Rebuilt the apiary at Leslies. Moved it more out of the way, and fenced it in. Still need a chain and lock. Moved 2 hives out there (Argent and Bend). Split Chevron at my house and took the split to Leslies. Went to split the ones there but forgot to bring frames. Had to make a second trip. Took the splits back to my house. Should have 3 new queens from Cutts mid march.|
|Olustee 2014||Main Page, Reenactments|
Made it for the last 10 minutes on Sat and the whole event on Sunday. They have stopped mowing the field and the grass was high, 5 feet in some cases making it hard to see anything but peoples heads from the rope. Further back in the stands its easier to see but the crowd at the rope is in the bottom of all the pictures. It was dry, the explosive guys had to put out at least 1 fire and they seemed to have some misfires. There were several new and colorful flags. They also moved some of the skirmishing out of the woods on the far side of the field into the field which was a very good thing. This was the 150th anniversary they crowd was large, but late coming. Had to wait for the reenactment to start because buses were still coming from the airport. Cars were parked all the way to Ocean Pond on the road.
|Ignored the garden. Starting for spring||Plants|
Pretty much ignored the garden after an entire month of rain in June killed everything.
Did plant some broccoli and another onion sampler in fall. Replanted some of the non bulbing onions from last year that have been stored inside. They are doing well.
Started seeds for Cherokee Purple tomatoes an old (2010) Jalepeno and Mammoth Jalepeno inside last night.
|The year it was cold||Year|
At dawn yesterday it was above freezing. Then proceeded to get colder. It is 24 hours later and still freezing. Never saw that before, it always warms up by afternoon. It also sleeted/rained on and off all day yesterday. There are icicles hanging from the house and trees this morning. Sleet pellets are on some roofs and looks like snow but the NWS says very specifically it did not snow.
Overall its been consonantly cold all month. Went down as low as 20 degrees, and we have had more freezing days in a row than we have had in years. So far the orange and grapefruit trees look ok. The lemon tree is more tolerant and seems to be protected by the oak pretty well.
|Finished the grape juice||Plants|
Finished drinking the grape juice that was made from fall this morning. Other than a few pitchers of lemonade (used the juicer for that too) its all that Ive drunk at home since August.|
|Broccoli isnt completly cold tolerant||Plants|
Havent had to worry about it in several years so didnt cover the broccoli last night. it doesnt look good this morning. Went down to 20.8 and will be below freezing for 12 hours till at least noon. Orange and grapefruit are kind of covered the wind keeps blowing the covers off.|
Rebuilt ulmo properly this weekend with an updated version of the old firewall software so everything works again.|
|Firewall failed||Computer/Web pages|
The harddrive in Ulmo failed. Had to reload it. Tried another distro but it wont forward dns properly because the authors decided to protect me. Going to have to wipe it also. Dont use IPCop. |
|The Man in the Moon||Books|
The Man in the Moon by William Joyce.
Alternate Fantasy: 52 pages.
Volume 2 in the series The Guardians.
Saw the Rise of he guardians move and remembered I bought this last Christmas for kids and needed to read it. Its defiantly a kids book but helps make the Nicholas St. North book make more sense.
Rating: 6 (out of 8)
by P.N. Elrod ed.|
Fantasy: Contemporary: 371 pages
Grab this only for the Dresden short story in it. The rest was just there.
Rating: 5 (out of 8)