Micro Entrepreneurism, Simple Living & Art
Every post written on this blog up to this point was written because I had some desire to write it and I made it so. This post was specially requested by Suze and Hank, the other members of this collective. An odd instance indeed. They usually just sort of go along with my documentation requests of our adventures, antics, and projects. They take the pictures or pose for the pictures, but they don’t ever suggest them. Until this time.
Now that the weather is a fine temperature for porch sitting, we often spend our meals out there, and certainly catch most sunsets. Last night, we were doing just that and mom brought out dinner, a green veggie quiche. Hank said, “Whoa, that’s really pretty!” as his eyes jumped the gun and already imagined what it was going to taste like to his uber hungry stomach.
So Mom followed up with, “Thanks! Hey Mud, don’t you want to take a picture of this for the Hotwire??”
And I thought to myself, how strange, but I said, “but of course.”
Which is how there got to be a picture, and consequently this post, about our most fantabulous homegrown, homemade quiche. Mom made the crust from scratch, those eggs came out of her cantankerous chickens, and we grew the snap peas, beet greens, and spinach. The asparagus and broccoli I’ll admit to purchasing at the farmers market – but still local and homegrown with love!
As if this whole event wasn’t odd ball enough, (not the homemade dinner, but the request for a picture and a Hotwire post), Hank called for one this morning too after taking the camera with him to look at his bees. And the bees are doing most exciting things! Early this spring he added a new big super filled with empty frames for the worker bees to fill up with new comb and honey this summer, not too long after this, maybe a month ago or so, the bees swarmed! I was coming out of the garden and I heard a very loud buzzing, which confused me, until I looked up and saw a massive cloud of bees traveling down the driveway South towards the power lines. We were all outside and witnessed this epic event, it was too cool. Hank tried not to cry that his bees, that he’d worked so hard to grow, had left.
None the less, it meant they were growing, and lots of healthy bees were left in the hive. Which Hank confirmed a couple days later. Which is also when he discovered that they weren’t living or building in their new super at all. It was like it had cooties or something. So he switched some of the full frames from the old super out with some of the new ones – and waa laa, this time they had started to build out the newbies. The magic of bees and pollination and honey creation is all pretty freaking cool.