Monday, May 27, 2013

Surprise !!!!!   it is me again... got a couple of pictures i would like to show ya..
A woman I worked with during the election takes pictures, so i invited to our class, these are pictures she took of Wynn
She loves agility, can hardly wait to trial her, or should i say  Robin trial her...maybe in Sept
For a Rez dog she is very smart, i am so glad we kept her..she by far the most obedient dog i have had for a long time..
Okay this next picture is NOT me, Joe's Teresa broke her leg May 19th, she was learning to ride Joe's motorcycle and had a wreck, apparently she broke the back of her knee, she is in surgery as I type, there is a 50% chance that she will lose the motion of the lower leg..this picture is the hardware they put in beginning of the week, they dislocated her knee and kept it braced apart until the swelling went down
Larry is enjoying his bees, he is making all the supers, and frames, and to keep the bees happy, he is making sure that the frames and boxes are made very straight.
I have been collecting bee pictures, i love this one, notice the blue pollen on her legs..
this is an observation hive, it has glass doors, so you can watch them.. the hive is plugged so the bees can't get out..they had this at the Lilac Fest in Merritt this weekend.. Larry wants to make is so cool to watch them..
Larry and I planted about 1 1/2 cup of poppy seeds last night, on a open area next to the fence... hope they come up.
Sent the letters out to the friends of Desert Mesa for the 10 year anniversary, asked them to reconfirm with me that they will be there, only heard from about 20 of the 50+..will have to write to them again, if you know anyone who is planning on coming and haven't reconfirmed, please remind them... have a great day

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Well, I guess when your Mom tells you, you had better get writing on your blog, i guess i had better start writing again.

I ended up working 3 days a week at the Food Bank, and that really took up a lot of time, but the Directors hired a new General Manager, so I am back to one day a week, which is just fine for me.

We had a great Winter, only a couple of days of extreme cold weather, and very little snow.. 12 inches total all winter, and then spring was great, warmed up very early.  Fruit trees bloomed early and now all have fruit started.  My Manchurian apricot finally has fruit, we have had that tree for at least 15 years, never a blossom, so of course no fruit, it is covered with fruit this year... it blooms so early, hope the fruit survives.  We are getting a bee hive next week..Larry is very excited about it.. he built the supers, the frames, the lid and the bottom board and stand.  We have a neighbours who has 15+ hives, and is very knowledgeable, so they are starting a new hive for us. I can hardly wait for the honey, won't get too much this year, hopefully enough to enjoy a jar or two.  We planted 3 new trees that are known as Bee trees, ( Linden trees), they have a lovely smell when they bloom in July, and the bees love them.

Wynn is doing great, she has finally got over her limp, the Holistic Vet I took her to really helped her, we started jumping her at 10 inches, and are now up to 16.  I am not running her, knees need to be replaced, so my friend Robin is doing it for me.. they get along famously, and Wynn is running like the Wind..she doesn't even miss me..usually takes a look at me before she leaves the line.  Hopefully we will to a trial this fall to see how she does.

Laying hens didn't improve any.. still only 7 to 10 eggs a day out of 15 hens, they are out of here as soon as the new chicks are ready to lay. 

Haven't been doing much spinning, knitting a few shawls, and scarfs..found a pattern that really appealed to me, now have to spin up another bobbin and then i'm away..

In October this year, Desert Mesa Spinning retreat will celebrate our 10th anniversary..when we asked what the girls wanted to do, they all wanted a 3 day retreat, so we asked and the management are happy to accommodate us..  so  3 days it is..  should be fun.. a few games planned just to break up the date.

Just got my green house planted... 3 tomato plants, basil, cukes and a watermelon... so just have to wait now...
Hope you all have a great day