just guessin' ...... :)

love prime rib!

 



Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on December 16, 2014, 01:28:38 am
Mee Too! Haven't had prime rib for a long time. When I get it, if I have any questions I'll pm ya  ;)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on December 18, 2014, 06:00:02 pm
good evening ~ and.....

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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on December 19, 2014, 06:29:34 pm

   Christmas came early..   The books came from Ray today, so I have my Rum and Coke all mixed up, I am kicked back in my easy chair..  As soon as I set aside this computer the reading will commence..  with any luck my wife will wake me up right here in the morning!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on December 20, 2014, 12:48:10 am
very cool scott! so you have some reading material to get through and add to your library! 

rum and coke
easy chair
reading and falling asleep
warm fire
merry christmas my friend!

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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on December 21, 2014, 07:50:31 pm
good evening and merry christmas......

a few days ago i was getting a package ready to send to montana. to pack the box, i retrieved a bag full of shipping peanuts, paper and bubble wrap.
i realized that my critters weren't present to pester me with chasing, picking at, chewing on or running away with the 'peanuts', paper and bubble wrap to send me chasing after them........LOL!!!
sure miss them in my life........

this morning it was snowing, then turned to sleet, then a misting rain.  temps here are unusual for this time of year. (warmer and very little snow)  the one and only hive i have is set for stores, still heavy.  i do have a shim on for extra feed just in case.  some of the winter feed i placed early on  has been somewhat utilized but will check again when temps are above 40 again, and replace or add more.

merry christmas~

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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on December 21, 2014, 07:54:02 pm
Looks like that nasty weather is heading this way Mrs. River. Supposed to rain tomorrow. Perfect day to be inside making bee stuff!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on December 21, 2014, 08:10:20 pm
we are supposed to get it for 3 days scott, freezing rain/sleet....etc.....? 

Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on December 21, 2014, 11:27:44 pm
Saying two days here for us so you got me beat. Also supposed to be above freezing until its about over with.. not that I am complaining  ;D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Ray4852 on December 24, 2014, 01:10:35 pm
Its 52 degrees now my bees are flying.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: iddee on December 24, 2014, 01:49:19 pm
It's 59 F. here and my bees aren't flying.



It's pouring.............................
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on December 24, 2014, 05:56:40 pm
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it's 35F here, no snow on the ground.......been raining/sleeting/ trying to snow the last few days.....been pretty cloudy and overcast for a couple of weeks, so haven't seen much sun, doesn't bother me, some it does. we didn't get the freezing rain as predicted, maybe a little but temps to warm to make the driveway an ice rink for me to fall on my keister and break something...... :)

btw ......i wish you all a great evening and enjoy!

MERRY CHRISTMAS !
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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on December 24, 2014, 06:39:10 pm
Hi Everyone, today is hubby's birthday, it's a nice quiet day at home, and he is having a much needed nap! Taco's for dinner  :)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Slowmodem on December 24, 2014, 06:44:03 pm
Hi Everyone, today is hubby's birthday, it's a nice quiet day at home, and he is having a much needed nap! Taco's for dinner  :)

One of those Christmas babys!  It always seemed to me they get the short end of the stick, combining birthdays and Christmas.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on December 24, 2014, 08:54:15 pm
Yup, that's the way his childhood was. Actually, his family is full of late december babies. His twin bro and sis is on the 21, nephew the 22, hubby the 24th, christmas, hubby's dad 27th, hubby's best friend 29th. Expensive month for us. Oh! and our house taxes are due in December as well...  ;)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on December 31, 2014, 09:15:43 pm
good evening to all on this great forum!

i would like to wish each and everyone a very happy new year, and my best wishes to all for 2015! 
when i was younger........... :D
anwyay, could really rip it up on new year's eve....dancing, partying, champagne, etc.........now i have settled down, and stay off the roads and do it in the comfort of my own home............. :D
at least if i tip over, it's on my floor, or if i crash, it's my couch or my bed (not jail)........i don't have far to go!........... :D :D :D

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on January 01, 2015, 09:18:45 pm
Yes, your roof or someone elses it might be a good idea to stay off of it while enjoying beverages.     ;D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on January 05, 2015, 06:56:31 pm
good evening everyone~
temps are just crazy here and just down right frigid.  i just walked outside again, and now it's snowing.  been in and out all day. my prince (mr. rb) who never gets sick has the nasty flu virus going around his office. i have never seen him this sick.  i quarantined him 3 days ago.......... :D  i do not want to get this junk.  two mornings ago the phone rings, it's his cell number? i am thinking what the heck? someone steal his phone?  because i quarantined him he took his cell phone in the spare bedroom and called me on the house phone ............. :D :D :D

so today i am out running for a prescription for the 'tamiflu' for him and gather some work files..... but i had to shovel snow away from the garage door and the front door a little and i needed to fill my gas tank on my jeep.  freezing temps well below zero with frigid windchill temps at 30F-.
just some tips..........DO NOT LEAVE HOME without lock deicer..........and DO NOT leave your gloves off at 15 below with windchill factors at -30F for longer than 5 minutes or you will not feel your finger tips for sometime thereafter........ :D

i have a locking gas cap on my jeep, had to replace the original cuz it was stolen by juvenile delinquents. (no hood ornament to steal).  the lock was frozen solid with ice surrounding the lock. i am standing at the pump. tried a lighter. well that didn't work so well. went into the station and purchased a small bottle of rubbing alcohol for 3 bucks and grabbed a coffee stir stick straw, and a regular straw.  trick is DO NOT swallow the rubbing alcohol when you are trying to suck it out of the small bottle with a small straw....... :D
managed to shove the smaller straw in the lock to get enough alcohol in it to free the lock up a little, grabbed a small bottle of hand sanitizer, smeared it on the key, and between the alcohol and the hand sanitizer i managed to get the gas cap off and fill my gas tank.............. :D

so when i finally get home, he says, "what took you so long?"..........

Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Perry on January 05, 2015, 07:15:07 pm
"I am standing at the pump. Tried a lighter"
Uhmmmm, Ahhhhh, Seriously? :o
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on January 05, 2015, 07:42:48 pm
"I am standing at the pump. Tried a lighter"
Uhmmmm, Ahhhhh, Seriously? :o

  LOL thats exactly what I thought.. my eyebrows went WAY up.. Glad your still with us Mrs. River!!!

    LAST night at this time, I was chiseling frozen dirt with a big ice scraper for driveways and sidewalks..   I started about 5 PM, and chiseled until about 9 PM before I finally had enough FROZEN dirt removed to get down to NON frozen dirt..
   WHY on earth would anyone chisel dirt when it is 5 degrees and the wind is blowing 20 mph? (Which meant it was -15 degrees)
    My wife woke me up.. laying in bed with Bronchitis, and said there was something wrong with the toilets, both were not flushing.....    I filled the sink with water... yep, it was backed up as well....   So either the pipes are frozen, or the screen on the outlet to the septic tank was plugged....
    Since NOTHING froze last winter at more than 50 below, i  had great doubts anything would be frozen at 5 degrees... so i got dressed, grabbed shovel and chisel, and went to do my husbandly duty..   
   ONCE I was through the frozen ground it only took about 30 minutes to dig the plastic tank cover up, take the screws out, reach down and grab the filter, pull it out, go out to the barn and rinse it off, put it back in, screw cover back down, push the dirt back into the hole, and go into the house to tell wife that she could shower and use the potty again...
   She didnt even look up from her computer, she just said... OK........
    Fortunately, I had left the chisel where it lay...    After two hours of coughing, from coming back into the warmth of the house.. I managed to get back to sleep...
    I woke up this morning, and found the coffee was ready for me to turn it on, and a note that says.. Thanks!

     :o    >:(

 Better last night than tonight I guess. Its snowing and blowing like mad right now.   
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: blueblood on January 05, 2015, 07:49:49 pm
BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR, good evening....
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on January 05, 2015, 08:54:46 pm
perry~
"I am standing at the pump. Tried a lighter"
Uhmmmm, Ahhhhh, Seriously? :o"


scott~
"LOL thats exactly what I thought.. my eyebrows went WAY up.. Glad your still with us Mrs. River!!!"

lol! guys, come on........don't tell me you haven't tried to free a lock with a few clicks from a bic lighter, or a zippo.....
give me a little credit...... :D  sheesh, what did i do for a living?........  ask jack, only jack was the one climbing up a 100 foot ladder on burning buildings........ :D

sorry to hear of your bronchitis scott, that's nasty stuff too.........but you do what you do........for the one you love.......no matter what....right?!

Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on January 05, 2015, 09:41:16 pm
Riv- "so when i finally get home, he says, "what took you so long?"..........

     Honest To God! The Nerve!

Scott- Seriously? With bronchitis? I don't care how much that would have cost I would have called in a plummer! Unless of course your wife is in pay back mode for labor pains...

If it is true bronchitis diagnosed from a doctor...lemme tell ya something about that pooh pooh.. I had it last year for two months. The infectious bronc that scoured our county last year took down 11 people, and that's just the ones who showed up at the doctors offices and the ER. 4 of them were men in their prime and strong and healthy. The main reason? dehydration. Don't Be Digging Up Anymore Frozen Terra Firma!
 
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: iddee on January 05, 2015, 09:48:00 pm
DOWN, I say DOWN, to 33 F. Was 49 F. today. You folks can keep that tundra land. I will stay right here.

PS. NO wind or s..s..s..Ah, you know.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on January 06, 2015, 08:37:42 am
Yes, doctor prescribed meds for it, the regimen of pills that you start taking a bunch and work your way down..   Payback came yesterday afternoon..   I had to go fill the wood stove, no big deal, until I came back in the house.. couldnt quit coughing, and was out of the codine cough syrup, so she calls the doc to see if she can get more.. he asked what I had been doing, I shouldnt still be coughing...
    For some reason she got real nice to me, but I think it was just to tell me goodbye?
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: tedh on January 06, 2015, 11:40:34 am
Tell ya goodbye?  Scott, that's some funny stuff right there!!!  Ted
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on January 06, 2015, 12:28:16 pm
Scott- "For some reason she got real nice to me, but I think it was just to tell me goodbye?

Scott!.... you're getting delirious with coughing. Last winter when I had the bronc, three docs didn't give me any meds, they believed that the body had to tough this viral bronc out. Otherwise, it comes back bigger and badder. Stay Down! Lots of hot decafinated tea and plenty of lemon and honey everyday, large glasses of warm honey water. Sleep in your recliner, not on your back. Stay away from caffeine, it makes you p__ more, and what you need is to stay hydrated. Like I mentioned in the other post... the 4 men, in their prime that died last winter all had bronc... it wasn't the bronc that killed them... it was dehydration!

Okay, I'm off my mom/nurse mode... but not for long... hang in there buddy  :)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on January 06, 2015, 05:58:53 pm
I had it two years ago and i was in town so i went to my Doc. they worked me in. Doc. looked me over and ask what i'd been taking for it, i told him , Wild Turkey and Honey, he grinen and said keep it up, it looks like your on the down hill side of it. :D I had coughed for two weeks with that stuff (it was bad), but my home made med. worked. 8) Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on January 06, 2015, 06:45:54 pm
Jack.. I have no problem with your home remedy!  :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on January 06, 2015, 09:24:05 pm
"Wild Turkey and Honey"............

a good remedy............... :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on January 07, 2015, 10:18:26 pm
The Honey is going down.. added to a bit of hot buttered RUM and seems to be working.. or, it might be the pills I have been taking...    :laugh:

   I figure by Monday I will be Driving the wife and myself NUTS so will be back in the wood shop..  Got a LOT to get done!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on January 07, 2015, 10:49:09 pm
If it wasn't for my work shop i probably would be eating my own cooking, or dead :D. My wife tells me if they should find me murdered, that they would never find out who done it ??? That everyone in Fair Grove,Mo. would want to take credit for it. :o  Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on January 08, 2015, 12:27:28 am
Atta boy Scott! Get back on your feet, but still take care  ;) 8)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: lazy shooter on January 08, 2015, 07:17:30 pm
If it wasn't for my work shop i probably would be eating my own cooking, or dead :D. My wife tells me if they should find me murdered, that they would never find out who done it ??? That everyone in Fair Grove,Mo. would want to take credit for it. :o  Jack

Jack, my wife says that a woman will be the death of me "Little Debbie" and that she "will have to hire pall bearers."
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on January 09, 2015, 12:36:13 am
If it wasn't for my work shop i probably would be eating my own cooking, or dead :D. My wife tells me if they should find me murdered, that they would never find out who done it ??? That everyone in Fair Grove,Mo. would want to take credit for it. :o  Jack

Jack, my wife says that a woman will be the death of me "Little Debbie" and that she "will have to hire pall bearers."

  AHh yes!! I am struggling with Little Debbie, she is SO SWEET...   She never argues, yells, smells bad after eating cabbage....  ahem....     I am HOLDING at JUST under 200 LBS... Trying to lose, but.. she KNOWS my name!    GAK!   Its terrible, is it spring yet?    YES!!     I have CABIN FEVER!!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: iddee on January 09, 2015, 07:27:56 am
Just sitting here drinking coffee and eating Little Debbie banana twins and I run across this thread.

You guys are NOT nice to an overweight old man.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LogicalBee on January 10, 2015, 09:29:21 am
The Banna Twins got a D grade on the Calorie counter website.  Too many calories, fat, and carbs. 

I hate to see somebody have to do an hour of hard labor for just 5 minutes of pleasure  ;D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on January 10, 2015, 09:52:26 am
Just sitting here drinking coffee and eating Little Debbie banana twins and I run across this thread.

You guys are NOT nice to an overweight old man.

   And... which one of us were you referring to?

