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Title: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 01, 2010, 06:39:44 am
On a chicken forum I'm a member of there's this daily thread called "Coffee's Ready".

Thought I'd mention it here.

On a daily basis you drop in if you have time (mostly in the am ) just to say hello and report what you have planned for the day or what you did recently, kinda something to get your day going and keep others abreast of what's going on in your life.

And since there are a lot of coffee drinkers out there, the posts usually begin with something like this" drinking my first cup of Joe, looking out the window at ice cycles, its -20F out, ain't even thinkin' of steppin' outside today... something like that as an example.

So, anyway, here you go...

Its 4:23 am, just took the garbage out and put it curb side as I didn't do it last night. My mental alarm clock woke me at 4 saying you better put the garbage out.

Let the dogs out for a squirt.

Its 42F but feels warmer, nice out, chill in the air, bees likely won't be flying for a while until well after daylight. I suspect they'll have a short flight window today as the anticipated high is 58F.

Extracted the last of this years honey yesterday, about twelve gallons worth, have two full 5 gallon buckets and more in the extractor, started bottling but have a ways to go and Christmas orders that need to be filled.

Going hunting this weekend with a good friend up in north Louisiana where Teddy Roosevelt once hunted black bear, still have black bear there today.

Think I'll put a pot on in a little bit, my wife loves a nice cup of french roast in the morning to start her day. She's in la la land in the next room.

Gonna surf a little bit first.

Hope y'all stop in and tell us what you're up to, maybe we can make this a regular thing, if y'all want to.

Have a great day!


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: G3farms on December 01, 2010, 06:58:49 am
I'm up and dressed, went and plugged the truck in so it will be easier to start. Very cool here at 33 with just a trace of snow in the air.

Not a coffee drinker but did have me a cup of hot cocoa and a warm bowl of oatmeal with some good wildflower honey in it.

Off to work in a few to pull on pipe wrenches all day long at HAVCO Wood Products, one of my better customers. They make the wood floors that go into the trailers of 18 wheelers.

Looking to get the wife a car this weekend since hers was totaled out a week and a half ago.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Jerrymac on December 01, 2010, 09:10:40 am
You're kidding. Right?
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: kathyp on December 01, 2010, 09:15:56 am
jp, that was sweet.

5 AM.  lit off the stove.  not so cold today at 44.  going to chug the first cup of coffee, find the flashlight and go feed the critters, get hubby out the door, and then spend some time at the gym  :-D
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: vmmartin on December 01, 2010, 10:32:28 am
Up at 6. Changing shocks @ 6:15-7:30. Installed top ring on re-built extractor. Hopefully put first Camcote on wheel today. Getting close to finishing it up. Now off to work.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 01, 2010, 01:33:48 pm
You're kidding. Right?

OK Jerry, what's up?  ;)


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Robo on December 01, 2010, 01:40:15 pm
What,  not content with starting the longest thread with the word association (http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,21089.0.htmlword association) post?
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Scadsobees on December 01, 2010, 01:42:07 pm
Hmm...
Woke up at 7:15 and dragged my sleepy carcass out of bed.  Assemble my lunch, make a cup 'o joe, kiss my wife goodbye, and head off to work to stare at a computer screen all day.  Cold, slow snow all day lake-effect, roads a touch slippery, not too bad.  Then home again, supper, mess with the kids for a while, work on the new saltwater aquarium getting it ready for seahorses, then bed to time again too late.  Repeat.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: VolunteerK9 on December 01, 2010, 02:27:16 pm
Well, got to work read your post and found the chicken forum that you have talked about on other posts. That forum led me to a rabbit forum....too many hobbies not enough $$$
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Jerrymac on December 01, 2010, 02:38:31 pm
You're kidding. Right?

OK Jerry, what's up?  ;)


...JP

This just seems like something people do on facebook or myspace. Not real sure why anyone would be interested in what I do throughout the day.... or just the morning.  :evil: you might not want to know  :evil:
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 01, 2010, 03:48:51 pm
What,  not content with starting the longest thread with the word association (http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,21089.0.htmlword association) post?

I didn't even recall starting that thread Rob.

Whatever man, like i said, this is a morning thing for the most part, just to see who's up and about and what's going on with their day.

If you don't like the thread then kill it, fine by me.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 01, 2010, 03:50:13 pm
You're kidding. Right?

OK Jerry, what's up?  ;)


...JP

This just seems like something people do on facebook or myspace. Not real sure why anyone would be interested in what I do throughout the day.... or just the morning.  :evil: you might not want to know  :evil:

Jerry, I don't do face book nor my space so I wouldn't know about that.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Jerrymac on December 01, 2010, 03:56:08 pm
I don't either, it is just what I heard.

Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: bigbearomaha on December 01, 2010, 04:52:59 pm
 I was up at 3:30 this morning.  didn't get no coffee till about 8:30 though.


facebook and all that is really geared toward the mobile do it all phone texting types.

 I am not one of those folks. I sit a t a desktop computer and do my computer thang.

However,  I do have a facebook page for my business and a facebook beekeeper group for pretty much this kind of thing.  just beeks, people with a similar interest keeping up with each other.  dropping a line to the bunch now and then to share a joke, ask a question, shoot the chit.  

you are more than welcome to join the group, started it a few days ago, there are like 7 of us now talking about pretty much this kind of stuff JP.  you do have to create a facebook account though ( it's free, for what that's worth) and the group name is "rebel beekeepers".

