Today I was feeling under the weather most of the day. Not sure if it’s some bug or what but by 5p, I was ready to just try and move around so I went with Mark out to release queens at Deadman Creek yard. I have not been out there in a long while and it’s gorgeous in my opinion. I thought the peacefulness of the yard and the fresh (HOT) air would be good for me. I was right.
I sat in the truck and even with the engine off (precaution against grass and brush fire due to our extremely dry condition), the little breeze we had was good enough. That and the little ice pack I had on my neck. 🙂 A girl’s gotta go prepared for the heat. I love to watch Mark working the bees. Today he released four queens into their new hives. There are now 13 out there at Deadman Creek and they seem to be doing okay despite the drought. Despite the heat, it was still lovely – I could hear birds, bees and the breeze. And I got to see this beautifully perfect frame Mark showed me:
In other GBR news, our shipping table arrived this week! We now have an official Shipping Department – me and Mark. It may not seem like huge news but trust me, it is for us. When you are growing a small business and you have your small house and only the honey house to work with, space becomes a premium. Up to this point, when we need to ship, we use whatever space is available – our office desk, the kitchen table, the living room floor, the candle-making/frame building workbench. Now we don’t have to hunt around for shipping supplies because it’ll be neatly organized in one place. Nice. This table was shipped to us from Uline. They are loving us I’m sure because we buy all sorts of supplies from them – boxes to tables to bags and more. They’re a good supplier for us while we grow our bee biz.
Well, I’m off to get ready for bed. We’ve got another class in the morning and we both need some rest. We’re worn out. I also have Smokey sitting on my window sill, wanting me to come outside to be with him. He is such a nutty cat. He thinks it’s time to play or hunt. Did we tell y’all we have a bunch of raccoons in the hood now?? Besides one big one and a baby one spotted in the backyard, Mark recently saw three large ones crossing our front yard. I’m glad they kept going. I wish they would go to another town. 🙂