   Isnt that the point as you get up there in years?  After 50, its not fat anymore, its called contentment! With each ten years after 50 you pass you get to add another layer of contentment.  ;D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: iddee on January 10, 2015, 09:56:58 am
I always said, "I would rather live 50 years happy than 100 years miserable".

I do what I like, and don't worry about the future. 69 and still going, so must not be all wrong.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on January 10, 2015, 01:11:19 pm
Logic- "The Banana Twins got a D grade on the Calorie counter website.  Too many calories, fat, and carbs. 

     Now Logic... We all know that Little Debbies are not healthy. However, we are all human, and we all have our weeknesses. I for one NEVER indulge in bad food!!

... Except when I'm in the checkout stand and there are 5 people ahead of me with full carts. And there lies the weekness. I like my Payday candybar or a bag of Dorito's Nacho Cheese tort chips for the ride home.

    So Logic  :)  what is your weakness food?
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: iddee on January 10, 2015, 01:18:09 pm
"" Now Logic... We all know that Little Debbies are not healthy. However, we are all human, and we all have our weeknesses. I for one NEVER indulge in bad food!!

... Except when""

I eat it.   :P   ;D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on January 10, 2015, 02:05:34 pm
I like the Little Debbie oatmeal cookie sandwiches with the icing in between. But I wouldn't turn down any of the others  :D Can't have just one ~
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LogicalBee on January 11, 2015, 12:34:10 am
So Logic  :)  what is your weakness food?

I would have to confess the potato has the tendency to knock me off my pedestal.  :sad:

That and the occasional beer with those crazy bee keepers  ;D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on January 12, 2015, 10:59:27 pm
a good evenin, and a very late good night............temps still in the deep freeze here, long winter days, long winter nights...........
sure enjoy a fire ........

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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on January 13, 2015, 12:40:54 am
Logi, I love potato's in the the winter especially, I like to slice them real thin and fry them in deep peanut oil. They fry up quickly and are not oily when coming out of the pan. And peanut oil is good for you.

My weakness is sweets, that's why my grandkids love kissing me so much  :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on January 13, 2015, 09:32:57 am
Grandkids :'(, when mine come to visit, they come through the door and say, Hi grandpa and go straight to all my hiding places and eat up all my goodies :o.They even find my goodies that i forgot that i hid them there ???. How do they know??? Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on January 13, 2015, 01:33:05 pm
Hahhaha, it's their sniffer Jack! they can smell the sweet stuff a mile away ~ my sniffer is as good as it was when I was 10 years old  ;D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on January 22, 2015, 10:40:55 pm
good evening ~

some good weather forecasted for us in the deep freeze in the midwest, temps to get into the 40's in the next few days. the weight is still pretty good. bees alive. i have a shim on top, might just throw in a patty.

today was a busy cleaning day for me.........this afternoon, i took the recyclables out, well, i set the bag at the top of the stairway to take out to our recycle bin in the garage on my way to the gym. i grabbed my id, checked my bag for my tennies, came back up the stairs for my bottle of water, and went to grab the bag at the top of the stairs to carry out, and it flopped over..............there was a glass olive oil bottle on top, that tumbled out and down the carpeted stairs to the tile floor and rug below. of course the bottle hit the tile floor first, bounced across the small rug to the tile floor behind it and shattered in a zillion pieces. glass and olive oil residue everywhere.   i used some very non disney language.

plan a: took the rug out. picked up what larger glass pieces i could, and swept the mess. okay so now the broom is full of olive oil and glass shards. 
some of the glass shards flew about 10 feet or more in all directions on the tile floor and some on carpeted flooring. 

plan b: wipe up the olive oil mess/residue with a bucket of pine sol, then vacuum the carpet and tile floor, and wipe it down again. then take the vac to anything i missed.

tile floor: kink in plan a and b. the prince river had left a box on the floor nearby filled with items from a business trip this past weekend, mostly cans of BEER . i wanted to move it out of the way to clean the entire floor.  so i did. i carried this box across the tile floor, that i had just cleaned from olive oil residue, and glass, up carpeted stairs and across the tile floor in the kitchen to realize one of the beer cans had a leak in it. i looked and there was a nice trail of dripping beer from where i stood in the kitchen on the second level, across the tile, down carpeted stairs, and across the tile i had just cleaned from the olive oil mess and glass shards to the front door.

i was really happy about this........more non disney language........... :D 
it took me about 3 or so hours to get the whole mess cleaned up, and the carpeting, and boy did someone get an arse chewing over the dented beer can......... :D :D :D

murphy's law.  never made it to the gym today. life is good!........... :D



Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LogicalBee on January 22, 2015, 11:17:07 pm
That almost makes the bat problems sound trivial  ;D   But what a mess.

I managed to break off a couple CFL light bulbs with my noggin today.  The feel of hot glass down my neck, a spark of electricity, and maybe a little mercury vapor persuaded me not to bother with any lottery tickets tonight. 
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on January 22, 2015, 11:39:21 pm
it was a mess........
i will take that mess any day over whacking bats around logic!........... :D
and it made me cranky, but your day is totally funny, well not......how did you manage that?

all things electricity have in the past persuaded me not to mess with it......BUT i can't say as i have ever noggined a couple CFL lights........... :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Slowmodem on January 23, 2015, 12:15:08 am
it was a mess........
i will take that mess any day over whacking bats around logic!........... :D
and it made me cranky, but your day is totally funny, well not......how did you manage that?

all things electricity have in the past persuaded me not to mess with it......BUT i can't say as i have ever noggined a couple CFL lights........... :D

LOL  I work in a power house and make electricity and I still don't like to mess with it!   8)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on January 23, 2015, 08:35:55 am
 the prince river had left a box on the floor nearby filled with items from a business trip this past weekend, mostly cans of BEER

   AHhh.. the business trips.. I miss those!!!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: lazy shooter on January 23, 2015, 08:54:18 am
Murphy's Law, its for sissies.  In the oil patch we use Scholtz's Law.   It states that Murphy was an optimist.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on January 23, 2015, 09:35:42 am
Rb, squirts don't have to worry about hitting there noggin on light bulbs, but walking past a cow with a raised tail might pose a problem. :D Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on January 23, 2015, 11:48:35 am
jack.............. :D

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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on January 23, 2015, 11:51:52 am
 :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on January 23, 2015, 03:50:27 pm
Rb, squirts don't have to worry about hitting there noggin on light bulbs, but walking past a cow with a raised tail might pose a problem. :D Jack

   Thanks Jack!  I just covered my keyboard with Diet Cherry coke..   AND I used my nose to do it!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: rodmaker on January 23, 2015, 05:40:17 pm
    Today was a great day!! I was able to finish pruning my fruit trees and grapes. I have all piled up and ready to shred tomorrow .Had to change out the pressure control switch on the well. The best part was i did not even have to think about breathing it was kind of like old times. I really appreciate these good days. Well everyone enjoy your evening  .
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on January 23, 2015, 06:21:49 pm
 "Thanks Jack!  I just covered my keyboard with Diet Cherry coke..   AND I used my nose to do it!"

LOL!

joseph, good to hear from you, you have a great evening as well!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Curtchann on January 23, 2015, 08:11:36 pm
Rb, squirts don't have to worry about hitting there noggin on light bulbs, but walking past a cow with a raised tail might pose a problem. :D Jack

Leave it to Jack to dredge up old child hood memories!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on January 23, 2015, 09:03:59 pm
Hey, Squirt, That's one scary picture :o when i see that from my wife, it's shop time with the door locked. ;D She got that wood spoon thing from her mother, :D She would chase me around the table on holiday meals with a wooden spoon  ??? All i said was " do you need some help in the kitchen there cubby O:-) Jack"
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LogicalBee on January 23, 2015, 11:55:48 pm
Today was a good day.  I saved a bat  ;D 

We inched above the freezing mark for a few hours today so that was a bonus too.  Haven't checked on the bees in a while.  We're suppose to get up to 38F tomorrow, but cloudy so I kind of doubt the bees will be out for a cleansing flight; but who knows....it's not going to get any better than this for a while  :'(

Local super market was selling Diet Pepsi 11 for $10, so I loaded up a cart with 55 bottles.  Gotta stay on my toes when conversing with fellow bee keepers you know   :)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on January 24, 2015, 12:14:13 pm
"She got that wood spoon thing from her mother, :D She would chase me around the table on holiday meals with a wooden spoon  ??? "

what jack? your wife would chase you around the table or the mother-in-law?  or maybe both of them? i am guessing it was both of them!................. ;D............. :D

my mother had a wooden spoon too.

lol on the bat, i guess we do need 'bat savers'......... :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on January 24, 2015, 04:26:02 pm
Well Riv my good friend... I saved a bat too about 4 years ago. And would save another one. But I do understand and sympathize with your plight  ;)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on February 11, 2015, 07:34:07 pm
good evening everyone~

just wanted to let jack know i am alive and kickin' .......and not MIA from the planet............. :D
SNOW; blah, blah, blah......ICE; blah, blah, blah...........FREEZING WINDCHILL TEMPS; blah, blah, blah.......
hope i covered our weather situation up here.......... :D

this is what we are doing lately..........

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................. :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on February 11, 2015, 08:35:47 pm
LOL   Pretty much whats happening here as well, though i did get frames built, and 200 sheets of stinky plastic arrived this afternoon.. Will put it in those frames tomorrow, and see if i can get the folks to come pick up their hives.. afraid that plastic will make the whole wood shop smell bad....







 ;D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on February 11, 2015, 09:14:44 pm
okay scott, don't get jack started on the plastic...........but then again he can humor us till winter ends....... :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on February 11, 2015, 09:31:29 pm
Me? Start Jack?  I think he was born running, doesnt ever need started!!    :laugh:
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on February 11, 2015, 10:08:20 pm
............. :D

well scott, jack might have been born running but he sure is slowing down............ :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on February 11, 2015, 10:25:56 pm
I'm with Jack and Scott... Mmmm nice fresh plastic to live in, that's the good life for me...
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on February 12, 2015, 09:11:42 am
You've heard the old saying, (people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw rocks :o) Well!!, If you live in a Plastic house :-[, your good to go :D. Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on February 25, 2015, 06:53:56 pm


   Snowing like mad and 9 degrees with about 20 mph winds..  Naturally my LP tank at the store just ran dry, so have to go light the furnace when the truck shows up.  According to my windmill the wind is coming out of the NE, but that is subject to change at any time..    Supposed to snow all night.. the plow truck is in the garage warm and ready.
   Had to dispose of two bodies today as well..   Woke to find my Mare had aborted her foal two months from her due date, and when I went to check on her, found another foal, so it was twins, and likely the reason she aborted.. pretty heart breaking. Still have a good chance the other mare is pregnant, but I am not nearly as excited about her foal.   Have about a weeks worth of wood left, so I am very ready for winter to end.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on February 25, 2015, 09:14:49 pm
scott, read your post.......

very heartbreaking......losing a foal, let alone two? hope your mare is doing alright.......♥

deep freeze here still (below zero temps) a little reprieve today, but dipping back down to subzeros. yesterday the high chilling winds took your breath away or knocked you over. snowed some last night, and snowed much of the morning, i heard iowa received more than us.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: iddee on February 25, 2015, 09:26:07 pm
Ground starting to turn white with what is said to be 5 to 8 inches before morning. Sure wish you tundra people would keep this stuff up there. >:(
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Ray4852 on February 25, 2015, 10:09:06 pm
 That stuff you get will probably melt in few days.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on February 25, 2015, 10:25:13 pm
My favorite snow, is when it melts before it hits the ground. :D Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: iddee on February 25, 2015, 10:46:34 pm
ray4852, that's a few too many days.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on February 25, 2015, 10:59:27 pm
my favorite snow and cold would be if it's in jack's yard, not mine............. :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on February 26, 2015, 08:50:28 am
Squirts can be mean. :P Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on March 04, 2015, 06:19:49 pm
lol jack, i am really not mean, i am just short and feisty............. :D

good evening beeks!
we here in wisconsin received another deep freeze........this morning actual temps were about 12 below zero, with wind chill factors at 29 d F below zero.  i get to the point where i don't even pay attention to this, i don't want to hear what the windchill factor is....... :D
we received a little bit of snow cover yesterday, about 4 or 5 inches.  it's not the snow, it's the deep freeze we are in and will be in for the next few days.
so looking forward to spring! 
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on March 04, 2015, 06:29:37 pm
We got another 4 inches of snow mixed with sleet today, tomorrow in the 40's and then we are getting into normal weather 50's and 60's :occasion14: and  :bee: could it be over :eusa_dance:
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Ray4852 on March 04, 2015, 06:31:12 pm
 warm up next week.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on March 04, 2015, 06:51:02 pm
its about 12 outside right now, high tomorrow of 20.. but by next week, its saying low  60's  !!  OMG


   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw&list=RD9jK-NcRmVcw

   Got to go open a new bottle of RUM!!!!!!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btPJPFnesV4&list=RD9jK-NcRmVcw&index=2

   PARTY!!!!!


   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EexwySX2aKU&index=58&list=PLK9Sc5q_4K6aNajVLKtkaAB1JGmKyccf2
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: iddee on March 04, 2015, 07:43:37 pm
It was 73 here today. Calling for snow tomorrow and 22 for the next 2 nights.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on March 04, 2015, 08:45:01 pm
AAAAAHAHAHAHahahha! Now We're Talkin' Scott! Can't beat the hair bands man! ;D You have a great time with your bees next week!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Slowmodem on March 04, 2015, 09:39:21 pm
It was 72F a little while ago.  Now it's 48F headed for 18F or lower.  Can you tell when the cold front came through?

