Firstly. a grovelling apology to Frugal Queen.
In my last post I was talking about viewing numbers and said that FQ had between 1000 and 2000 views a day to her blog. Obviously this isn't correct (der!) and she actually has between 10,000 and 12,000 views a day to her blog. ! Sorry Froogs, didn't translate my notes correctly.
Phew! Glad that's out of the way. it has been bothering me.
Welcome to new followers Jane and Lance at Hattatt and to Lottie of Blog lovin. Nice to have you along.
Linda at Greenhaven asks me to expand on the use of mesh floors in the bee hives. We stand out hives on stands about 8 inches off the ground or concrete blocks of similar height. The mesh floor is open to the ground at this height. Mesh floors allow any varroa mite that falls from a bee to fall through the floor and out of the hive. A moveable floor, with white sticky paper can be placed below the mesh floor to enable some sort of count of the mites, thus giving an indicator of the degree of infestation.. Some people also claim that a mesh floor decreases the risk of condensation. in winter. As with all beekeeping, as the saying goes "If you have a beekeeper in the room you already have two opinions" (or some such) so this view will set some beekeepers hopping up and down with ire, while others will nod sagely and say "true true"
D. finished cutting and chopping the trunks he has saved for the rest of this winter and well into the next. He feels justifiably pleased with himself. In case he thinks feels he can now rest on his laurels, and talking of wood, here is another stash of pallets that arrived at our place. Lots of burning and several fences, chicken coops and other such projects. I know there will be some of you that will be green with envy at the sight and others who think "Thank goodness I don't have to deal with that lot!"
Project-wise, I have finished ALL my mending, made another peg bag, sewn a new cover for a sofa and have finished the Egyptian costume for YGD. I will take a picture of her in it when I see her next. I believe she is staying overnight next friday, so I will try to remember then.
I am very busy with the Civic Society stuff at the moment, with some planning issue we wish to comment on, getting ready for the AGM next month, more work on the oral history book we are writing, collecting more information for our next exhibition and making preparations for a special commemoration of the war memorial, with the 100 yr anniversary of the first world war being this year. It is going to be a busy year!
I often talk about Hugh our Buff Orpington Cockerel and comment on what a sweet lad he is. Here he is last autumn helping to look after chicks with Mummy Buff. Have you spotted something? mmmmm don't think he is the biological father of that black chick do you?!
I still haven't written about our experience in the foot and mouth epidemic. I will put something in my next post.
Until next time dear bloggy friends, thanks ever so much for reading.
PS It has been pointed out to me in the comments below, that I had written second world war instead of first. I have now corrected this, as it was getting on my nerves once I knew ! Thanks Kev and Cro for spotting it.x