No, facebook and myspace etc.. is over rated in my opinion.  but since I had accounts set up for my business,  I figured wth, might as well have some fun while  I am online researching and doing business anyway.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Scadsobees on December 01, 2010, 05:04:16 pm
Actually, I was thinking of just posting the emails that my Mom sends out to all her contacts everyday.  Almost everyday, but nothing worth sending an email for... :roll: 

Tuesday:
Quote
Dear all,
It is a rainy dreary day here, but not November cold yet.
This morning Rich was wondering about all the facebook messages so I told him to open one and read it.  He reads it out loud and then silence and an Oh, It's your birthday today!
We  went o ut and ran an errand or two, one of which was a real bust and came home and found out that the UPS guy had been here with a delivery for a third try which was what we  needed for the errand at the bank. Now we have to find out how to get this package back that needs a signature.
We are supposed to get the snow tomorrow.  We had quite a bit of rain overnight.  On TV they said that if it had been snow it would have been more than 10 inches.  I am happy that it was rain.
I am doing a  big laundry, for me at this stage of my life.
Bye, Love Sylv, Mom

Wednesday:
Quote
Dear all,
We have snow and it has been snowing all day.  We do have to go out for a bit this afternoon.
I have been cold in the house even if the furnace is running, all the  windows in the not so sunny sun room and in the living room, do make it cooler when the sun doesn't shine.
I guess I haven't been active enough to keep warm.  When we have weather like this, I am ready for summer in Australia.
Rich made supper last night and even did the dishes, I felt reallly pampered and almost guilty.
Bye, Love Sylv, Mom
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Robo on December 01, 2010, 05:33:19 pm
If you don't like the thread then kill it, fine by me.

I'm just bustin' on ya   :devilbanana:
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Jerrymac on December 01, 2010, 06:49:45 pm
Yeah what fun is it if we can't come in and mess up your club house  :-D
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on December 02, 2010, 02:11:39 am
Well,it's 1 am. Just . wishing I had a coffee. We had a lot of rain today and yesterday. I am at the shop where I work. The river is approaching the building(slowly mind ya). I am watching it out the window. We have most of the stuff moved.Cars are removed from the car lot, tool boxes and expensive items removed.At most we should only see about two feet of water in the building(We Hope anyways). Then the cleanup and restoring normal operations returns.The crest may not come until 7AM . Looks like it will be a long night.I'll fill ya in later.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on December 02, 2010, 05:19:34 am
Well,it's 4 :15 Am and I'm still watching the shop. The water is still lurking in the darkness. The rate of rise has slowed a bit. When stepping outside you can hear the river churning in the darkness just across the road. It is very still and quiet as the police have barricaded the road to traffic a while ago.Hope the crest falls short of expectations.Hope to be off for a coffee soon as the market closest to here should open around 5 AM.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: bigbearomaha on December 02, 2010, 08:30:26 am
it'S 6:30 here.  no coffee yet.  watching buzzbee post about his creeping water.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Scadsobees on December 02, 2010, 08:57:39 am
Got up at 6:40.  My 6 year old has been up for about 1/2 hour at that point, running his fingers over the register for most of that time, brummmm brummmm brummmm

Get the kids ready for school, get them off to school.  Its my 6yr's day off from kindergarten, he's not happy because mom's still in bed, sleeping in a little.  He's ready to be up and get all his snow clothes on and go sledding in the yard.  By himself.  In the dark.

As I'm sliding in on the roads, I just try to remember that even as much as I despise driving on slippery roads, the kids LOVE that snow!!!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 02, 2010, 09:55:28 am
Dang Ken, hope you survive OK. When's the last time something like this happened? Wishing you much luck man. Wear your flippers, snorkel and goggles, looks like ya going to need 'em.

Are you out of harm's way? You have a boat right?


Rick, your kid is going sledding in what? A bayou?  :-D

Thought I'd post for Schawee:

Its 4 am and I'm in bed dreaming of drinking a 5lb vanilla shake. Wonder if Burger Delight would make that for me? Probably would, wait, I know they would, what am I thinkin' I'm their best customer!  :-D

OK, its 5 am, still wondering about the 5 lb shake, woke up in a sweat thinkin' maybe they couldn't do that, but hey, if not, I'll just have two!

Its gonna be a great day!

That's probably pretty accurate I'd think.  :evil: :-D


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on December 02, 2010, 07:06:31 pm
Jp,
Fortunately the water stopped its creep just as it got to the front door. This happens every few years,the last time was when the remnants of Ivan went through in 2004 dropping massive rainfall on the mountains.This resulted in water depths of about seven feet in the front of the shop,to about four feet at the rear.
 Its such a job moving cars,unhooking computers,loading tires,stowing the heavy stuff like tire machines,balancers,pipe benders and so much other stuff,only to turn around and put it all back.
But at least this time we only had to sweep dust instead of a prolonged exercise of scraping mud before you move back in.
 However me and one of the other guys had some free time this afternoon and took the broom and hose to the parking lot and rinsed away the mud and crud as the water receded today so cars could be placed back on the lot.
I will be looking to get a good nights sleep tonight after being awake for the last 38 hours or so.
But I will be stopping back in to say Coffees ready!!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 02, 2010, 08:28:45 pm
Ken glad to hear y'all dodged a bullet. We get a few floods now and again down here, there was this little storm that came through in 2005 named Katrina...


...JP  ;)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: annette on December 02, 2010, 09:46:09 pm
Ken glad to hear y'all dodged a bullet. We get a few floods now and again down here, there was this little storm that came through in 2005 named Katrina...


...JP  ;)
:-D :-D
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: G3farms on December 03, 2010, 07:04:09 am
Nobody up yet...............you bunch of sleepy heads.........RISE AND SHINE!

Fixin to walk out the door for another fun filled day at the daily grind, made it down to 32 this morning.

See ya this afternoon.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on December 03, 2010, 07:34:15 am
Good Morning all. Just having my second cup I'm waking the family ,then off to work for a "normal" day I hope. It was 22 overnight and it should be mostly cloudy with snow showers today.Seeing just a little snow blowing in the air keeps Christmas in mind right now. After New Years it gives different thoughts though!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 03, 2010, 08:14:54 am
Been up getting ready for a weekend hunt to Tensas National Wildlife Refuge in north Louisiana. Buddy and I are gone hunting for deer with black powder, been a while since I've been up there.