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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on March 04, 2015, 09:48:46 pm
i see scott has been in the rum to warm up from the deep freeze we are in.............. :D

slow, what are you talking about..........."Can you tell when the cold front came through?"

cold front came in here in november, hasn't left since.......... :D :D :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Slowmodem on March 04, 2015, 10:39:11 pm
W
slow, what are you talking about..........."Can you tell when the cold front came through?"

cold front came in here in november, hasn't left since.......... :D :D :D

We have seasons down here.  The problem is that sometimes we have 3 or 4 in a day.   8)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on March 04, 2015, 11:25:41 pm
We have seasons down here.  The problem is that sometimes we have 3 or 4 in a day.


    LOL!!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on March 05, 2015, 10:00:56 am
LOL............. :D :D :laugh:
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on March 05, 2015, 10:15:22 pm
it's spring, well sorta...........hey ray baseball started!

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angels beat the brewers today (in arizona), oh well, maybe it's cuz the brewers weren't playing up here where it's 25 degrees below zero....... :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Ray4852 on March 06, 2015, 02:13:53 am
Baseball started Tuesday. Watched 3 Cleveland games this week. -6 here now. After tonight weather should start to improve a little. 
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on March 06, 2015, 09:07:10 pm
Bees were out flying for a short time this afternoon.. tomorrow they should be able to get out a little longer.. 50's sunday, and 60's by Wed.  Finally get to see which ones are alive, it will be news, Not sure if its good news or bad news yet.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on March 06, 2015, 09:09:25 pm
Right on Scott! Looking forward to your report  ;)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Slowmodem on March 08, 2015, 04:07:34 am
HAPPY HAPPY DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME (to those that it applies to).  Extra daylight in the evening now!  :)

Be sure and set your clocks.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on March 08, 2015, 12:24:37 pm
What for Slow? my bees and cows don't know what time it is, and i don't care if the fish are biting. :laugh: Just kidding, the sun is shining 60+F and i'm happy. Hey Squirt and Perry.  :P  :laugh: Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on March 08, 2015, 01:06:46 pm
sounds like jack doesn't know what time it is, not his bees and cows.......... :D
i got up this morning same time i always do, only the clock and all the clocks someone set back last night, said it was an hour later........ :D

heat wave here! 40 degrees, sun shining, and the white stuff is melting!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: efmesch on March 08, 2015, 03:46:13 pm
Here we don't move the clocks ahead till Thursday night March 26th, so our clocks are 1 hour closer to each other  for the meanwhile,  (unless I got mixed up and we're an hour further apart?  :-\)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: iddee on March 08, 2015, 07:28:46 pm
You are correct, EF. We are an hour closer to the same.

66 F. here today, felt like 75 on the lake. Fish not biting very good. Only 2 crappie all day, but homemade beef "venison" sticks, very spicy, and a couple cold ones made for a double fantastic day. Down to t-shirt, son with no shirt. Just relaxing and watching the lines.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: tefer2 on March 08, 2015, 08:21:29 pm
You are correct, EF. We are an hour closer to the same.

66 F. here today, felt like 75 on the lake. Fish not biting very good. Only 2 crappie all day, but homemade beef "venison" sticks, very spicy, and a couple cold ones made for a double fantastic day. Down to t-shirt, son with no shirt. Just relaxing and watching the lines.
My kind of day!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: blueblood on March 08, 2015, 09:12:29 pm
Good Evening.  My bees were flying today, 47 F.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on March 08, 2015, 09:40:08 pm
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay Blue!  ;D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: iddee on March 09, 2015, 06:59:13 pm
Four of us caught about a dozen crappie and a few bream from my son's pond today to go with the 2 crappie yesterday. Just finished a fantastic meal of fried fish, potato wedges, onion rings and cole slaw.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: kebee on March 09, 2015, 07:08:06 pm
 After I got through inspection the one mean hive and finding no honey left in the hive for them and put some 1 to 1 syrup on and found the second the same, feed them also I had barbecue ribs, bake potato and salad, oh was it good or was it because it was 2:30 PM I ate, think a little of both.

Ken
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on March 09, 2015, 08:22:04 pm
Kebee- did feeding them the 1.1 syrup calm them down?
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on March 09, 2015, 08:45:02 pm
Went through several hives today making sure they still have sugar on them. Going to try putting some syrup out tomorrow.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: kebee on March 10, 2015, 06:10:38 am
 Yes Jen, believe it or not they did calm down quite a bit, have quite a bit of flowers blooming here, but with threat of rain not much help to the bees so I am going to have keep an eye on them.

Ken
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: kebee on March 10, 2015, 06:59:24 pm
 Summer is here, got to hot today 81.8 degrees, where did spring go, don't like it when it gets this warm early in the year.

Ken
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Perry on March 10, 2015, 08:51:07 pm
Still have between 3 and 4 feet of snow. Tomorrow supposed to go up to 6 C (43 F), but guess what they're calling for on the weekend? :'( Another 6 to 10 inches!
Still have yards where you cannot see the hives.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Zweefer on March 10, 2015, 11:02:14 pm
Was in the mid 60's today!   I was able to brew some beer outside in a sweatshirt.  man did that sun feel good!

Most of the snow is gone here, should stay above freezing the rest of the week.  It's about time!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Zweefer on March 22, 2015, 09:28:51 pm
We had some snow try to start things today, but died out as quick as it came in...   The trees are budding, and I saw my first robin in the woods.  I am thinking spring is finally here!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on March 22, 2015, 10:04:13 pm
Hey perry, over the years i've had fun picking on you, but now i'm feeling sorry for you with all that white crap. Hang in there buddy, you will feel like you've been reborn when its all gone and things turn green and the flowers start blooming. Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on April 02, 2015, 08:25:26 pm
good evenin beeks,
time to fire this thread back up........weather has been crazy, from 30's to 80 something yesterday, 60's maybe tomorrow, then back down into 40's for daytime temps for the next few days. high winds also, chasing a lot of stuff around the house and deck/porch that isn't exactly nailed down. at least my grill didn't take a traveling trip off the deck......... :D 
a storm came in last night, i knew it, the hot humid air temp just tells ya besides the weather peeps that you are going to get nailed with a nasty storm............... :D  we did, and received some much needed rain.  didn't care for the power going off and on a half dozen times or my printer restarting, it makes a little noise ........... :D
was more concerned about any power surges that might effect the freezer full of meat.  just had the electronics replaced from the last power surge.

we are in a drought already, unusual, we didn't get the snow we normally get, hopefully april will bring some very much needed rain.
 
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Perry on April 03, 2015, 06:16:52 am
Still have about 3 feet of snow, and it's about as hard as rock. Temps are usually near or above freezing. The snow is so hard I can easily walk on it without going through.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Ray4852 on April 03, 2015, 10:39:22 am
Temp went to 68 yesterday. :) I still have some snow left. My springs birds are back claiming their nest boxes. :) I'm busy now cleaning out the house sparrows. Still feeding hard sugar to the bees. More snow for the weekend. :no: Its going to be tough this year getting the strawberry plants in by the end of April. What I need here is some dry weather and warm days. What you people need out west is rain. We don’t need it here. 
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on April 03, 2015, 12:10:34 pm
Ray, what we really need is 10 winters of snow! That will fill the lakes, rivers, and creeks up and bring up the water table.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: kebee on April 03, 2015, 02:41:35 pm
 Got to 78 yesterday and going to 82 today, my bees have been real busy, one hive had the super filled so I throw another one on, the one that was so mean earlier are now tamed down, the other hive has 6 frames filled in it and will add a super to it Monday, so come June I should have 4 supers to extract. Got to get some bottles order to put the honey in, already got half or more sole.

Ken
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: kebee on April 09, 2015, 04:01:54 pm
 Dang! Had to turn the air conditioned on last night, got to 79.9 in house, should have turn it on the night before than I could have sleep as good as I did last night, we had  an high of 88.9 yesterday and 88 today, where did spring go, summer already.

Ken
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on April 09, 2015, 11:08:12 pm
I love it when those temps come kebee, I can leave my windows and doors open at night  :)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on April 09, 2015, 11:47:10 pm
about 30 d F here i guess, cold.  been raining, sleeting and snowing here today into this evening. cold temps the past week. heat turned back up a little tonight, chill in the house.  snow falling later this afternoon to early evening with big heavy flakes.......it was kinda purty...........okay........NOT!!!....... :D

haven't been able to check the bees really, too cold here still during the day, did a couple weeks ago when it warmed a little. i threw in another half of a winter patty then (still had half left of another and hefting seemed like they still had some good weight to them), and also happy i didn't take off the winter wrap.....winds, no sun, etc.........

watching this hive like a hawk, sure don't want to lose her now........
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on April 10, 2015, 12:50:58 am
Sending you hive good healthy mojo Riv  :)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: efmesch on April 11, 2015, 04:57:54 pm
Most of this past winter has been blessed with good rains that were well spaced.  March was relatively a dry month---here we got only 5 mm (1/5 th inch)of rain. 
The first day of Passover (this year, it came on Saturday, April 4th) is considered to be the end of the rainy season    BUT there can always be surprises. 
Today, we received an unusual gift of 20 mm rain, with more predicted overnight and tomorrow. 
This should give a boost to the nectar produced by our summer flowers.  Heres hoping and praying.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Perry on April 11, 2015, 09:09:06 pm
Temps finally headed up with night time lows around the freezing mark.
I have pollen patties ready to go on, probably start Monday. I also had around 5 gallons of honey that was not for human consumption, so I started mixing it up with pollen sub to make extra patties and will try to keep them from starving with that and the fondant.
Note : only do this with honey you know about, ie; your own!!
Title: Good Evening Post
Post by: Zweefer on April 13, 2015, 10:51:26 pm
Temps in the 60's today.  I installed a package of bees at a local nature preserve our beekeeper association will have out there for teaching. They took to their new home just great
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: kebee on April 21, 2015, 08:43:07 am
 Notice my pole number and have to get out of that, little cool this morning 51 degrees with a nice 75 today and no rain YAA! A week of it was enough all gloom with no sun out made the week bad, hopeing that it will dry out so I can mown the tall grass tomorrow.

Ken
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on April 22, 2015, 09:06:03 am
Supposed to be 56 today but 30 tonight.. 61 tomorrow and 32 tomorrow night.. THEN it looks like its going to work its way back up to the 70's during the day and 40's and 50's at night..  My tomaters, peppers onions etc will likely have to all be re started..  one in five years we dont get a freezing spell.  THis year we did, so will have to re start everything.. hope the strawberries make it. Like me they usually start too early...
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on August 05, 2015, 08:04:02 pm
time to fire the good evening post back up!  hey everyone, good evening!
stop in, say hey, how was your day, what did you do, how's the weather, how's the bees, share a pic, share a story, whatever.....check in say good evening!

me today ~ recuperating.......great day for weather though, about 81, low humidity, sun with some clouds, very nice august weather for august for us.
not getting much done, me and the walker don't polka too far................ :D
actually i two step better than i polka......lol!

from lake superior..............love this photo and wishing i was sitting up by the shores of lake superior in northern wisconsin or UP michigan, what a beautiful place:

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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: iddee on August 05, 2015, 09:55:21 pm
You don't wanna hear it.

Symptom #1... Cough and runny sinuses last night and today. IGNORED

Symptom #2... Chirping in my head this afternoon.   IGNORED

Symptom #3... Blood pressure up 35 points and 8 points on the low side.  Getting my attention, so laid down.

Symptom #4... Sharp pain in left arm causing my whole body to jerk.  Called the local paramedics and ask for a no lights, no sirens visit.  They just left. Nothing serious found, but they said the machine was 45% accurate.

If I post tomorrow, you know I'm fine.

I'll call my doc tomorrow and see if I should go in.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on August 05, 2015, 11:14:26 pm
Good Evening Riverbee ~ I would enjoy a nice evening on that beach with a fire, with you, maybe someday  :)

Hi Iddee, all those symptoms would fade away if you came to see me for a nice comforting rub down... Garaunteeed!  ;)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on August 06, 2015, 12:42:07 pm
well iddee.......?

what's the scoop?  you go in or what?  ;D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: iddee on August 06, 2015, 01:20:16 pm
No, bad fever and chills all night, but fine today. BP back to normal.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on August 06, 2015, 01:55:12 pm
My son in law had just about the symptoms as you iddee, last Sunday night and had my daughter take him to the emergency room. He thought he was having a heart attack, his blood pressure was (180 on the top no.) they sent him home and told him to see his doctor. Doctor put him on high blood pressure med., my daughter said she thought it was brought on because he had passed two kidney stones two days before those symptoms and wouldn't go to the doctor??
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: efmesch on August 06, 2015, 03:58:16 pm
No, bad fever and chills all night, but fine today. BP back to normal.

24 hour flu?

1. Stay well
2. Keep an eye on your BP.  Usually one doesn't feel any symptoms when it's high, which is why High BP is called the "Silent Kiler"
3.  We need you, and so do many others.  Take care of "our" Iddee.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: lazy shooter on August 06, 2015, 04:32:28 pm
The severe pain in the left arm is a bad sign.  Be careful for a few days, and if you have pains in your left arm again go visit your cardiologist.  A simple EKG will tell if you have suffered a heart attack.  That is a cheap, quick test.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: iddee on August 06, 2015, 04:44:47 pm
Had an ekg last night, lazy. It looked good. I have a stent from an attack 8 years ago. I carry nitro in my pocket. I have made use of them a half dozen times or more in the 8 years. I think this is just a slight flu bug.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on August 06, 2015, 09:48:01 pm
Dang Iddee, that got my attention...   Take care of yourself, want to come visit again! Thought of a lot of questions i didnt ask last time!   ;D Besides, your wife is really good lookin and treats me to FINE meals!   :yes:

   The bee yard is doing well, most outyards are doing well...  extracted once, need to extract again, but havent got time!!!  leaving in two weeks for vacation....    BEGGED my wife not to plan the vacation for this time.. but it was the only time the son and his GF could make it... except, now they cant make it, but were still going....  so in the next two weeks, I have to fix the trailer, the truck, extract the rest of the honey and bottle it, treat the bees with OAV..  all except the Wayne's bees.. begin combining weak hives and Xing the queens I like the worst, and start feeding the syrup with Fumagillin for winter, OH, and start making sugar cakes, and start filling the wood shed before the harvest starts and I have to help with that....   I could keep going, but, to sum it all up, its just an extension of the summer I have had...  running flat out from dawn to dusk...   Its the first time I have actually been looking forward to WINTER arriving so I can drink some of that rum in the freezer!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Les on August 06, 2015, 11:05:31 pm
Riverbee and Idee I hope you are both on the mend.

