Master Gardeners, that is. This evening we carried some technology as well as honey and candles over to the Agrilife Extension Office here in the downtown area of Seguin and spent about an hour with the group. We totally enjoyed it because, as always, talking about the bees, honey and candles is a lot of fun. It’s all a lot of work but when we interact in this way with people, we forget how tiring it all can be. And when it’s over, we can’t wait to do another event. Crazy, isn’t it?
We went through our usual bits – who we are, why and when Mark took this on full time, how Mark likens my bravery in being close to bees despite the fact I’m allergic to the bravery I showed in Viet Nam when my mom took me into the war zone to see my dad over night during the height of the war. What?! That was a new tidbit of information he shared! Made me laugh and think, “How’d I get so lucky to find him??” Really, that war bit did happen but I wasn’t really brave. I was just a baby and my dad missed me and wanted to see me so my mom brought me out there. And I didn’t even know that story until recently when Dad told Mark about it. I just love it. See? You just never know what you’ll learn attending one of our presentations. Or taking one of our classes. Or reading our blog. By the way, thank you for doing one or all of those things. 🙂
Speaking of my dad, last week he referred a friend to us. I spent about twenty minutes on the phone, fighting morning grogginess (actually slept in that day!), with Dad’s friend who had received a jar of our honey as a gift. He was so fascinated with what we were doing and with beekeeping in general – he had so many wonderful questions and I did my best to answer them in my not-so-great Vietnamese. I was sort of drained but I thoroughly enjoyed the exercise. I wish I had a Viet tutor!