The weather will be very comfortable, no breaking ice to get to your stand on this trip!  :-D

They have black bear there, a good bit, hope I see one, haven't yet but friends have.

Y'all have a good one!


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on December 04, 2010, 07:08:56 am
Got the pot heating.just waiting for Uncle Bud and Jim 134 to pop in ventrilo for a Saturday AM chat. Then off to tinker witth my own car a little. Later today I will be driving the family to Hersheypark to see the park lighted for Christmas. :)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on December 04, 2010, 12:59:23 pm
JP,
I think your coffee's getting cold.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: VolunteerK9 on December 04, 2010, 01:43:38 pm
JP,
I think your coffee's getting cold.

shhhh...he's huntin wabbits
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: iddee on December 04, 2010, 02:25:19 pm
He be huntin' Jackolope. That's wabbits wit antlers...
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on December 05, 2010, 10:00:56 am
Im sitting here with a cup of coffee and chatting live with bud1. Hope to rack a batch of beer later ,and suck up the smell in the house when my wife bakes cookies later!!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Jim 134 on December 05, 2010, 11:52:49 am
What,  not content with starting the longest thread with the word association (http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,21089.0.htmlword association) post?

I didn't even recall starting that thread Rob.

Whatever man, like i said, this is a morning thing for the most part, just to see who's up and about and what's going on with their day.

If you don't like the thread then kill it, fine by me.


...JP

 JP
You getting OLD TIMESRRS  :shock:


    BEE HAPPY Jim 134 :)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: kathyp on December 05, 2010, 12:12:10 pm
way overslept! but it feels good and a little naughty  :-D  guess i'll make a day of bad behavior and skip the gym also.....
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 05, 2010, 08:51:18 pm
What,  not content with starting the longest thread with the word association (http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,21089.0.htmlword association) post?

I didn't even recall starting that thread Rob.


...JP

 JP
You getting OLD TIMESRRS  :shock:


    BEE HAPPY Jim 134 :)

Maybe a little Jim, why you a doctor?  :-D


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: iddee on December 06, 2010, 12:32:31 am
JP, did you get a Jackolope that looks like this? I got this one Saturday. "yesterday"

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j226/Iddee/Temp/CIMG1413.jpg)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 06, 2010, 07:19:57 am
Good one Iddee!

Washing clothes from my trip to Tensas. I saw a deer for a very split second yesterday morning and then it was gone. That was yesterday morning. three out of five of us saw bears. One of those I heard running through the palmettos at 3:15 in the evening after a rattlebox of a truck went down the road and spooked it. My buddy saw the bear at 3:16 and said it was coming from me to him. Got to within 9 yards of his tree.

Bear sign is everywhere up there!

Teddy Roosevelt would certainly have gotten his black bear in there today no problem, if it was legal now of course.

Now I'm up and washing clothes and getting ready for a really long drive up to see...

Guess who?

Hint: he has a real strong accent (  :-D ) has to watch what he says (according to his own signature) and is the trap out master.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on December 07, 2010, 07:31:52 pm
Hey,
did we all quit on the coffee already?
 I am having an evening warmer with coffee and will be in to chat with Uncle Bud soon.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: iddee on December 07, 2010, 09:58:54 pm
JP has been kidnapped and being held for ransom in NC. You folks better start taking up a collection to free him or I may just keep him tied to the deer stand forever.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: kathyp on December 07, 2010, 11:59:21 pm
Quote
Hint: he has a real strong accent
   it's almost as bad a buds, and some guy who posts videos of cutouts.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: schawee on December 08, 2010, 12:41:38 am
IDDEE,I GIVE YOU 5X-LARGE SHAKES IF YOU LET MY BUDDY COME BACK SOUTH. :-D   ...SCHAWEE
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: hardwood on December 08, 2010, 07:21:19 am
A little after 6 and 27 degrees out...there goes all of my tropical fruit again (3rd year in a row now). This global cooling is killing me.

Scott
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: winginit on December 08, 2010, 08:39:07 am
7:40 am and ten degrees out. Trying to get up the motivation to get into work. I work part-time, I determine when, and it would be really easy to blow a couple hours on Beemaster this morning. But no, I've got to get some extra hours in this week because we're going to the Carribean next week! Yah!

Ok, gotta go blow dry now. Ugh.

Have a great day all.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: kathyp on December 08, 2010, 10:53:30 am
heat wave here. 44 degrees.  raining and it would be easy not to go out, but i have to feed.  might as well go to the gym and then home to wait for delivery of grandkids Christmas stuff and hubbys new laptop.   :-D

Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 08, 2010, 11:33:08 am
44???? I wish it was half that this morning as my truck wouldn't start! Gonna have to give y'all a huntin' update this evening, truck is up and runnin' now, added fuel treatment and rockin' and rolling.

Was 17 this morning everything everywhere frozen solid including a bag full of satsumas that were in my truck!

Having a great time here in North Carolina. Wally is a great guy, we're having one heck of a time.

One of his friends took a piebald deer this morning and gave it to us cleaned, then asked if you want more?

We of course said yes.

Went to their annual Christmas dinner last night for his bee club. It was a pot luck style, good food to be had and great people.

What's better than eating fine supper with fine folks and getting the chance to talk bees over dinner to people who actually listen to your bee stories!


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: VolunteerK9 on December 08, 2010, 01:10:55 pm


One of his friends took a piebald deer this morning and gave it to us cleaned, then asked if you want more?

We of course said yes.