Had a lovely trip to Staten Island yesterday to pack and move Ken's ailing brother off that awful place and up to the country and closer to family. He has not been able to clean in a very long time, so needless to say, the place was cruddy and dust everywhere.  Woke up today to swollen eyes from the dust but it dissapated after a couple hours.  Worked my hives this afternoon and see big changes since my last check a week ago.  All the queen cells had been torn down......did you hear that sigh of relief?  Well, at least I got a new Nuc box bought in anticipation of a swarm.  Geez these girls love to make propolis....takes me forever to get the frames out.
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Kitty curled up next to me and we are off for some zzzzzz's
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on August 06, 2015, 11:57:00 pm
Gheeeez Scott! Stop reminding me of all that is ahead, and I only have 3 hives and 2 nucs  :D ;)

Hiya Les, I have had some hives make propolis as thick as frosting, that was one of the best hives I have had. Sadly, it's not doing so well this year :(
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: efmesch on August 07, 2015, 03:43:27 am
Les says,"...these girls love to make propolis....takes me forever to get the frames out."
Ef responds---Propolis is the reason why I have "compromized? on my non-use of gloves.  Pulling out the frames with leather gloves is a real pain.  Removing the propolis from bare hands is no less of a pain.  In both cases the stickiness sometimes makes working near impossible.  So my compromise has been to use thin latex gloves.  They don't make me loose the finger sensitivity or take up so much room that I can't fit my fingers into the narrow spaces.  On the other hand, my fingers stay clean and the gloves can be changed whenever I feel that they are so gummed up that I can't work easily.
One small word of advice on propolis: as you work the hives, scrape it off and collect it into some dedicated container for later use. This isn't a solution for keeps with hundreds of hives (takes too much time), but for us "little" folks, it's practical.  Also,when I extract my honey, before returning the frames to the supers and then to the hives, I scrape off as much propolis as I can.  I find it makes a big difference.  In cold weather the propolis is much less sticky and can be removed in "chunks" as opposed to scrapings.  Each season has its advantages/disadvanatages in removing the propolis, but either way, it should be done regularly.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Les on August 07, 2015, 08:27:42 am
Ef......thanks for the advice I truly appreciate your sage wisdom.  I am not liking fingers that are stained from the propolis.  They remind me of my granfather's hands.  Rolled his own cigarettes and was a heavy smoker, hands were stained from the nicotine.  Yuck!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: efmesch on August 07, 2015, 09:30:48 am
There's a big difference between propolis stains and nicotine stains---propolis is stuck on the surface and comes off with a good scrubbing.  Nicotine stains are absorbed into the skin and (unless you remove the skin) can't be removed. 
Unfortunately, your granfather must have started with cigarettes in an era when the dangers and damages of cigarettes wasn't really known (or was successfully hidden by the manufacturers who did know).  Good for you that you didn't acquire the habbit.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on August 07, 2015, 10:53:55 am
I never seen my grandpa without a pipe in his mouth, would give me a quarter to go to the country store to buy a bag of pipe tobacco for .10 or .12 cents a bag,i think it was called (Johnny jump??) and i could have the change for my brothers and i. Grandpa lived to be 86 of age, the tobacco and alcohol i don't think he died of, but of course he was Irish. :laugh: :laugh: Jack
PS. he gave us those cloth tobacco bags to keep our marbles in. :yes:
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on August 07, 2015, 11:27:47 am
okay, first to scott..........this is a warning..............

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if you mention the W word one more time, you WILL get a spankin'.....................(https://worldwidebeekeeping.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1056.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ft373%2Friverbee1%2FEmoticons%2FPaddle%2520Spanking_zpsqv4pxkcu.gif&hash=f7b3e90bbf5917bd6e1af3ac1a439d38)
and i might have to send jack to do it........... :D

les, too funny, pic right side up!!!...... ;D propolis on the hands........a small squirt bottle with lemon ammonia mixed with water, spray your hands, wash or wipe off, then use some baby powder on the hands. clean and smooth as a baby's butt............... :D

iddee, hope it's just the flu, and even that is an annoyance!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on August 07, 2015, 11:59:30 am
Scott,don't worry, she'll get over it, squirts just mad because she has to reach up and swing with the W instead of pushing down on the hand rails. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on August 07, 2015, 12:23:31 pm
 ;D  Spankin??  ;D

   wait... Jack? NO!   :no:  I have guns!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on August 07, 2015, 03:39:44 pm
LOL!!!

jack has a wife's supply of WOODEN SPOONS!!!!.............. :laugh:
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: iddee on August 07, 2015, 10:46:43 pm
Sounded like it might be fun until she brought up Jack's name. That spoiled it all. >:(
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Zweefer on August 07, 2015, 10:58:24 pm
I have nothing to add on this current trend...  Tomorrow is my extraction day.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on August 07, 2015, 11:04:00 pm
Looks and sounds like your feeling better :occasion14: I knew you were to ornery to check out on us :yes: Besides old republicans never die they just smell that way. :laugh: :laugh: hang in there buddy. Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: rodmaker on August 16, 2015, 08:26:44 pm
Good evening everyone. Nice and warm here today 105 so i have been in the shade since two this afternoon. The girls are all bearding on ten of twelve hives even they can't cool off on a day like this. Tomorrow forecast to be 108.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Perry on August 16, 2015, 08:29:34 pm
105?
108?
That just ain't right! Don't know how you folks deal with it. :o
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on August 16, 2015, 08:50:08 pm
Perry,I'll keep the 105 and 108 degree, if you keep that up to the house eve's white crap up there. Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on August 24, 2015, 09:00:15 pm
Yikes, 108 is too hot for me...
      I am currently on vacation, we Drove to Maine...  and as we are headed up here toward Blue Hill Maine, I start seeing a LOT of signs, and I have to say, I think PERRY is holding out on us...  he does have bee hives, but I also see, Perrys Furniture, Perrys Lobster Shack, Perrys dine in or drive through, Perrys Fresh Pack Blueberry stand, Perry's Seafood....   there were a couple more as well...  I pulled over so My wife could get my picture by the Perry's Furniture sign, but I got yelled at and had to keep going.....
 >:(
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on August 24, 2015, 09:21:00 pm
Why am i not surprised that Perry's name is around where all the food places are. :laugh: :laugh: Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Perry on August 25, 2015, 09:16:10 am
Well, I am well fed, no sense arguing about that. :D
Still around 195 lbs though. Winter usually sees me up around 205-210, but all the hard work I do come spring sees me shed the weight.
As for furniture, you wouldn't feel safe or comfortable in anything I built, I'm surprised the bees put up with it.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on October 02, 2015, 06:08:17 pm
good evening everyone~

it's fall and fall colors have been showing up here in the north..........it's that time of year we have been and are readying our bees for the big W.......... :D
my bees are in great shape (no feeding) except for one hive, out of 4 nucs this was the slow one, but the queen is a good queen.  around mid october i will add shims and place some patties in just for extra insurance through early W months, and keep checking thereafter.  they should be good.  can't budge these hives, a good flow for us this year.  no mites, pests, or disease, and the bees really aggressively go after invaders.......carpenter bees, yellow jackets, moths, etc..

am ambling long after hip surgery, lot of challenges, and slower recovery than i would like, but the good thing is my weight scale is finally telling the truth....... :D :D :D

what is everyone else up to?
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on October 05, 2015, 09:36:53 am
You have a weight scale that tells the truth?  I'd like to know the make and model number, since i have never found one that was even CLOSE to accurate!!!!   :laugh:
   I finally BROKE the 190 barrier and am at 189.6 and still working at losing weight.
   Today i start cutting wood for the winter, so that will help a LOT, been in the field the last couple weeks, crops are coming in swiftly! Bees are doing quite well, but I had three hives this year decide to abscond and leave behind the queen and just a handful of bees..  Quite odd since they were all splits this year and most had newer comb.
   On a different note..  My wife has accepted a job in Maine, and will be leaving in a couple weeks, so i will only have you guys to whine and complain to as winter sets in.. She has plans to be gone for at least 5 years, the additional money will be sent back to pay of the principle on the house, so with luck, the bee thing will go well, the grapes will grow well, and i will have an income enough so she can retire when that time is up and return home. Wish us luck!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on October 06, 2015, 01:18:33 am
dang scott you make me laugh! i thought us girlies were more conscious about the fat cells than you guys were...... :D

i read your post and i think i must have read it over a number of times.............wife has accepted a job in maine? to be gone 5 years?

wow.........i wish you and your wife well scott, and wish all the best for both of you and future plans!

and ps, whine and complain all you desire, we will be here to 'listen', read and enjoy your posts!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Perry on October 06, 2015, 06:55:12 am
I've been watching my weight lately too. In order to make it easier I've gained weight so that it is out there and easier to watch! ;D
194 lbs. and holding.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: lazy shooter on October 06, 2015, 07:58:27 am
Six foot two inches tall and 230 pounds of fat man.  I am a large frame guy, and my cardiologist would like for me to weigh 220 pounds or less.  Less would be better.  I topped out at 265 pounds about 10 years ago, since then I have dwindled back to the current weight.  I have reached the slow metabolism age and I can't work as much as in years past, so it is just a mathematical thing where the calorie intake has to be lessened.  Dang that's hard for me to do. 

Perry and Scott seem to be in pretty good physical shape.  The emphasis being on the word physical.  :)

Scott, how ofter will you and your bride get to visit?  Retirement is a word that I don't know.  I call it the "R" word.  I would have retired years ago, but I enjoy my work so much that I miss it when not on a job for a bit.  My work does not require much from a physical point of view. 

My family is well versed on working away from home.  From 1993 until 2012 I spent about one-half of my time away from home.  Since then it has been about 100 days a year.  In some ways it puts a strain on one's marriage, but my bride was independent enough to take care of her and our home when I was away, and like you we needed the money to pay off the ranch and have the ability to retire.

Scott I do wish you well, and Perry I just want you to keep on being Perry.

Lazy
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on October 06, 2015, 09:44:17 am
Hey perry, was that weight  with one leg on the scale or both? :laugh: :laugh: Scott, i wish you well, but 5 years without someone to boss around? that would be hard for a King. :o Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: efmesch on October 06, 2015, 12:26:44 pm
Scot, isn't there any work closer than Maine? Five years is a long time.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: apisbees on October 06, 2015, 12:41:14 pm
Now he has a reason to take his hives with him when he goes to visit the missus. Blueberry pollination.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on October 07, 2015, 05:57:29 am
Yep, she will be coming home for the holidays, vacations etc, and I will be going out there each spring with bees, and probably mid summer sometime when the bees are settled in from spring fever for my own vacation.
   It isnt going to be easy, but when that time is up I look forward to having her full time.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on October 23, 2015, 05:22:15 pm
a late good afternoon all! 

i just had to say this, i went out to the mister's garage this morning (the freezer is in there) to get something out for dinner, and low and behold what did i find laying on the garage floor?

.............THE DANG SNOW ROOF RAKE...............

seriously, i wanted to call him up and ask him what he planned on raking with it or had he heard a different weather forecast than i did for the next couple weeks.............. :D :D :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: apisbees on October 23, 2015, 05:54:32 pm
He is just trying to get you psyched up for winter.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on October 23, 2015, 06:37:07 pm
Sounds like he's my kind of man. 8)  :laugh: Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on October 23, 2015, 08:25:11 pm
The KING of his castle! he was making sure SHE knew it was there!   Wise man right there!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on October 23, 2015, 09:48:41 pm
lol you guys,  he is just WAY TOO ANAL RETENTIVE............... :D :D :D

wants to be prepared ya know.........

scott, ya, maybe he did, (i did know it was there, how can ya miss the thing?) he received a nice welcome home this evening, the top part of the roof rake was laying in his favorite chair, i told him to get busy raking the leaves up until the snow falls............. :D :D :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on October 24, 2015, 12:14:27 am
LOL
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on October 24, 2015, 11:59:55 pm
so what did he do?!

he laughed a little, and moved the top of the rake and set it out on the deck.........some discussion on it and why it was in his favorite chair............ :D
so early this morning i hear music playing very loudly...........i have this sound system in my garage.  he rarely turns that on or even up.
so anyway i hear the music booming away...............LOL..........i look out into the back 40 to see him using the roof rake to rake leaves ......... :D :D :D
didn't last long, (he was trying to get my attention).......... but it was totally funny!!!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on October 25, 2015, 09:21:41 am
I bought my wife one of those life time rakes, i like to set under the trees and drink a beer and watch her rake the leaves, when she gets a spot cleared, i'll move my chair and tell her she can rake where my chair was now. We enjoy the fall, she ask me if i would burn the leaf piles before the wind comes up, i told her i don't have any matches and besides i didn't want to breath all that smoke. She said that's all right honey i'll burn the later. Ahhh, life is great. 8)  Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on October 25, 2015, 09:24:26 am
I bought my wife one of those life time rakes, i like to set under the trees and drink a beer and watch her rake the leaves, when she gets a spot cleared, i'll move my chair and tell her she can rake where my chair was now. We enjoy the fall, she ask me if i would burn the leaf piles before the wind comes up, i told her i don't have any matches and besides i didn't want to breath all that smoke. She said that's all right honey i'll burn the later. Ahhh, life is great. 8)  Jack

  heh! I got my boots on JUST in time!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on October 25, 2015, 03:13:31 pm

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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: neillsayers on October 26, 2015, 02:04:05 am
Jack,
I think you have figured it out! :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post ~ FIRST SNOW
Post by: riverbee on October 28, 2015, 09:03:16 pm
first snow here, very cold, driving rain since last night, sleet this afternoon, turning to snow, not much sticking on the ground but........ :sad:
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: iddee on October 28, 2015, 09:16:19 pm
73 F. here tomorrow. 65 Sat. and Sun. I'll have dinner on the table when you get here.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on October 28, 2015, 09:58:18 pm
well, i lied now it's really coming down................

love to be there in your weather iddee and dinner on the table!!! would love it! AND more the anything else the chance to meet you, visit, swap stories.... great company! someday!!!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: lazy shooter on October 29, 2015, 07:39:07 am
It's morning here, so consider me a contrarian for posting on the Good Evening Post at this time of day.  We are having a beautiful Indian Summer here.  The mornings are cool at around 50 degrees F and the  days are in the low 70's.  I finished with my fall plowing yesterday and intend to plant another 30 acres of cover crop today.  Rain is in the forecast for tonight and next week.  If that happens, my cattle and wildlife will enjoy a nice winter. 

