Olustee 2017Reenactments
It looked like rain when leaving Jax but cleared up before I got to Olustee. Took the camera this year, but forgot the battery. All photos are from the cell phone which I filled up. Sutlers were sparse. Heard someone say a lot went home Sat because of weather.

The Union drug a cannon way out into the field early which was unusual. Lots of cavalry vs infantry action also, and no action way out in the trees. The prominent Union unit was Maine and the Georgia unit that is usually close has a new more colorful flag.

Spring is hereBeekeeping
Had to split on of the hives, it was about to swarm. Open queen cells. Its at Harrys house.

2 days laterHouse
Got the faucet finished and buried. Leaks in places there shouldnt have been, getting parts that I thought I had, work at the hill and new job interrupted completion.

Water Barrel Tower and New FaucetHouse
Started repainting the water barrel tower to match the trim on the house. Noticed it had some structural problems, some screws had broken. Tore it apart, rebuilt it for only 2 barrels. This will make it more useful as I can lift the hose more then 2 in of the ground and get water. Finished repainting and reassembled it.

Also added a new hose faucet near where I actually use the hose by the garden rather than way over on the side of the house.

New ApiaryBeekeeping
Completed building the fence at Harrys house today. Built and painted 2 hives for it with CeCe a while ago. Will add bee next month. Also photos of hive at hill.. Added frame hangers to the bee shed, relocated storage equipment away from the oak, it was messing a lot of it up. Repaint most the unused equipment.

Fall honeyBeekeeping
Found 4 supers in the freezer. Managed to put 1 back on hives replacing empty frames. Extracted 3 giving 60lbs. There are still 6 supers on the hive mostly full.

Son of the Black SwordBooks

Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia.
Fantasy: 532 pages.
Volume 1 in the series Saga of the Frogotten Warrior.

At some point in the past demons came to the world and destroyed civilization. The demons were pushed off into the sea but come back. Structure was set up to combat them but it has been changed. Ashok is one of the people who fights demons and enforces the law but there are some real problems with him and society.

Rating: 5 (out of 8)

The MagiciansBooks

The Magicians by Lev Grossman.
Fantasy: Contemporary: 420 pages.
Volume 1 in the series Magicians Trilogy.

This has been on TV. Book version is different but the show makes references back to that in referencing Margo as Janet. Clearly Fillory is Narnia and the author is satirizing it.

Rating: 6 (out of 8)

by Michael B. Ballard
History: 490 pages

This is a detailed account for the campaigns for Vicksburg but the way its written then siege seems rushed. It does no good to put in maps if the roads and river use the same weight black line.

Rating: 4 (out of 8)

The Man in the High CastleBooks
by Phillip K. Dick
Alternate History: WWII: 274 pages

This was not very good from the potential of an alternate WWII scenario. It brought up a lot of things but didnt really resolve anything of interest.

Rating: 4 (out of 8)