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Major statewide beekeeper conferences. Vacation. Emergency weeks gone to help a friend. A total solar eclipse. Damn bees keep swarming. Large plant Id project to complete. Crafty time is limited to making bee equipment and mending. Damn it! There is … Continue reading

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Nothin’ much this week. Just a nice photo of a Stokes’ Aster, Stokes laevis.  Enjoy. 

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Dere’s a snake inna house

…or there was. The cat was mildly amused. The snake, less so. The reptile warded off the cat through liberal release of a particularly horrendous smelling substance. They were separated, the snake released outside and the corner scrubbed. And scrubbed. … Continue reading

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Weedin’ in the rain

Four reasons why you should weed your gravel driveway during the rain: 1.). It is cooler, so you won’t get as uncomfortable. 2.) Heavy clay soils are looser when damp, so it is easier. 3.) The critters are still out … Continue reading

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Still Evil

Toxicodendron radicans, the poisonous spready plant with hairy stems (seriously, that’s the Latin translation), also known as poison ivy. Yes, it has been written about in this blog before, but this plant is pure evil. If you are east of … Continue reading

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The superiority of needlepoint to knitting while recovering from a neck injury 

And….need to spend a week without much physical activity. Damn. No gardening, no lifting of heavy hive bodies, no constructing of sheds. Back to needlework. What to do? Knitting Pro: knitting projects get finished before Christmas. Not likely to get … Continue reading

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And now, your weekly moth

Gotta admit, that’s a pretty nice moth. Interesting how the leading edge of the front wings looks so much like the scuppernong vine it’s resting on.

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