It's been a really nice year, and I wish many of you were here to enjoy it with me.  If any of you ever drift west of Fort Worth a hundred or so miles, let me know.  Like Iddee, I'll pick you up and put you up for the night.  If the wife is busy dinner will still be on the table.  If she's busy, it will be man food: chili, barbecue, grilled something or ..........

Anyway, in advance, good evening.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: lazy shooter on November 01, 2015, 08:50:16 am

It's a beautiful morning here.  Sixty degrees F with zero wind and high cloud cover.  The picture is from last night.  The kids belong young friends of ours.  I just love kids.

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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: iddee on November 01, 2015, 09:27:12 am
Precious 
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: efmesch on November 01, 2015, 09:36:28 am
Lazy shooter:  "I just love kids."

Ef: Looking at a picture like that, who couldn't?
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on November 01, 2015, 09:40:59 am
ef, i won't comment until i see iddee and perry's baby pictures. :laugh: :laugh: Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: iddee on November 01, 2015, 11:50:45 am
Here's Perry.


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And here's Jack.



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Lazybkpr wanted to see Riverbee dancing. Here she is.


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No camera could hold mine. They all crashed trying to take a pic of me.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on November 01, 2015, 03:21:35 pm
LOL   Jack is quite recognizable!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on November 01, 2015, 04:44:23 pm
Now fest up iddee, that's you and Obama dancing when you were growing up. isn't it. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: iddee on November 01, 2015, 05:32:48 pm
Sorry, Jack, I can't answer that. Riverbee would ban me from the forum for life.
Check your PM's.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on November 01, 2015, 06:56:02 pm
LOL!!!   I think the greater part of valor will be to remain quiet as well!   O:-)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on November 04, 2015, 01:19:43 am
hmmmm, well, dancin's good .............

wear these dancin' you might wear out your hips............and have fun doing so...........

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also, wear this hat............might get some laughs.........

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and by all means at least wear some BEER GOGGLES like these.............

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if you haven't worn any of this attire while dancing with WHOMEVER..........then you don't have a hair on your arse.......... :D :D :D

Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: neillsayers on November 04, 2015, 01:49:56 am
Now that's funny, I don't care who you are! :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on November 04, 2015, 04:44:26 pm
LOL   Somehow I pictured LONGER heels and leather that zipped up!   :laugh:
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on November 04, 2015, 05:41:07 pm
......... ;D................ :D

i don't wear heels anymore unless required, and pretty much have to find them and dust them off. no leather that zips up unless it's a jacket......
all my boots are leather, (no zippers lol) just good ol fashioned cowboy boots and lace ups (roper style). 

the bee hat gets a lot of looks and laughs and gets passed around. i do have the beer glasses, they have seen some use.......... :D also, one other item for attire when i am out with the girls, is we sometimes wear barbie sun glasses, you know the ones sold for little girls you can buy for 2.99 or whatever they are............ :D

ellsworth rod and gun club has a couple of banquets every year, pheasant banquet and a turkey shoot. great gig, lots of fun. chicken dinner with all the fixings, skeet shooting, auction, raffles, etc.  about 8 of us walked in one year to a turkey shoot banquet wearing the barbie sunglasses.  my friends are mostly all city girls and like to have fun, all married with kids except for one. don't think she's gonna get married anytime soon.....aw that's another story..........LOL!

anyway, i love to shoot skeet (clay pigeons/targets), have since i was old enough to shoulder a shotgun and fire one without falling over on my butt. my friends wanted to see me shoot, so i did, but i took the barbie sunglasses off. (they were all wearing theirs LOL) i beat the guys and a woman who is a good shooter a couple rounds, one of the guys challenged me and bet i couldn't shoot as well with the sunglasses on.....LOL, so i put the barbie sunglasses on and beat them again............ :D :D :D

we all made quite a haul that night, one friend won a wheelbarrow full of liquor, (we inherited the wheelbarrow), a ham, a turkey, a pair of really nice binocs and another friend won a really nice scooter, which she really didn't know what to do with.... we were riding that thing all over the next morning........ :D

btw no pix of the barbie sunglasses shooting skeet will be posted, use your imagination............. :D
and scott, just for you.......no dance pics either but maybe this one...........

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............ :laugh:

ps sorry keith couldn't help it!!!!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on November 04, 2015, 08:26:09 pm
LOL!!
   You were quite a catch Mrs. River!
   I pick on my wife a lot, but she too loves to shoot skeet. we used to belong to the local Walton club and spent a lot of time doing it, until she had her neck surgery. I have a terrible block when skeet shooting, and have VERY often shot a 24, but somehow always manage to miss one, usually the easiest......  I keep hoping she will get better so we can do it again. Although, this way she cant gloat because she beat me as often....
  Sounds like your man found a good one! 
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on November 04, 2015, 09:30:34 pm
scott, it's the other way around...........i found a gem and he has managed to sand off some of my rough edges, and for 25 years he has 'put' up with me and all my shenanigans......... :D :D :D
he grew up in the city, i grew up in the country..........different worlds but we have a great life!  my redneck family loves and adores him and they like to pick on him sometimes........ :D

lol, and you guys think i am rough around the edges now?!!!........... :D :D :D :D

skeet shooting.........my dad was a caretaker of the billings rod and gun club (montana), since i was 5 yrs old i guess, until i was a senior in high school. the rod and gun club had a great shooting range and a great setup for skeet......like bunkers the clays were zoomed out of..........lol!  anyway, i learned to shoot pretty good i guess, my dad was a hunter, but he wanted us kids to respect guns and learn to shoot well with any pistol or gun he owned.  i took a fancy to skeet shooting at a young age, i liked it. we have a crazy neighbor down the street, born and raised in the rush river valley; a navy seal, a hard worker, soft around the heart when you get there........lol...... a good man in many ways but sometimes loses his common sense and hard time controlling his anger or the drink and gets himself in trouble....  but he's the first guy you want on your side!

he has a great setup for skeet shooting, expensive clay thrower and most of all a variety of shotguns, and my favorite a benelli.........he calls me every once in awhile...........errrr........invites us down for dinner, drinks.......visit.........i wind up shooting clays with him and my husband winds up shooting the breeze with his wife........... :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on November 05, 2015, 06:11:06 pm
scott, it's the other way around.


   Nope, not at all. Us country boys dream about girls like you!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on November 07, 2015, 07:27:17 pm
thank you scott for your sentiments! sure enjoy 'conversation' with you !

btw everyone...........enjoy your evening!!!

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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on December 11, 2015, 06:16:38 pm
good evening!

been somewhat absent from the forum lately.  we have incredibly warmer weather than normal. day time temps in the upper 30s to the 50's.  we have spits of snow, and there have been some rain showers.  no snow on the ground now, really hasn't been, but someone in my household has all the shovels and roof rakes laying everywhere............seriously funny..... ;D

this time of year we are usually below zero, and typically snow on the ground.  what concerns me, is lack of moisture in the ground come spring. 

what is everyone else experiencing?
Title: Re: Good Evening From Tucson, Arizona
Post by: riverbee on January 16, 2016, 10:59:52 pm
a nice cool, chilly mountain night in tucson, arizona............


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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on January 16, 2016, 11:23:31 pm
It was in the upper 30's today,went to feed 9 weened calves only to find something had run them through the 5 cable corral fence :o One never got through but had it's back leg's wound up between two of the steel cables and laying under them and couldn't get up ??? Had to take the cable clamps off before i could get it's leg out, her eyes was bug eye and breathing hard, don't know how long she had been that way, but another 15 min. to 30 min. she would have died. :sad: ( about a 600 lb. calf) Hey rb, if you need some mud? it's about butt deep up around the barn, bring your truck and i'll load it for you. :laugh: :laugh: Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on January 16, 2016, 11:40:38 pm
Hey Jack :)  Sorry that little she calf struggled like she did, but glad the story has a good ending  ;D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on April 18, 2016, 12:37:52 am
Dandelions have popped, peepers are singing from the pond, and the bees are preparing to SWARM...  I still have 80 or so hives to build, but its dark out, had to give up for the day, and fill a glass with ice, coke, and RUMMMMMMM.......
   Anyone else notice that once you stop moving for the day its REALLY hard to make the knees work when you need to refill the glass?
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Zweefer on April 18, 2016, 09:47:41 pm
Agrees!  I am sitting after assembling 20 more boxes with my latest chilled homebrew thinking how nice it is to not have to move... Frames tomorrow, now if only I had a Ted to paint it all...  May have to bribe the kids to do it...
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on April 19, 2016, 09:43:07 am
YES, having your own personal TED to do the painting is wonderful. I try to bribe him by buying him lunch when he comes down but he wont have it, so, I ordered him a gift I know he will not refuse. But, you'll have to wait for him to post pics of it to know what it is.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: tedh on April 19, 2016, 10:26:06 am
Oooooooh, I'm intrigued!  You do know that's not necessary?  I figure all of this will come out in the end and we'll die even with both of us richer for the experience. Ted
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on April 19, 2016, 08:35:31 pm
Having you come down to shoot the breeze would make the day go easier and smoother and I would not feel indebted, but you roll up your sleeves and paint, saving me time, effort and money, so i do feel indebted. NO, you do not ask for anything, and do not expect anything, no more than i would expect anything if I came to your place to lend a hand, which is why I figured buying you lunch when your down was quite fair, but NOOOOOO, you wont have anything to do with that, so, I will find another way to ease my own guilty conscience!!!!


    conscience;
    noun
1. the inner sense of what is right or wrong in one's conduct or motives, impelling one toward right action:
to follow the dictates of conscience.

 2.  the complex of ethical and moral principles that controls or inhibits the actions or thoughts of an individual.

   Put on your big girl panties and suck it up cupcake!  (My wifes fav saying) Your getting a thank you gift!!  Dont MAKE me call your wife!!!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Zweefer on April 19, 2016, 10:59:42 pm
Bringing the wife into it?!?!?  Take the gift Ted, if you know what's good for you
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: tedh on April 20, 2016, 07:12:23 am
Amen Zweef, amen!  Ted
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on October 06, 2016, 11:53:20 pm
a late good evening everyone!

decided to fire up the good evening thread..........hey all, just post whatever here in the evening when you have time.  share what you have been doing or up to, or just plain say hey!  good evening from wherever you are!

me?
fall is here, started pouring rain here about 4:oo p.m., hummm, maybe later.......ya know, just as i was getting ready to fire up the charcoal grill.  so grilled in the pouring rain...........
it was actually cold enough that we had to turn a little heat on in the house. 

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been busy, we have had some remodeling going on; making some candles; pouring some honey.......had a pretty good storm come through and almost took the mast (electrical) off the roof of the house. big mature tree fell on the main line in the back 40 and yanked the mast to the point where it broke off, pulled the fascia, gutters and siding out........ya know the adjuster, roofer/builder, gutter guy, electrician, and the electric company out here. 

we took a few days off and drove to st. cloud, minnesota to see wynonna judd in concert in a smaller venue (benefit concert)..........
she is a hoot! great entertainer, awesome voice, and good music!  and of course attitude.  if you haven't read up on her husband 'cactus' (drummer) check it out on google or you tube (documentary) lost a leg and crushed a hand in a motorcycle accident in the black hills. the docs said he would never play again.  the guy is a one man band on the drums and any other instrument he plays.........very talented!  amazing talent and amazing comeback! 

on the way back we did some antiquing.........i bought a match wheels jeep......... :D  too fun! (i'm a jeep head or whatever ya call it!)  AND an old coleman quicklite lantern dated 1928 in mint shape with the mica globe.  pretty cool!

bees are good; one hive a little lighter than i would like. gonna put shims on all the hives this weekend and some sugar bricks on just because.

saw a few juncos today...........for us that means.........W and S coming soon............... :D

have a good evening and a great weekend!



Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: neillsayers on October 07, 2016, 01:18:59 am
pretty much everyone calls juncos snowbirds here-don't really see them without snow.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Perry on October 07, 2016, 07:06:30 am
It's been cool in the mornings here as well. We turn the baseboards on for a few minutes to take the chill out, but we usually try to hold off firing up the ETS units until November first.
Once they are turned on there's no going back, it takes up to 48 hours to cool them down.
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Mikey N.C. on October 07, 2016, 09:59:29 am
Perry,  what's a ets ?
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on October 07, 2016, 10:10:57 am
I think it means Eat The Snow.  :laugh: :laugh: Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: iddee on October 07, 2016, 10:58:17 am
Expensive thermal system...   :laugh:
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on October 07, 2016, 10:56:38 pm
............ :D
had to look up ETS myself.........wow! 

we replaced a gas wall heater in our city res.....house built in '62; a walk up rambler, the old wall gas heater in the lower level (entrance to our home) just plain wasn't working and wasn't very energy efficient, not to mention the little fan wobbled and made all sorts of  noise. we tried fixing it a couple times, replacing parts/fan and gave up. anyway we replaced it with a rinnai. wow what a difference. that heater set at 68 will heat the lower level and take the chill off and add heat to the upstairs before we ever have to turn the furnace on. runs quiet, wouldn't even know it's on. anyone looking for a great gas wall heater, with a lot of built in settings...... can't say enough about it. 

neil, the juncos/snowbirds show up here usually before it snows (migrating our way).........dang i dislike cold weather!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on October 08, 2016, 10:42:00 pm
Making sugar cakes, still feeding.. have to get into the hives tomorrow and see what they may still need if anything.   Need to get the hives prepped in the next couple of weeks. By then the crops will be out and I can get to the wood so I can begin cutting for winter.. That will take a couple weeks... and then.......   I planned to gain weight and stand inside while it snowed outside....  However.. My wife is buying a house, and as all houses do.. it needs work. floors, trim etc...  so I guess I am going to Maine where she can crack the whip..   :\'(
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Wandering Man on October 09, 2016, 06:39:09 pm
Back from a pleasant motorcycle trip with friends to Panna Maria, population "close to 100."  Their claim to fame is that they are the oldest Polish community in the U.S.  We had a great Turkey and dressing dinner, sponsored by their huge Catholic Church.  In honor of Canadian Thanksgiving?  Not sure why they served a Thanksgiving meal in October, but the food was good.  The weather was wonderful, Mid-80's without a lot of humidity, and very few clouds to keep us company on the twisty backroads between Victoria and Panna Maria.

Now it's time for a beer on the back porch, watching my bees.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on October 11, 2016, 01:42:23 am
scott, i made sugar bricks..........first time the dang things fell apart on me when i dropped them out..........totally made me express non-disney language....... :D

first year in a long time i didn't have to feed any syrup to any of my hives!

gain weight?  well heck i gain weight and fat cells just standing still.......winter months gets worse unless i keep moving.......... :D

hope you stay with us wherever you are!

wandering man.........your motorcycle trip sounded very enjoyable! what do you ride/own for a motorcycle?  had to looke up panna maria..........

some interesting trivia! 
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Bakersdozen on October 11, 2016, 08:48:59 am
It's not evening as I write this, but it seems like the appropriate spot.   :D

My sister and I took Mom out for her birthday.  We drove about an hour to Weston, Mo to see Cline's Opry.  Very entertaining.  They had a piano player that played boogie woogie and Jerry Lee Lewis style!  The Cline's built a theater inside a tobacco barn.  This place was huge.  It's a family operated show and many in the audience were repeat visitors.
I don't think a single tune was newer than 35 years old.  I would say they know what their audience likes.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Wandering Man on October 11, 2016, 05:21:35 pm

wandering man.........your motorcycle trip sounded very enjoyable! what do you ride/own for a motorcycle?  had to looke up panna maria..........

some interesting trivia!

It's a Honda Goldwing.  I converted it to a Trike a couple of years ago when I was put on blood thinners.  I thought those were a permanent sentence.  Fortunately, they weren't.  But the independent rear suspension has been a great relief to my wife's back. 

(https://s18.postimg.cc/mxl0pp3yd/2014_03_13_Pauls_Trike_02.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/mxl0pp3yd/)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: neillsayers on October 11, 2016, 11:41:12 pm
Beautiful clear day today. Sweet Wife and I went to visit daughter child who is home and recuperating. She's looking much pinker and starting to walk around a bit. In a couple days I'm gonna get a pic of her in her WB t-shirt and post it to thank everyone for their prayers.
Took forever to drive home as Sweet Wife had to stop every half mile to harvest goldenrod.

Hope everyone here had a great day!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Perry on October 12, 2016, 06:26:30 am
Perry,  what's a ets ?

Electric Thermal Storage. We buy electricity between 11 pm and 7 am and all weekends and holidays for half price. Our hot water is set up on the same system. Power to the heaters and tank is off during the regular (expensive) part of the day.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: CBT on October 12, 2016, 03:14:04 pm
We have time of use rates that whatever we peak at during the busy time of day is the rate we pay for the month. We save a lot with it if you work it right. Hot water is on timers during the night. Use the high current items like dryer or stove one at a time etc. We save enough we might could afford cable tv. :yes:
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on October 18, 2016, 01:09:58 am
cbt............if you have good internet..........skip the cable/dish thing get a roku.....

bakers, sounds like my kind of music!

wm great pic, awesome looking ride! you keep enjoying!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: CBT on October 18, 2016, 09:00:09 pm
Thanks, we are cable free by choice. We have a good HDTV antenna with many channels and a firestick and Amazon prime tv also. :yes: I'll look into it.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on October 18, 2016, 09:55:57 pm
cbt, we don't have cable, ditched cable long time ago. too many problems. we have dish satellite........, might drop it after seeing what the roku does.....dish is good programming, good customer service.....when it snows or rains, lol, it goes out though.  we purchased a roku streaming stick (3500x?) some time back, finally got around to plugging it in and figuring it out (easy) and how to send audio to theater system/surround sound.  i am the designated 'electronics' wizard in my household.  actually it was simple. 

the roku stick i guess is a little better than the fire stick.  we get tons of channels, local, movies, news, sports, everything!  and amazon prime.  its awesome!  sort of a maze to find things in the beginning but pretty cool! i think these sticks sell for about $50 now, or less.  one thing though, fast internet speed, and we do have that. 
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on October 31, 2016, 06:18:58 pm
good evening and BOO ! ! !

happy halloween everyone........!
hope your bees are all settled in for fall/winter months, mine are still flying around on warmer days; been unseasonably warmer than normal, but i am not complaining, i love it! bees might go through stores a little, but will keep checking/hefting them and extra feed at the ready when they need it.

some new sugar brick recipe i tried, sorta similiar to what scott does (LazyBrpr) with a little more work........ my kitchen was a mess........well, and add beeswax all over the floor and everywhere else in close proximity from the candle making...... :D  i now work barefoot.......so i don't transfer beeswax through the house!........... :D

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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: neillsayers on October 31, 2016, 06:44:59 pm
Scary ghosts!
Unseasonably warm here and bees are still hauling in nectar and pollen. Likely from asters still blooming.
Can you share the brick recipe?
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Bakersdozen on October 31, 2016, 08:39:19 pm
Happy Halloween!  Cute cartoon, river.
I spent Friday and Saturday at the State Beekeepers biannual meeting.  Learned a  lot.  Did a presentation on providing floral sources for honey bees.  I was the last presenter on the last day.  I was sure the room would be empty, but noooo, about 40 or so stayed through the power point.  After I was done with my power point I invited those that wanted to stay could and make seed balls to toss around to add floral sources.  We used New England Aster seeds.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on October 31, 2016, 11:13:30 pm
B12, you missed the big apple dump :sad: We bought $135.00 worth at $0.28 a pound, yes there was honey crisp, jonathan (sp?), Roma,red del., yellow del. jonagold, and others? We bought honey crisp and jonagold, real nice apples and and big as a soft ball. I told a retired fireman i worked with about the sale, he lives in Thayer, Mo. a 3 hour drive, i was there at 9:30 and he was already there with 14 bushels in his truck and filling up another wagon :yes: he thought he had died and whent to heaven. :laugh: He said he would sell enough to pay for his gas, his wife said he won't that he will give them to friends, church people, and older people.He has a good heart, his last name is Taylor and my great grandmother was a Taylor from a town close by, i told him i didn't want to check family records that we might be related :o He grinned, and said don't worry about it Jack, We were all Taylor made at one time. :laugh: :laugh: Jack
PS. some of the people at the sale said they have been buying honey crisp apples at $3.00 to $4.00 a lb. and couldn't believe the $0.28 a lb. :no:
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on November 01, 2016, 02:31:58 am
"Can you share the brick recipe?"

yes i can and will neil, i tried a couple different things, but it worked...................takes awhile to dry out, but if you ask me, it's worth using the oven and maybe a little wait afterwards and no messing around in your kitchen with boiling sugar and temp gauge.......... :D
once dried, these 'bricks' probably won't fall apart and can slip into a hive easily.

never been good or very patient at fondant recipes one has to boil on the stove.... even though i melt wax down and drag it all over the house......... :D :D :D

will post these up later on tuesday.........cuz it's now way past my bedtime, and looking for what i did and how i did it........... :D
and send you a pm and post link here for everyone who is interested!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Bakersdozen on November 01, 2016, 08:26:13 am
Jack, I saw Honey Crisp as you described.  They were as big as a softball, selling for $3.99 a pound.  They were beautiful and looked like they were on steroids.  So, what are you going to do with all those apples? That's almost 500 pounds!

riverbee, I am interested.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on November 01, 2016, 11:45:31 am
Ooops, i made a mistake :-[ We bought 135 lbs. of apples not $135.00 worth :no:. my wife payed for them while i loaded them, It felt like 500 lbs ;D. We will give our son and daughter family's a lot of them, i will eat one a day (or two :))and with everything my wife is making and going to make i will probably turn into an apple :D.  This is a Amish store, i also found where they are making Sorghum and bought a gallon $20.00, it was a little stronger than i like, but it is pure Sorghum and Sorghum cake will go good with apples :yes: Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Bakersdozen on November 01, 2016, 08:50:43 pm
Came home from work, walked out to just look at hives with a flashlight.  The weather is so warm, the bees are hanging out on the front porch.  All of the colonies are doing this.  Very unusual warm spell. 

Jack, you have me drooling with sorghum cake and apples.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on November 02, 2016, 01:24:02 am
it is warm bakers!  we were at 65 F today!  yesterday it was barely 45 F, wind blowing about 20 mph.....it was chilly. i did a 3 1/2 mile walk and was wearing soccer pants, heavy sweatshirt, (long underwear t shirt underneath), a lined wind jacket, gloves, scarf around my neck, and ear muffs.  today i was wearing shorts, and a sweatshirt............ :D :D :D  rest of the week for weather is supposed to be in the 60's.............

honey crisp apples............we have some local orchards here that grow these apples and they do look like apples on steroids......they are HUGE! and the size of a softball.  jack, or bakers, what is your sorghum cake recipe?

ps, getting to the sugar brick recipe.......... :-[
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Wandering Man on November 02, 2016, 08:44:11 am
We are finally starting to see a downward trend in our temps.

September saw the temps drop from the upper 90's to the mid 90's.
Then, in October, we dropped to the lower 90's, to the upper 80's.

This week we are in the mid 80's.

Next week, we are hopeful of dropping into the low 80's. We might even see a low of 57 sometime next week!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Bakersdozen on November 02, 2016, 08:59:43 am
  jack, or bakers, what is your sorghum cake recipe?


I don't have a recipe for sorghum cake.  It just sounded good.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on November 02, 2016, 10:46:53 am
I'll get the recipe from my wife The problem is she got it from my uncles 86 year old mother, my wife ask her for the recipe and she couldn't tell her? So she said let's go in the kitchen and i'll show you :D. My wife wrote it down the best she could, but there's just a little something not right :no:. But it's close enough. This was about twenty years ago. Mrs Gentry was more of a grandma than my own, but i was around her more the Big Sac river ran through their farm. :yes: Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on November 02, 2016, 10:42:32 pm
................ :D

hey bakers, it did sound good!  and jack, i know how the family recipes are 'catalogued'............ :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on November 16, 2016, 11:51:19 pm
Mrs River;
    i now work barefoot.......so i don't transfer beeswax through the house!

  Well.. does that mean you DANCE when you step in hot wax on the floor?   Need video!!!!     :laugh:

   Although, it is probably not a lot different from seeing a cat get scared.. LEAP into the air and then walk away like it MEANT to do that.....    :yes:
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on October 25, 2017, 11:24:26 pm
lol.............thought i would fire up this thread cuz you know what is coming! especially for those of us in the northern climates! something to talk about i guess and post about our day, weather, happenings now that bee season is well for me now, a loooooong wait to spring!

so good evenin'.......... :D

snow is coming tomorrow night............ :sad:
probably not much of a cover, maybe 1 -4 inches? it won't last long i am guessing but still..........i don't like the cold weather, i like wearing shorts and flip flops.  our weather has been so up and down, one week so cold, the next week bees flying and it was like summer again. grilling and campfires on our river.  been pretty crazy for me this summer, perhaps i will get around to sharing some pix.  we had a bridge that was out and a petroleum pipeline that was exposed during the spring flood. we have been watching the drilling of the new pipe (under the river) from one bank to the other.....975 feet. much more to it than that, but what an amazing learning experience. 

oh, and the bees, my bees are pretty good for wintering, this weekend i will add a shim and place in some of the sugar bricks.  it's only going to be in the low 40's with rain and snow mix, but they will be alright.   


Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: efmesch on October 26, 2017, 02:26:22 am
Hopefully. it looks like the Mediterranean dry summer season is coming to its end. 
Our last rain of last winter came on April 2.  Over six months of totally dry weather ended on October 9th, with the arrival of 10.8 mm of rain that opened the new winter season.  The weathermen predict more showers to arrive on this coming Saturday and Sunday.  Hopefully they will be correct.  Last winter we didn't even get to 200 mm for the whole season---think of that---less than 8 inches of rain for the whole year, spread over a period of six months. 
It's great for allowing you to leave all sorts of things out in the yard without having to worry about them getting ruined by rain, but not too helpful when it comes to producing flowers with nectar.

