While this rural life can be great during spring and summer, I truely love fall and winter. What a great day it was today!
The day started sitting in a frosty tree stand. It is deer season here and with sunrise later and later I didn’t even have to get up early. I always dreamed of this day when instead of getting up early and driving for more than an hour to hunt I could just get up and walk out back. It now takes me longer to get dressed in several layers, than to get to my stand. It was a balmy 25 degrees, but I loved every minute of it. Plus since I am fortunate enough to work remotely, I was able to sleep in, hunt for 2 hours an still get to work on time.
It was going to be the last relatively warm day for a while so I took the opportunity to feed the bees the sugar bricks I had made according to Laurie’s recipe. I cut it down since I only have two hives and it turned out not too bad. When I got to the hives it was about 2pm and 48 degrees. There were a couple of bees out flying so I figured it was safe to open up the hive. I was ecstatic too see clustered bees. A couple were none to happy I left the door open, overall things looked good. I quickly placed half the sugar brick in each hive and closed them back up. There is normally a warm spell in January, so will check on them again and see if the need more sugar. Otherwise beekeeping is over for 2016.
After a normal work day, it was holiday date night. Meaning we headed to town for dinner, shoppping, and a live nativity presentation. The shopping included buying our live Christmas and black oil seeds to keep our winter feeders full. The nativity presentation was a drive through setup of the life of Jesus. I had to laugh a little since the specific nativity part consisted of two small goats. I give an A for a good overall effort.
We spent Thanksgiving at Universal Studios Orlando with the family where it was 80 degrees both days, so we are planning to have a mini turkey dinner tomorrow with all the trimmings. Personally I am only in it for the pumpkin pie!
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