...JP

What Iddee didnt tell ya is that his friend is employed by the Dept of Transportation Roadkill Division.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 08, 2010, 01:41:09 pm
Ain't nothing wrong with roadkill. They eat good too!  ;)


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: iddee on December 08, 2010, 03:46:14 pm
No,No, No. He works for the poison control center. He confiscates animals that people have poisoned, takes blood samples for evidence, then gives me the meat.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 08, 2010, 03:52:02 pm
Yeah, but I've heard you have a secret way of removing the poisons from their system to make them edible Iddee.  ;)

At least I hope so.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: iddee on December 08, 2010, 04:11:47 pm
You can't poison a redneck or coon**s, so we don't have to worry.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: schawee on December 08, 2010, 09:45:03 pm
DEER REPORT PLEASE
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: iddee on December 08, 2010, 09:48:59 pm
Maybe he will be on in a few minutes. NO WAY am I gonna tell the story of his hunt tonight............But it's a humdinger.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: hardwood on December 08, 2010, 10:18:06 pm
Hunting at night now huh?

Scott
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: iddee on December 08, 2010, 10:23:16 pm
Hunting until nightfall.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 08, 2010, 11:31:47 pm
Scott, country people say night when they mean evening when discussing hunting.

I've heard it mentioned this way countless times, seems odd but that's the way it is.

Of course they also say "acren" instead of "acorn" and "crick" instead of "creek".

You have to know the lingo to keep up.  ;)

Tonight's hunt (this evening) was very cool!

I hunted out of the attic of a barn with hay bails all around. Used them as lazy chairs.

Iddee got there about a half hour after I did, so we both hunted from the barn, he on one end me on the other.

Wasn't long after we set up a yearling came out, followed by a good sized doe.

Iddee got my attention and I got in position for a shot, about 100 yards out.

He was kind enough to let me have the opportunity to take the deer.

Well folks, wish I can give you a happy result, albeit the hunt was exciting, I had a trigger problem with my gun and it did not go off, at first, but then it did overhead, a delayed reaction.

Never, ever had this happen before but alas you can rest assured I took that sucker apart and gave it a thorough cleaning tonight.

Its chambering as smooth as silk now and the trigger is firing every time.

So what happened? I ain't cleaned my gun in about a year and it was a little dirty, could kick myself but oh well, that's why its called hunting.

BTW, right after the episode my buddy Iddee ragged me fiercely about what a piece of junk gun I had, that I needed a new one!

Well, that's what I'm sure he was thinkin' anyway!  :-D

Tomorrow is a new day, hopefully no more bad news bears hunting stories.  :-D


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: VolunteerK9 on December 09, 2010, 10:59:12 am
I dont know guys..I'm quick to jump to conclusions but I'm reading all sorts of things into this. First, he said hunting at night. Hmm would a Toyota truck and a spotlight be included? Second, he says him AND Iddee were lounged up on modified lazy chairs hunting from a barn. (Having a visual of a mason jar honey being pulled out) And lastly, JP pulling the trigger with a delayed response turning the deer hunt into a run for cover aerial goose hunt. let me guess..what happens in NC stays in NC?
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Jerrymac on December 09, 2010, 11:06:27 am
Don't you hate it when you pull the trigger and nothing happens?  :shock:

Never know if you should wait (bad primer) or eject and go again.  :idunno:
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: iddee on December 09, 2010, 12:32:29 pm
There's a difference in hunting TIL night and hunting AT night.

The mason jar did NOT contain honey.

NAW, what happens in NC is too danged funny to keep secret.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: kathyp on December 09, 2010, 12:37:08 pm
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So what happened? I ain't cleaned my gun in about a year and it was a little dirty, could kick myself but oh well, that's why its called hunting.

OMG!   :-\
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: schawee on December 09, 2010, 11:29:32 pm
hear no evil,see no evil,speek no evil :-D
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: bigbearomaha on December 10, 2010, 06:44:45 am
well, up at 3 am again today.  why?  not really sure.haven't bothered to make coffee yet.  Hoping  I might get to catch a few more z's before it's all said and done. 

I will blame JP for this one though.  :evil:  after sitting here reading over my CWS thread just now, I'm sitting here wanting a zesto shake and they not open.



Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on December 10, 2010, 07:36:13 am
Just waiting for the dogs to finish outside and having my morning cup of starter. Then it's off to work,but it's Friday!!
 maybe we'll get a Christmas tree tomorrow.. It will be the warmest day for quite some time.
Have a great day everyone!!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: G3farms on December 10, 2010, 07:56:10 am
Up and waiting for my helper to get here this morning so we can head off for another day of fun........not. Still working on repairing a freeze up from last year on a fire sprinkler system at a wood truss factory.

Supposed to high about 50 today and the bottom drop out of the temps tomorrow night.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 10, 2010, 01:47:00 pm
This morning I saw a buck running up a power line being chased by a chiwawa, followed by a hound of some type, about three hundred yards away.

Not gonna take a 300 yard shot at a deer running dead away from me.

Only was there for a split second then it was gone.

Who would've thought a taco dog would be a better deer chaser than a hound!

Iddee, his wife, her sister and I made deer hamburgers and vacuum sealed 18 bags worth from the donated piebald deer this morning.

I also have two bags full of backstrap. When I told my wife about the hamburger meat she only wanted to know if I was bringing home backstrap as well.  :-D

My trip is coming to an end folks and I have one more evening to hunt.

I've had a great time meeting Iddee and his family. They have been gracious hosts and treated me like family.

Iddee and I have developed a real kinship cause of this trip. We have been friends through cyberspace and via the phone line but nothing like meeting someone in person.

Big Bear, when Schawee wants a shake, he gets a shake. He got a key to Burger Delight. They even reserve a room for him if he wants to spend the night.

Will holler back soon.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: VolunteerK9 on December 10, 2010, 02:14:54 pm
JP...if you were taking a different route home, you could swing by here and try your hand at a Tennessee deer. (We have good primers lol) I'm assuming that you probably traveling I-85 home though right?
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: bigbearomaha on December 10, 2010, 04:24:42 pm
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Big Bear, when Schawee wants a shake, he gets a shake. He got a key to Burger Delight. They even reserve a room for him if he wants to spend the night

well,  I guess he's got that one on me.  Zestos won't give me no keys for after hours.

that's ok, the anticipation makes it taste all that much better.

Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 10, 2010, 11:34:03 pm
K9 yeah, taking I-85, gonna start early.

Big bear, got bad news from Schawee this evening. He said someone told him Burger Delight very well may be closing up shop.  :'(

Might have to go to Zestos after all.  8-)


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 11, 2010, 06:53:46 am
Packed up and ready to roll. Heading out in a few minutes. Got a long drive back, took 13 and 1/2 hours getting here!

Iddee, thank you, thank you, thank you for your hospitality!

We've been very good acquaintances through cyberspace and our phone conversations but meeting you in person sealed the deal for me friend.

Call you later on my friend.

Thanks again,


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: bigbearomaha on December 11, 2010, 09:43:14 am
That's just wrong.  isn't it illegal to take a man's shake?

  Always welcome here.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: bigbearomaha on December 11, 2010, 10:34:46 am
Oh, btw, no coffee yet.  got me some homemade oatmeal  (with honey of course) some toast.  nice winter storm morning like today.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 11, 2010, 08:58:53 pm
Just walked in the door a little while ago. Took 13 and 1/2 hours getting there same back. Could maybe have cut it to 13, but that's pretty much driving straight through with just a few gas stops and one food stop.

BTW, I discovered a new drink to keep me up called Java Monster. Its coffee and energy of some type added to the drink. It gets you going without the jitters those red ball drinks give you.

Thanks again Iddee!


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Jerrymac on December 12, 2010, 10:50:54 am
Hey JP. I once drove 36 hours straight stopping only for fuel and would grab something to eat on the road when I was getting the fuel.

That was from Madison, Wisconsin to Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Longest I have gone with no sleep is a little over 120 hours.  :-P
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 12, 2010, 11:17:18 am
More power to you Jerry and I thought I did a lot of driving on this trip!

I miss my buddy Iddee already.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: iddee on December 12, 2010, 11:26:02 am
Well, to say as much as possible in as few words as possible, I'll just say we had a ball. JP is the type of person that is just SOOOOO easy to be nice to. My wife is threatening to adopt him.

Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 12, 2010, 11:29:47 am
She said that because I joined the "deer packing assembly line!"  :-D


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: annette on December 12, 2010, 02:32:42 pm
Now you know Iddee why I like JP so much - just an easy, kind and friendly guy.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: beemaster on December 12, 2010, 05:03:53 pm
JP:

Don't know if you noticed, but I stickied this at the top of the Coffee House Forum - interesting topic and kinda stays on topic. I like the idea of a roaming post that is fairly open ended in topic - this is a good one, thanks :)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: VolunteerK9 on December 12, 2010, 09:50:38 pm

BTW, I discovered a new drink to keep me up called Java Monster. Its coffee and energy of some type added to the drink. It gets you going without the jitters those red ball drinks give you.

Thanks again Iddee!


...JP

Monster makes several different flavors. Java, Mean Bean, Mocha, Chai Lai, and several others. They don't seem to have the 'crash' after effects like a Red Bull does. Ya'll not have 'em in the swamp?

www.monsterenergy.com (http://www.monsterenergy.com)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 12, 2010, 10:10:07 pm
K9, I usually don't go for such drinks but I needed a little something extra for the extensive driving I did on this past trip to and from North Carolina.

I didn't want one of those bolt type drinks so I happened to get the monster drink, they sure go down smooth.

Those other drinks are hard to get down and they always gave me the jitters.

We do have the java monster drinks down here. I had the loca mocha and mean bean.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: hardwood on December 12, 2010, 11:20:32 pm
EWWW, JP John made you a stickie :-D

Scott
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 12, 2010, 11:37:50 pm
Yeah, I saw that Hardwood, you jealous???  :-D


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: hardwood on December 12, 2010, 11:39:16 pm
A little...that's all I'm sayin'

Scott
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on December 15, 2010, 07:39:08 am
Up having coffee before sending the wife to work. i'll be staying home with junior today as he got in a tussle at school yesterday and ended up with a broken leg. It is splinted up until the swelling goes down As long as nothing moves,he should not need surgery. We are hoping for that outcome,so for now,it's pain meds . and leg elevated with ice packs.
The term they used for the break is :Trimalleolar Fracture
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: VolunteerK9 on December 15, 2010, 09:30:39 am
Up having coffee before sending the wife to work. i'll be staying home with junior today as he got in a tussle at school yesterday and ended up with a broken leg. It is splinted up until the swelling goes down As long as nothing moves,he should not need surgery. We are hoping for that outcome,so for now,it's pain meds . and leg elevated with ice packs.
The term they used for the break is :Trimalleolar Fracture

A tussle or a brawl? I think a scratch is from a tussle and broken leg is a brawl.  I witnessed my 9 year old son come to the rescue of my 6 year old son at the baseball field this past summer. I don't want them to be bullies by no means, but do not want them to be bullied either. It made me proud that bigger brother did what he did and why he did it.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 15, 2010, 10:01:00 am
Ken, what the heck???????

Man, that must of been one heck of a tussle.

I hope Josh isn't in too much pain, just PMed him.

Dang this sucks Ken!


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: hardwood on December 15, 2010, 10:09:04 am
Aw man that sux. Wish Josh a speedy recovery for me and tell him to enjoy the meds :-D What's the other guy look like?

Scott
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on December 15, 2010, 11:36:49 am
I really don't think there was an innocent party here,just hormones  escalated a bit out of hand I think.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbeejr on December 15, 2010, 11:56:21 am
Thanks for the good wishes guys, as for the other kid...all he really got out of it was a goose egg.  But, Im with dad...lets blame hormones xD
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: G3farms on December 15, 2010, 12:52:01 pm
hormones................huuuuummmmmmmmmmmm...........so was she really worth it!!! :-D :evil:

Just kidding, hope you have a speedy recovery!

Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: VolunteerK9 on December 15, 2010, 01:44:59 pm
Thanks for the good wishes guys, as for the other kid...all he really got out of it was a goose egg.  But, Im with dad...lets blame hormones xD

yeah, i agree. if he's good with that reason i would stick with it. hope u make a speedy recovery
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Irwin on December 15, 2010, 03:04:11 pm
Do you know how to make hormones.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: hardwood on December 15, 2010, 07:53:48 pm
Yeah Irwin, stick a teenaged boy next to a teenaged girl...voila...hormones.

Scott
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: iddee on December 15, 2010, 07:58:44 pm
I don't think that is what Irwin has in mind, and I also don't think the mods will leave it if he posts his thoughts.  :shock:  :shock:

And, Irwin, the old joke was singular, not plural, as in:
How do you make a hormone?
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: hardwood on December 15, 2010, 08:02:57 pm
 :lau:
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbeejr on December 15, 2010, 09:02:44 pm
hahahaha, I GET IT NOW!!! :D .  Actually there wasnt a girl involved....but honestly, whose gonna beleive me saying that now lol
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: hardwood on December 15, 2010, 10:50:51 pm
Josh, you're getting iddee's jokes? Man them meds must be good ones! :-D

Scott
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Irwin on December 16, 2010, 09:41:27 am
I don't think that is what Irwin has in mind, and I also don't think the mods will leave it if he posts his thoughts.  :shock:  :shock:

And, Irwin, the old joke was singular, not plural, as in:
How do you make a hormone?
Yes you are right iddee.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbeejr on December 16, 2010, 12:46:56 pm
Josh, you're getting iddee's jokes? Man them meds must be good ones! :-D

Scott

haha, they're not that bad come on xD
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: kathyp on December 16, 2010, 02:49:55 pm
my oldest got in a fight at school once.  thank god it was a few year back because my question when the assistant principal called was "did he win?".  that question now would probably have had CPS at my door  :-D

JR, be glad you are not a girl.  you would have a bald spot from the  hair pulling.  a broken leg is much  more attractive!  hope you are feeling better.   :evil:
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on December 17, 2010, 08:54:15 am
I am just finishing a nice cup of hot coffee on another cold December morning.Then it's time to take Buzzbeejr to the doctor to decide what needs to be done with the leg.I hope a cast is all that's needed.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 17, 2010, 12:31:08 pm
Coffee sounds real good about now, actually tea sounds even better, more soothing to a sore throat.

Good luck with Josh Ken.

Keep us informed.

You know, sometimes having a cast is as attractive as having a puppy next to you.

Hope Josh is realing in all of that attention from the ladies.  ;)


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: annette on December 17, 2010, 02:58:07 pm
Coffee sounds real good about now, actually tea sounds even better, more soothing to a sore throat.

Good luck with Josh Ken.

Keep us informed.

You know, sometimes having a cast is as attractive as having a puppy next to you.

Hope Josh is realing in all of that attention from the ladies.  ;)


...JP

OH Now I know why you have all those little doggies JP :lau: :lau:
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbeejr on December 17, 2010, 05:23:27 pm
haha, hey...I'll trade JP...he can have my cast and i'll take the puppies xD
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: iddee on December 17, 2010, 07:29:23 pm
JP's getting old. He's 64 if you are dyslexic.

Happy Birthday, JP.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 17, 2010, 08:15:57 pm
Thanks Iddee!


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: hardwood on December 17, 2010, 09:32:08 pm
It's your B-day JP? Happy birthday!

We're close in that respect. Mine's next Tuesday.

Happy happy...enjoy Bro!

Scott
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: vmmartin on December 18, 2010, 08:57:45 am
Been riding on a bus for 13 hours en route to Winter Park CO.  Only about 7 left to go.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 18, 2010, 11:12:01 am
Hey Scott, in case I don't get the chance to wish you a happy birthday on Tuesday, Happy Birthday man! Hope its a great one!


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: VolunteerK9 on December 18, 2010, 05:00:09 pm
Does anyone else beside me, look forward to turning their laptop on, clicking on 'Beemaster' and scrolling around to catch up on the days events? I'm glad I found it. Theirs something here for everyone. Action, adventure and definitely more than a little drama  :-D
Cool friends that I have.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: hardwood on December 18, 2010, 05:19:56 pm
Great sentiment K9...couldn't agree more. The cool thing about it is that many make it whole and all are valuable.

Scott
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on December 18, 2010, 08:58:02 pm
Hey Bud and Jim,
I'll be around for coffee and chat in the morning.!! If any is up for ventrilo chat,stop by tomorrow morning!!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: winginit on December 19, 2010, 10:49:12 am
Morning everyone, happy birthday JP and Scott, hope everyone is having a great time getting ready for Christmas.

We're staring at an undecorated tree, presents to wrap, housecleaning, no food in the fridge, and all need to be turned around before family arrives tomorrow.  Oh and kids basketball games and shopping and a car stuck in the snow. Typical holidays, just have to do it all with love. Happy days!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: VolunteerK9 on December 19, 2010, 01:30:31 pm
Bought myself a Christmas present last night. A French press for coffee. Ive used a percolator for years but recently a friend of mine told me about a french press. Used it this morning and I hafta tell you its great. Their is a huge taste difference-coffee is richer and even 'oiler' with a good pressing. If you havent tried one, I suggest you do. The price was right too...I got a cheapo for $10
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 19, 2010, 01:45:34 pm
K9, how about a video?  :-D


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Irwin on December 19, 2010, 01:47:11 pm
Hey Bud and Jim,
I'll be around for coffee and chat in the morning.!! If any is up for ventrilo chat,stop by tomorrow morning!!
Ken you still around :?
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: VolunteerK9 on December 19, 2010, 02:12:43 pm
K9, how about a video?  :-D


...JP

Well with this upcoming shoulder surgery, I should have some free time on my hands  :-D
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: G3farms on December 19, 2010, 02:55:48 pm
K9....just remember there is an initiation for membership to the video club  :-D.......must be riding something with a silly hat on your head!!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 19, 2010, 05:56:06 pm
K9....just remember there is an initiation for membership to the video club  :-D.......must be riding something with a silly hat on your head!!

