Hello there! I’m back so it’s time to catch up a bit on things and to catch you up on what we’re up to these days. Mark and I are both back to our jobs full time so we’re squeezing in as much GBR work as possible in the evenings and on weekends. Doesn’t help when I go out of town (you can always tell b/c my posting goes MIA) but I had a fabulous visit in with my family as we all regrouped in Florida for a big ceremony for my mom. While it was wonderful to be with my family, I was happy to get back to my beekeeper and beekeeping life here in the scorching heat of Texas. Actually, this week is not too bad BUT next Monday I was told by Mark that the temperature is forecasted to be 102. This made me laugh because my NC sister and nephew are visiting the entire week. What a hot welcome they’ll get – I better tell them to pack bathing suits. lol
So while I was gone over the weekend, Mark had class and ran it by himself. Smokey enjoyed it and did his usual socializing and schmoozing. I think that cat thinks he’s a human. He’s hilarious. By the way, my welcome home from him was watching him stalk and then pounce on a poor, sweet little dove who seemed to have a lame wing and could not fly away. 😦 If I didn’t have my hands full with travel stuff and if I wasn’t so tired, I would have chased his furry butt away from the poor bird. But instead I had to watch the snatch and run. And then when I left to pick up dinner, there he was enjoying HIS dinner. I can’t stay mad at that Smokey. Especially when he looks up and he’s got a feather on his head. Made me laugh.
In other news directly related to honey and bees…we got a floater in there! We were laughing when we ran across this last night as we needed to bottle up the Gonzales Wildflower in the tank so that we could pour Guadalupe County Wildflower in there. [Notes to ourselves: get more tanks once we have more space.] Sometimes the bees just can’t keep themselves out of the honey, even if it means dying in the tank. I guess if you have to go, at least this is an awesome way to go.
So on that note, I will end with this thought: this weekend we do more catch-up work on GBR and we take the “sold out” off most of the sizes for our local honey, both Guadalupe and Gonzales. People have been itching to buy it up and we’ve been itching to share it on a larger scale. We just needed some time to bottle and label. So, thank you for y’all’s patience and know that we should have a LOT available very, very soon. 🙂