A queen and workers and drones, oh my! (Part 2)

A queen and workers and drones, oh my! (Part 2)

This is Gail’s second blog on her beekeeping adventure. You can read part one here. Our bees were a month late in getting to us.  Due to terrible weather in March and Bob being out of town, the shipment was delayed until May.  The USPS called me on June 2 and...
A Queen and Workers and Drones – Oh My!

A Queen and Workers and Drones – Oh My!

In my last blog I wrote about the birds, now I will write about the bees! My husband Bob and I frequently discuss our next new endeavor. Eggs would be nice. Should we get chickens? I know a few people who have them but I see the trouble they deal with – getting...
This is for the birds

This is for the birds

Shortly after moving to Bainbridge in 1997, we were greeted by the local “Welcome Wagon” group.  A lady showed up at my door one day and after introducing herself, she handed me a packet of coupons from local businesses.  Among others, there was a coupon for a free...
Inspired by a magazine

Inspired by a magazine

My love-hate relationship with paint began when I was 16 years old. I had recently acquired my driver’s license and was backing out of our driveway when I ran smack dab into a pile of paint cans my dad had put out for garbage pick-up. The cans lodged under the car and...
In search of the elusive alpaca farm

In search of the elusive alpaca farm

Early in the year, my mother mentioned she had always wanted to see alpacas.  I filed that away in my memory for a gift idea. When Mother’s Day rolled around, I wrote in her card that her gift would be an outing to an alpaca farm. “How did you know I wanted to see...