That is correct! We need an initiation video first!  :-D


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Irwin on December 20, 2010, 09:21:26 am
See what you started Jp  :-D Wonder if we can get a special place for them a Beemaster's how about it MOD's
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 20, 2010, 10:48:23 am
Irwin, I seem to recall "someone" riding around on a little tricycle with beer cans strapped to their forehead way before I even purchased my camera!  :-D

In fact: I took a bike ride (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6JsThjwR9I#)


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: kathyp on December 20, 2010, 11:16:42 am
Irwin, that  never gets old!  K9, French press also makes great loose leaf tea.

Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: deknow on December 20, 2010, 11:37:43 am
we used to use french presses, but there is something better...an aeropress:
http://aerobie.com/products/aeropress.htm (http://aerobie.com/products/aeropress.htm)

it is similar to a french press, but the coffee is forced through a paper filter, which removes some of the bitter oils (that are not supposed to be good for you either).

when i first got it, i had to readjust my pallet, as i thought the coffee was weak....it was STRONG, it just didn't have the familiar bitter taste that i expect from really strong coffee (similar to the first time i had good kona coffee).  with this thing, i use cafe bustelo (cheap and stores well in foil bricks...$1.50/10oz) and make very good coffee.  i turned michael bush onto this, and he bought one immediately (he is more serious about coffee than bees).

it was invented by the same guy that invented the aerobee (the ring shaped frisbee that flys forever), and it is lexan (and travels well)...we have 2 and i usually travel with one.  filters are cheap...highly recommended from a true caffeine addict.

deknow
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Irwin on December 20, 2010, 02:42:12 pm
Irwin, I seem to recall "someone" riding around on a little tricycle with beer cans strapped to their forehead way before I even purchased my camera!  :-D

In fact: I took a bike ride (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6JsThjwR9I#)


...JP
True my friend but If you remember you said if I do the video you would get your video cam. So you are the one that started the hole thing. I may have been the first one to do a crazy video.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: winginit on December 20, 2010, 04:21:34 pm
 :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: hardwood on December 20, 2010, 05:06:53 pm
And what started as a trend has now become a movement!

Scott
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 20, 2010, 09:40:12 pm
You got me there Irwin. Of course I had to man up and do my initiation video after you did yours. I never tire of seeing you riding around leering into the camera on each turn as if you are daring anyone and everyone to make their own initiation video.  :-D

That's some good timeless stuff there brother!  ;)


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Irwin on December 21, 2010, 03:44:53 pm
You got me there Irwin. Of course I had to man up and do my initiation video after you did yours. I never tire of seeing you riding around leering into the camera on each turn as if you are daring anyone and everyone to make their own initiation video.  :-D

That's some good timeless stuff there brother!  ;)


...JP
I jumped over to youtube to pull up you video and you had a password thing put on our you pulled it man did I have to some digging to find it. Hardwood and schawee video's were allot easyer to find.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: VolunteerK9 on December 21, 2010, 04:37:22 pm
You got me there Irwin. Of course I had to man up and do my initiation video after you did yours. I never tire of seeing you riding around leering into the camera on each turn as if you are daring anyone and everyone to make their own initiation video.  :-D

That's some good timeless stuff there brother!  ;)


...JP
I jumped over to youtube to pull up you video and you had a password thing put on our you pulled it man did I have to some digging to find it. Hardwood and schawee video's were allot easyer to find.

Hmm...JP pulling the initiation video huh? Is that not a foul or infraction of some kind? Should be at least a 15 yarder for the Saints.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 21, 2010, 06:08:43 pm
My initiation video like yours Irwin is listed for private viewing but you should be able to find the video on here like I did with yours.  :-*


Wait! Look what I found: http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,30860.0.html (http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,30860.0.html)


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Irwin on December 21, 2010, 06:48:28 pm
My initiation video like yours Irwin is listed for private viewing but you should be able to find the video on here like I did with yours.  :-*


Wait! Look what I found: http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,30860.0.html (http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,30860.0.html)


...JP
I don't have mine set for private if it is the people at youtube did it. I'll have to check tonight when I go over to my friend's place.  :-D :-P I wish more people would step up and a video or do have to do another to get you people going again :roll:
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 21, 2010, 08:54:35 pm
Make them beg for another one Irwin and don't do another one unless we see some people "stepping up". Just saying.  :-D


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Irwin on December 21, 2010, 11:46:57 pm
OK I'll put the red dress away and let the grandkid's have the bike back :-D
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 22, 2010, 10:47:17 am
Well, you riding around on the tricycle with a red dress on would be a nice Christmas present!  :-D


..JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: kathyp on December 22, 2010, 11:08:26 am
i have thought about getting one of those helmet cams and then riding the river canyon next summer.  problem is, most of what you would hear is me cussing my way down.  scenery is nice and since i usually close my eyes for part of it, i'd like the camera so i could see where i'd gone.  :-)

Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on December 23, 2010, 07:32:10 am
Good morning,
After my second cup it's off to work. Seems like I just left there though. I was up really late two nights ago.Then I came hoe,ate supper and showered but fell asleep watching tv. Seems I rested up just enough to go to bed.Sure makes the overnight short when sleeping through the whole thing.
But tonight I plan on staying awake to do other things. Hope it works out!
 Have a great day everyone!!!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on December 24, 2010, 07:40:39 am
Well,
here it is Christmas eve. Off to just a short day at work,then later, supper at my brothers house then off to my Moms where the family congregates for the evening.
Merry Christmas everyone!!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: VolunteerK9 on December 24, 2010, 09:04:19 am
Merry Christmas Eve Everyone! My two sons (9 and 6) are so sick with excitement that its funny. I can remember being their age and Christmas seemed as if it would never get here. But now as a parent, it's one stressful event. I call it the relative race. Hurry up and go here, stay awhile, load up the car and off to my parents, stay awhile then off to my wife's parents etc. The kids love it though and its worth it all to see their faces light up on Christmas morning.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 25, 2010, 01:27:11 am
Christmas is in 33 minutes folks. Merry Christmas everybody!