Hopefully this coming winter will be better.  We're praying.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Lburou on October 27, 2017, 11:49:09 am
Hopefully. it looks like the Mediterranean dry summer season is coming to its end. 
Our last rain of last winter came on April 2.  Over six months of totally dry weather ended on October 9th, with the arrival of 10.8 mm of rain that opened the new winter season.  The weathermen predict more showers to arrive on this coming Saturday and Sunday.  Hopefully they will be correct.  Last winter we didn't even get to 200 mm for the whole season---think of that---less than 8 inches of rain for the whole year, spread over a period of six months. 
It's great for allowing you to leave all sorts of things out in the yard without having to worry about them getting ruined by rain, but not too helpful when it comes to producing flowers with nectar.

Hopefully this coming winter will be better.  We're praying.
It is difficult to imagine a string of years with so little rain Ef.  About 15 years ago we lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  That year we had a total of 6 inches of rain at our house.  Just six inches.  When we drove to Nebraska to visit relatives that year, the prairie was brown all summer.  The grass didn't have enough rain to turn green for  the wildlife or livestock.  What is your average annual rainfall Ef?
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: efmesch on October 28, 2017, 02:35:39 pm
The average rainfall for my area of the country is about 400 mm (~16 unches) annually.  But the distribution is very distinctly divided into two seaasons: "winter" rainy season which usually starts in October and ends in April and "summer", totally dry season, from May through September.  The winter rains start slowly and build up to their maximum, usually in January  or February, and then reduce to their minima in April.  When the rains come, they usually are in "waves" of a few rainy days separated by preiods of dry, sunny, gloriously beautiful days.  Other parts of the country, may have more or less rain, but the rainy season and the dry season are the same all around.
As a side comment, I would add that, one of the benefits of this arrangement is that about 90% of the country uses solar panels for heating home water.  It's economical and very dependable, saving a lot from electric bills year around.

The weather report that was broadcast on TV a short while ago, predicts a few days of rain this week---starting tomorrow (Sunday) with occasional showers, building up to heavy rains on Monday and Tuesday and petering out on Wednesday. 

Here's hoping that the prediction holds true.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Lburou on October 28, 2017, 02:53:53 pm
Very interesting, it sounds similar to the rainy season in southern California.  :)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Bakersdozen on October 28, 2017, 09:09:23 pm
Just got home from the state beekeeping association fall meeting.  I sure do learn a lot.  The information is elevated from the local bee club.  Great for those beekeepers wanting to move forward.

I do have to share this story about my experience.
The club tries to rotate meetings around the state.  This meeting was about 95 miles away at a Best Western that had meeting rooms that suited their needs. Those that needed, reserved rooms at the Best Western.  I reserved a room several weeks ago.  I missed most of the first day of the meeting due to work.  I arrived about 4:30 to check in.  The clerk explains that she will have to meet me at the room to let me in.  The electronic lock isn't working because it needs batteries.  I asked if there were any batteries.  No, no batteries.  She explained that I would have to put a piece of paper in the door covering the lock when I left that way I could get back in. She went on to assure me the manager said that there was no charge for the room.  Leery, I agreed.  I didn't have anything of value and at least I could lock the door from the inside.
She met me at the room then went to get me some towels.  I noticed there wasn't a toilet seat.  I asked if there was a toilet seat that could be put on.  She checked a store room.  No, no toilet seat.  Again, she reassured me there was no charge for the room.  Later I went to the desk and asked if she found someone to put a toilet seat on.  No, the maintenance man said there wasn't any toilet seats when she called him.  I asked if someone could go to the hardware store and get a toilet seat.  No, but she assured me there was no charge for the room.  I considered leaving and going to another motel.
Having forgot anything to sleep in, I left and found the nearest Walmart.  I came back and changed clothes.  I decided I was too tired to go somewhere else.  After all THERE WAS NO CHARGE FOR THE ROOM!  I turned the room heater on.  The temp was going to drop down into the mid 20's.  The heater set off the smoke detector.  No heat.  I didn't bother the desk clerk and reminded myself that this was going to be an adventure.  I was warm under the blankets and slept well dead bolted in the room.
In the morning got up, and improvised a toilet seat out of the towels she brought me.  I started the shower and noticed the water was a little rusty at first.  Well, I wasn't going to drink it, just take a shower.  I noticed the water was draining slow.  No, not draining at all.  I reassured myself that it wasn't my problem.  Noticed a couple of spiders on the floor.  I went to the Best Western restaurant for my complimentary breakfast.  They lost my order.  When I got it, it was fairly cold.  I don't think I have ever had a worse experience.  The Best Western should have explained the booking error from the beginning so that I could go else where.
The kicker of it all is the lady that made all the club arrangements, in person, and booked a room for herself, in person, was told they didn't have a reservation for her.  She went to another motel! She had brought them a lot of money, and they didn't have her reservation.
I am guessing the club will NEVER be back there. 

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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: neillsayers on October 28, 2017, 10:12:19 pm
Wow! Just Wow!

This would make a good beginning for a Halloween story.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on October 28, 2017, 10:46:33 pm
.............. :D :D :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

bakers, you are a hardier soul than i am, i think i would have left when the door 'needed batteries' and using a piece of paper in the lock to get back in!....... :D

no toilet seat..............lol, gone and outta there!............. :D :D :D 

heater set off the smoke detector???...... :D :D :laugh:

wow, what an adventure for you and sticking it out!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: efmesch on October 29, 2017, 02:36:47 am
I was sure the punch line would be that, after all the assurances of the management,  they demanded that you pay for the room.  :o
So, at least it really was free.  :yes:
 Now comes the question, was it really worth it?  :-\\
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Les on October 29, 2017, 09:47:56 am
Maybe you should have bought a toilet seat and some batteries at Walmart and asked them to reimburse you  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Bakersdozen on October 29, 2017, 11:10:02 am

 Now comes the question, was it really worth it?  :-\\

Great question.
Some day I will laugh about this.  I guess it is the price to pay for a good story?  It is also the price you pay when you are too tired to pack up and go to another motel.  The motel provided us with a buffet line and the food was VERY GOOD.  That in my stomach drained me of all of my energy.
Les, I did think about buying a toilet seat at Walmart!  I thought it probably wouldn't fit and I might get pinched or something.  The towels worked and it was of no risk to me as they weren't my towels!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on October 31, 2017, 10:57:39 pm
"The towels worked and it was of no risk to me as they weren't my towels! "

........... :D :D :laugh:
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: eltalia on November 01, 2017, 12:23:34 am
Sooo.. the Best Eastern is the mirror version?.. heh
Hasya wondering what Management slept in... like so
bedraggled each day as to overlook bookings.  :D

Bill
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Bakersdozen on November 01, 2017, 05:43:43 am
Sure enough, in my inbox I found an email entitled, "How was your stay with us?"  I told all, rated appropriately and so forth.  The next day there was a form email from the manager apologizing and wishing me a good day. 
I didn't expect compensation.  After all, there was no charge for the room!  But maybe something more than a form letter.  I had hoped to let them know that perhaps they should instruct their staff to offer to call other motel's in the area to see if they have vacancies? That would have been nice.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on November 01, 2017, 07:21:49 pm
"How was your stay with us?"

......... :D :D :D

too funny!!!'

Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Wandering Man on November 02, 2017, 12:50:33 am
So is it true, B12?  "the best things in life are free?"

Maybe that's the Best Western things in life are free.

Never look a gift horse in the mouth, you might find hoof and mouth disease
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Bakersdozen on November 02, 2017, 06:22:27 pm
Well, I was warned about the door lock.  Everything else was an unexpected occurrence! 
Perhaps a better name would be the Worst Western.   ;D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Zweefer on November 08, 2017, 10:56:32 am
Wild Western perhaps?


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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Wandering Man on November 08, 2017, 07:00:29 pm
Perhaps a better name would be the Worst Western.   ;D

Got friends going to the New Braunfels Worst Fest this weekend.

Wonder why they don’t have a Best Fest?

And they can’t even spell it right!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on November 08, 2017, 09:25:18 pm


   Experience similar to that when I was in California.. headed to Knotts Berry Farm for the weekend with  the X wife and another couple...   (Wasn't X at the time)  got the room and unlocked the door... the room had not been cleaned???   Was told that they were short on help we would have to deal with it until the next day?   Nope, not sleeping in a bed someone else had used the night before...   My buddy Steve was feeling quite ill from the copious amount of rum he drank the night before (Pirate in training)  While I got our money back, he ran to the bathroom... Lady was cleaning it, told him he couldn't use it, so he barfed on the floor THEN we headed down the road to a Super 8...    I felt the barf was justified...   
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: apisbees on December 11, 2017, 03:26:38 pm
If they had spent a little money ahead of time and done the repairs, they could have charged you for the room and had the repairs paid for. They should fire both the manager and maintenance man.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Bakersdozen on December 11, 2017, 07:15:36 pm
Were I the manager, I would have explained the overbooking mistake, picked up the phone and called the competition with in walking distance (Super 8), tell the competition to expect me and then offer me a free meal in their restaurant.  I would have said something like, "We all make mistakes."  and moved on.
The desk clerk called the maintenance man and didn't any action.  Something wrong with this situation.
The Worst Western is located in a college town.  I sure wouldn't want any bad reviews out there that visiting parents could read.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post ~ SOMEWHERE THERE IS GRASS!
Post by: riverbee on March 11, 2018, 05:20:32 pm
any other northern beeks done with the snow?!............... :D

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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Bakersdozen on March 11, 2018, 09:50:25 pm
 :laugh:
Someone told me this joke today.
What does an Italian bee say?
Buzzgiorno!  :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on March 12, 2018, 11:02:35 pm
LOL...     :no:

   Warm weather is coming!  A few more days and the maple sap will be played out, and I can spend two or three days doing... NOTHING!  THEN, it will be time to start looking into the bees and see what I have to work with this year!  Looking forward to that!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Jen on March 13, 2018, 12:59:26 am
Hey Scott, I think all of us are wondering how your hives are holding up. Crossing fingers for ya  :D 8)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on March 13, 2018, 08:57:08 am
Thanks Jaybird. I need all the luck I can get!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on March 31, 2018, 10:39:05 pm
it's 15 d f here..........snowed again overnight. more snow coming again on monday.

we are normally about 50 degrees f this time of year. the wind is whipping and it's COLD........... :D
so done with this! and more snow comng, 7 to 10 inches? good grief!  oh well!

i changed my avatar out..... hope you all like the sunflower with the pink sunglasses.......... :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Lburou on March 31, 2018, 11:36:46 pm
You can rib me when it is 110 F here at my house in North Central Texas...But today, it is really nice here.


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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Bakersdozen on April 01, 2018, 10:05:25 am
Those are beautiful views, Lee. Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: tedh on April 01, 2018, 11:21:12 am
Are those Texas blue bonnets? Ted
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on April 01, 2018, 11:36:12 am
great photos lee!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Lburou on April 01, 2018, 08:01:28 pm
Yes, they are Texas bluebonnets.  I mowed them three weeks ago so they are eight inches shorter than they should be.  You are all invited to stop by sometime.  :)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on April 02, 2018, 11:27:19 am
Blah... Lee's pictures are painful to look at!   Was 19 degrees here last night... supposed to be 19 again tomorrow night... Yeah, usually the temps are pushing mid 60's this time of year and i should have already been through my hives...

 :\'(
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: moebees on April 02, 2018, 01:42:28 pm
Blah... Lee's pictures are painful to look at!   Was 19 degrees here last night... supposed to be 19 again tomorrow night... Yeah, usually the temps are pushing mid 60's this time of year and i should have already been through my hives...

 :\'(

Same here. It is disgusting.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Lburou on April 02, 2018, 05:18:38 pm
Dandelions were a month ago... ;)

When we've had two weeks over 100 F her in Texas, I'll let you all tell me what your weather is.  We'll be even.  :)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Les on April 02, 2018, 07:19:28 pm
Awoke to snow at 3:30 am (thanks Nikky), kept snowing till about 10 am.  I had an appt at 12:30 and as I pulled out of the driveway, the sun was out, steam was coming up off the road as it melted away all the snow. 
This weather is so bizarre......poor bees.
My Mom used to say a Spring snow was a “farmer’s fertilizer”. Where she came up with that saying, I have no clue but I hope there was a hint of truth to it.  My Mom was quite the character and had more colloquialisms and sayings than anyone I ever knew. I use some of them to this day and I get some weird looks from people.  Another gem of our culture that is disappearing.

Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on April 03, 2018, 09:59:31 am
My Mom was quite the character and had more colloquialisms and sayings than anyone I ever knew.

   Oh yeah...  I heard those all my life too.. silk purse and sows ear, no hill for a stepper, more than one way to skin a cat, etc, etc... dads fav saying usually came out when I walked in the house dripping blood.. wrecking my bike, losing a fight, wrecking motorcycle or snowmobile etc, etc...   First question... anything broken?
   No Sir.
   Good. you'll survive then, If your going to be dumb, you gotta to be tuff.
   And of course there was the...   I wish i had his (Car, Truck, Tractor, Girl) and he had a feather up his (behind), then we'd both be tickled!
   sorry for getting yanked off in another direction.....  brought back some memories
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Les on April 03, 2018, 11:15:56 am
Lazy, you cracked us up.  One of my Mom’s was “you’re busier than a cat covering s**t on a hot tin roof”.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on April 13, 2018, 10:58:55 pm
severe weather alert.........had to share this......just crazy!

"...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING
TO 1 AM CDT SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow
accumulations of 10 to 14 inches, and ice accumulations of
around one tenth are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of west central Wisconsin and central, east
central and south central Minnesota.

