Natural Bridge 2023Reenactments
Photos. Reenactor turnout low. Crowd ok.

Bear fenceBeekeeping
Bear fence is done and bees moved in. And a turtle living near the tracks.

House photosHouse
House photos. Late almost forgot.

Moved beesBeekeeping
Moved bees to the new enclosure. It was a disaster. Weather was fine at my house, closed all the boxes and loaded them up. Thunder and Lightening by the time I got there. One of the boxes came apart during transit. Bees all over the outside. Stung like crazy trying to get it out then onto the stand. Left it closed up since they were flying all over in the headlights and pissed off had to go back the next morning to open them up and straighten out the boxes. Took one hive to the other location and it promptly poured down rain so moving that box from the jeep to the stand in the rain.

Electric FenceBeekeeping
A bear was reported on the Hill about a half mile or so from the bees so had no evacuate them all out and build an electric fence. Been meaning to move them out into the pasture anyway. Fence is up around about a 25 x 30ft area. Installed most of it last weekend and connected the charger last night. Now need to move bees back as soon as I get the nucs straightened out.

SnakeMain Page, House, Beekeeping
Was checking nucs yesterday the birds were gong nuts. finally went a looked and an oak snake was half in the bluebird nest but the little birds could do nothing about it. Pulled it out, didnt see that it had swallowed anything (but the eggs are small so it might have). Drove the snake off. Im sure it will come back when im not home.

Wisteria doesnt bloom or doesnt bloom well every year. This is not one of them, its everywhere.

A Wizard of EarthseaBooks

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K Le Guin.
Fantasy: 183 pages.
Volume 1 in the series Earthsea.

Lost the original paperbacks. lost the hardback to replace them. People dont return books. Cover is gone and first pages ripped off. A young wizard summons the dead and it follows him for much of his early career as he becomes a real wizard, tames a dragon and eventually deals with the spirit.

Rating: 7 (out of 8)

Tales from the Thousand and One Arabian KnightsBooks
by N. J. Dawood
Mythology: 407 pages

Sinbad is not a good sailor he is a Jonah. Every ship he sails on sinks, he get stranded or otherwise never finishes the voyage. Do not travel with Sinbad.

Rating: 5 (out of 8)

No olusteeReenactments
Skipping it this year. Need to do splits and the weather last week was bad the short course is next week and I just dont have the time to take a day off to drive there.