* WHEN...From 10 PM this evening to 1 AM CDT Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very difficult to
impossible. Tree branches could fall. Winds gusting as high as
45 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. Strong
winds are also expected. The latest road conditions for Minnesota
can be found at 511mn.org and for Wisconsin at 511wi.gov, or by
calling 5 1 1 in either state."


it started this morning! skies all cloudy and weird.
rain and freezing rain this afternoon into evening:
rain, sleet, hail.....
rain, hail, sleet mixed with snow, then more hail!
sleet/snow mix and now it's snowing like crazy!

friday the 13th? yep!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Wandering Man on April 13, 2018, 11:17:22 pm
severe weather alert.........had to share this......just crazy!

"...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING
TO 1 AM CDT SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow
accumulations of 10 to 14 inches, and ice accumulations of
around one tenth are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of west central Wisconsin and central, east
central and south central Minnesota.

* WHEN...From 10 PM this evening to 1 AM CDT Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very difficult to
impossible. Tree branches could fall. Winds gusting as high as
45 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. Strong
winds are also expected. The latest road conditions for Minnesota
can be found at 511mn.org and for Wisconsin at 511wi.gov, or by
calling 5 1 1 in either state."


it started this morning! skies all cloudy and weird.
rain and freezing rain this afternoon into evening:
rain, sleet, hail.....
rain, hail, sleet mixed with snow, then more hail!
sleet/snow mix and now it's snowing like crazy!

friday the 13th? yep!

Sorry to hear that.   :sad:

I'd do a sunshine dance for you, but Seinfeld's Elaine and I have a lot in common in that regard.

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Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on April 14, 2018, 09:04:13 am
ayup...   were supposed to get hit with the snow here Sunday...  bees were flying for the last four days, temps in the 60's and 70's... and... this weekend it is supposed to be 30 degrees or colder AGAIN. I am amazed I have any bees left alive. The GOOD thing is, those bees I do have left will be GOOD BEES!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Lburou on April 14, 2018, 07:50:27 pm
My second swarm catch has capped brood already...A nice time here in the southland.  :)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on April 15, 2018, 09:19:18 am
standing here looking out the window this morning with my coffee in hand... I can't see across the pond it is snowing so hard. The snow is coming down sideways... April fifteenth...   

 :\'(
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on April 16, 2018, 12:27:10 am
it's been snowing here since friday, blizzard and whiteout conditions since friday evening until early this morning.  about 2 feet or more of snow. it tapered off a little late this morning, but still snowing.  we are fortunate, with the high winds and heavy snowfall, so far, no power outage!



Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on April 16, 2018, 09:36:01 am
finally stopped snowing here, and it is supposed to be in the 40's today, so it should all melt. Looks like next week were back to 60's so hopefully the weather will revert to normal and let my surviving bees get on with spring!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on May 15, 2018, 09:11:06 am
Today will be the second time this year that i've had too set in the shade and drink beer and watch the wife mow the yard 8) Yesterday i watched her for 8 hours planting the garden :no: We bought a Border Collie pup (he is 19 weeks old now) and i'm teaching him to fetch me a beer from the workshop frig, too save my wife from having too bring me one. Guess i'll go rest my eyes for awhile now, LIFE IS GOOD!!! Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on May 18, 2018, 01:12:27 am
Man, if he would only cave and use a LITTLE plastic in the hive jack would be my new hero!   8)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on May 18, 2018, 11:13:21 am
Well i tried plastic, But decided putting wax foundation in frames is my main source of exercise  :yes: Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on May 18, 2018, 10:55:39 pm
jack, i thought drinking beer and watching your wife mow was your main source of exercise?................ :D :D :laugh:
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on October 14, 2018, 09:07:53 pm
i guess a good time to 'fire up' the good evening post.

many of you have been subject to all sorts of weather anomalies............hurricanes and torrential rains, etc.

this morning, we woke up to falling snow. we have experienced some real crazy temp swings in the past two months. from 90 dF to 30 dF, a great deal of rain and 2 weeks of rain now, a little break for a few days, and now this morning snow.  we totally missed any typical fall october warm weather in the 50's, 60's.  a hard frost hit last friday morning.  weather was not forecast for the snow this morning, and snowed lightly most of the day. temps didn't get much above 40 dF.....i need to move to warmer weather............ :D

wasn't prepared for the snow this early, normally i would ask the mister if he drug out the snow shovels and jinxed us......but he didn't. i had to locate a snow shovel to dig my grill out on the deck.  the weather forecast yesterday for today was to be in the 50's and cloudy, as i was wanting to grill/smoke a turkey breast. i did anyway, turned out pretty good, just extra time to locate a snow shovel............. :D

we 'fired' our hunter of 12 years........hard thing to do. 'hired' a new fella and his brother. turns out we now know one extra critter snacking on garden vegetables and pumpkins. other than deer, woodchucks, raccoons, a young bear caught on a deer cam.  at least my hives are protected!

Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Bakersdozen on October 15, 2018, 05:31:26 am
Good idea, riverbee. That is firing up the Good Evening Post.   :D
Snow!  We might be snow today too!  The last time we had snow in October was before 2000.  We really had snow and ice that year with lots of power outages.
The new pup (1 1/2 yrs old) stuck his head out the door this morning and decided no thanks, maybe later.  Maybe he needs a little winter coat.  ;D  I guess I need to dig out a coat before I go to work this morning!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on October 16, 2018, 12:15:18 am
earliest snow for us since i don't remember.  i dislike it. a little later in the day, an explosion, (transformer i think), the lights flickered, went on and off, but we lost no power. sure not looking forward to anymore shoveling......or maybe i should say ANY SHOVELING......... :laugh:

Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on October 16, 2018, 09:57:26 am
Frost here last night 33F, we are in a low spot. >:( I dug one role of sweet potato's yesterday, 75 ft long roles and have 3 roles to go ( we cut the vines off and lay them on top of the undug sweet potato's to keep them from freezing. Supposed to bee 60F to 65F this coming weekend, i will put more feed on the bees that are short on stores. You people up North keep that "S" word up there ! As you know i HATE that stuff!!! Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Bakersdozen on October 17, 2018, 05:33:48 am
We got down to freezing that night, Jack.  The new pup refused to go outside!  What's this cold?  ;D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on November 05, 2018, 11:09:33 pm
none of that white stuff here yet jack, mix of rain/snow over the weekend. rain predicted for about the next 4 days. i guess i would rather have rain......
i don't have to shovel it.......... :D

would love sweet potatoes! we don't grow them, they are my favorite!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Lburou on November 06, 2018, 12:07:48 am
...would love sweet potatoes! we don't grow them, they are my favorite!
river, I'm going to try this sweet potato souffle recipe (https://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2018/10/sweet-potato-souffles-even-easier-than.html) someday soon.  Looks easy, scroll down and watch the video.  :)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on November 06, 2018, 12:31:14 pm
wow lee, i saved that recipe! that looks really good!

hmmm, lemme see.......can't decide if i should go with a low fat diet, a low carb diet, keep moving diet, or portion control diet?
portion control would not work for this recipe cuz these would disappear as soon as they came out of the oven............ :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Bakersdozen on November 08, 2018, 03:44:08 pm
I think riverbee did a snow dance!  It's snowing, and we might get 2 inches.  Cut it out up there, riverbee!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Wandering Man on November 08, 2018, 04:36:44 pm
Aha!  I caught her on camera:

(https://thumb.ibb.co/htcikA/Snow-Dance.gif) (https://ibb.co/htcikA)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on November 08, 2018, 08:36:19 pm
............... :D :D :laugh:

i did not!!! lol! it's snowing here! we are supposed to get 2 inches of it! temps dropping and only supposed to be in the 20's.......
wm, that's pretty funny!

i only use the snow dance on jack and wandering man.......... :D
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Bakersdozen on November 09, 2018, 05:17:45 am
Aha!  I caught her on camera:

(https://thumb.ibb.co/htcikA/Snow-Dance.gif) (https://ibb.co/htcikA)
Yikes!  WM, do you think riverbee looks like that?  That person took too many bee stings to the face!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Wandering Man on November 09, 2018, 08:50:01 am

Yikes!  WM, do you think riverbee looks like that?  That person took too many bee stings to the face!

She’s allergic to beestings. 
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on November 09, 2018, 10:09:20 am
good morning on the good evening thread!............ :D

that is a funny gif. i probably do dance like that. i think i am going to have to replace my avatar with something more weather appropriate!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on November 09, 2018, 02:19:57 pm
That's not the picture i seen of Squirt !!! The one i seen she had a mother- in- law- wooden spoon in her hand and threatening ME !!! :o  With a Look i have seen many times.  :yes: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on November 09, 2018, 04:09:42 pm
ya mean like this jack?............ :D :D :laugh:

(https://pli.io/WOmVy.jpg)
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Bakersdozen on November 09, 2018, 06:55:46 pm
Gotta love the clenched teeth!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on November 09, 2018, 07:14:14 pm
B12, when Mom came at you with clenched teeth you knew you were going to get a GOOD ONE  :o My Mother-in-law started out that way,but when she chased me around the Table she would get tickled and lay her wooden spoon down BUT, i kept an eye on her.  8) Squirt has that look down to a fine ART!!! Or, do all Mothers get that look? Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Bakersdozen on November 10, 2018, 07:31:39 am
B12, when Mom came at you with clenched teeth you knew you were going to get a GOOD ONE

I remember that look!   ;D  Now, I miss her.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: riverbee on November 10, 2018, 11:44:02 pm
naw it's the wooden spoon........ :D
and my mother had a pretty good look too...... :D 

my mom had the wooden spoon until she broke it on one of my brothers chasing him around and broke it taking a swing at him and hit something else........ :D

one year for christmas, we wrapped her up a wooden spoon crafted out of oak or hickory (can't remember ?).........
she still uses that to this day for cooking rather than chasing and spanking......... :D

i read the chat tonight, how cold everyone is, we were at 0 degrees F this mornin'. it warmed up to about 19 d F.
i can't exactly wear shorts and flip flops and gearing up and putting extra clothes on does not make me happy. 

we had chores to get done. it had rained a bit, froze and then snow on top of that, about 3 or 4 inches.
one of our chores and because i was lazy when it was warmer, we drove the 4 wheel horse and a trailer down to the river to collect MY campfire rocks around our campfire pit AND a pretty good size stack of fire wood. the campfire rocks and some of the firewood were nearly frozen to the ground.  the mister says leave it. well the floods will take the rocks and the firewood downstream in the spring. i like my campfire rocks, i spent a lot of time picking them out and hauling them and arranging them. they get moved every year.  some conversation about this, this morning, but he is always happy to accommodate me  when i point out other things......... :D


Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on January 26, 2019, 05:23:47 pm
Just lost my Aunt... one of those things that has kept me busy and away from here, dealing with the loss and her family...    Fond memories now,,, she didn't use a wooden spoon, when her son and I got to causign mischief,, she came after us with the pancake turner!   IT WAS ALWAYS AMAZING that you can see the EXACT pattern in your skin from that pancake turner even three DAYS after it whacks you!
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: brooksbeefarm on January 27, 2019, 01:34:09 pm
Lazy, i know what your talking about !!! My Grade school principle showed me a flat paddle with a handle about 11/2 ft. long with several 3/4 in. holes drilled all over the long flat working part of it  :-\ And told me where every hole where it would hit my BUTT  would leave a mark or a Blister  :yes: That if i was sent to her one more time that she would use it on me :o I never bothered her anymore :no:  :laugh: Jack
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on January 27, 2019, 04:10:07 pm
LOL yep, it only took once for me to make sure I LISTENED when that first warning yell sounded
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on January 29, 2019, 06:35:22 pm
Tonight, temps are forecast to be -22 with 20 mph winds for a wind chill effect of -51 degrees...

Weather service;
One of the coldest arctic air mass intrusions in recent memory is surging south into the Upper Midwest before spreading across much of the eastern two-thirds of the country. Through late week, expect frigid temperatures, bitterly cold and life-threatening wind chills, likely leading to widespread record lows and low maximum temperatures from the Upper Midwest to the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley.


I think it is time to move south.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: tedh on January 29, 2019, 07:00:52 pm
Nah, just put a pie in the oven, pot of soup on the stove, wear something warm and comfy, sip tea and stoke the fireplace.  No place I'd rather be.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: iddee on January 29, 2019, 08:10:12 pm
Only going down to 20 here tonight. I think I'll go swimming.  So much nicer than when I lived up there. They were selling T-shirts that said ""I survived the blizzards of 1979.""
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: Wandering Man on January 29, 2019, 09:58:57 pm
Tonight, temps are forecast to be -22 with 20 mph winds for a wind chill effect of -51 degrees...

Weather service;
One of the coldest arctic air mass intrusions in recent memory is surging south into the Upper Midwest before spreading across much of the eastern two-thirds of the country.

I think it is time to move south.

Come on down. You’ll need only one jacket. But you gotta get used to these really weird roller coaster temps. 30’s tonight, 50’s tomorrow, 70’s next week, and likely back into the 50’s by the end of next week.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: efmesch on January 30, 2019, 02:56:34 am
When I think of the cold you northeners are're going through, I break out in a sweat. In my neck of the woods, the coldest it's been so far this winter is 2.7 C (=almost 37 F).  I feel for you frozen keeps.    Try thinking of the summer heat to warm you up a bit.
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: LazyBkpr on January 30, 2019, 07:56:45 pm
hehe its -20 tonight.. COLD out there... BUT, it looks like Sinday it will be 55 degrees?  really odd weather
Title: Re: Good Evening Post
Post by: tedh on January 30, 2019, 08:39:18 pm
Making up sugar cakes today and tomorrow, getting ready for Sunday.