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on December 25, 2010, 08:12:18 am
Merry Christmas everyone!! I am pleased to behaving my Christmas coffee with Bud1,Jim134 and Tigman in the ventrilo voice chat before the day gets started .
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: hardwood on December 25, 2010, 08:41:34 am
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Scott
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: VolunteerK9 on December 25, 2010, 08:59:54 am
Merry Christmas!!! It's actually snowing here a little. I dont think its going to amount to much but its the first semi-white Christmas in a very loooong time.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 25, 2010, 10:01:45 am
Merry Christmas everyone!

We are getting rain, gonna be a very wet Christmas!

Hope everyone has a great day!



...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Irwin on December 25, 2010, 10:12:36 am
Merry Christmas!!! It's actually snowing here a little. I dont think its going to amount to much but its the first semi-white Christmas in a very loooong time.
What about pic's
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Irwin on December 25, 2010, 10:15:22 am
Merry Christmas everyone!

We are getting rain, gonna be a very wet Christmas!

Hope everyone has a great day!



...JP
We have them here 99% of the time. Going to do the polar bear dip this morning at the lake on a dare.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 25, 2010, 10:17:00 am
You better video that Irwin or I ain't talkin' to you again!


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: hardwood on December 25, 2010, 10:31:34 am
That's crazy Irwin....video is a must!

Scott
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Irwin on December 25, 2010, 10:35:05 am
No body want's to see me nude :-D Maybe I'll do one jump with my trunk's on ;)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: G3farms on December 25, 2010, 10:55:03 am
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!

We are getting our white Christmas this morning also, first one in a long time.


Irwin you better be careful, theres laws about killing fish  :evil: :-D :-D
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on December 25, 2010, 11:43:37 am
We have a snow shower passing through. it's not much,but it has whitened the asphalt and hard surfaces. It adds to the day for sure!!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Irwin on December 25, 2010, 05:28:22 pm
OK it's done check it out in Web Video's :-D
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 25, 2010, 09:18:14 pm
I hope everyone had a great Christmas. I had a good one. Didn't get good mirliton with shrimp but my Mom made a ground meat dressing to die for and I did get to have some of that Flan albeit it was a little off from the last time I had it.

Wanted to make a video of the bees flying today but the weather wouldn't permit it. It rained severely for several hours this morning then the cold front came through and with it extremely high winds, I'd say in the 40 mph range, no kidding!

Temps were a good bit colder than what was forecast as well, got into the mid 40's before dark, now at 42 with an anticipated low of 34 tonight and Monday even colder, a decent bit below freezing.

Weather like this keeps 'em in every time, oh well.

BTW, Irwin, nice video, you nut! Of course I would have been right with you if I had been there.  ;)


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: VolunteerK9 on December 26, 2010, 12:30:30 pm

BTW, Irwin, nice video, you nut! Of course I would have been right with you if I had been there.  ;)


...JP

I think it has something to do with the beards  :-D
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 26, 2010, 12:47:46 pm
Could be K9.  :-D


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on December 27, 2010, 07:44:29 am
Well,
the coffee's done and I'll be heading off to work for a couple hours. At 11 am buzzbeejr(Josh) will be getting surgery to pin one leg bone and plate the other .This is to repair the injury he had two weeks ago. He will be laid up for a while and have to put up with Mom and Dad until he's able to get around on his own.They had casted him as the one bone had not drifted in hopes it may stay intact,but alas that was not to be.We are hoping and praying for a speedy recovery so he can get back to school and at least a normal social life. Talk to ya all later,             Ken
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: G3farms on December 27, 2010, 09:22:40 am
Prayers and good thoughts go out to Jr., hope everything goes as planned and for a speedy recovery.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: hardwood on December 27, 2010, 09:51:43 am
Tell Josh what I told Ian before his knee surgery 3 years ago.

"Try to stay awake during surgery 'cause the nurses take their shirts off". Even had a cute nurse confirm it.

He tried and tried to stay awake for it :-D

Scott
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: vmmartin on December 27, 2010, 10:34:15 am
Will be praying for him @ 11 Ken. Keep us updated.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on December 27, 2010, 07:15:56 pm
The surgery went well. After putting the plate on the one bone,it pretty well pulled the other bone in place. But it still required a couple screws and wires to hold until all is healed. A couple weeks in a soft splint and if everything is okay it will be hard casted for a while.
Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers everyone. It is greatly appreciated.
!!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 27, 2010, 07:24:26 pm
Hey Ken, glad the surgery went well. Please tell Josh I hope he heals quickly.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: vmmartin on December 27, 2010, 08:12:15 pm
Glad to hear it went well. Thanks for the update Ken.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: G3farms on December 27, 2010, 09:46:21 pm
so was he able to stay awake during the surgery as hardwood suggested? :-D

Glad to hear things went well.

Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: hardwood on December 27, 2010, 10:46:58 pm
Good to hear Ken...now the healing can begin. He's a strong young lad, he'll be up and around in no time! Until then he'll probably be a real pain in the azz :-D

Scott
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: VolunteerK9 on December 27, 2010, 10:55:15 pm
My thoughts are with him...just having shoulder surgery with no rods being driven in last week has nearly done me in. I feel for him.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Irwin on December 28, 2010, 08:07:00 am
Good news Ken. Josh give your mom and dad a break and have your girl friend come over and take care of you :-D
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: hardwood on December 28, 2010, 11:44:28 am
Good morning all! 22 degrees here when I woke up around 6 am. It's after 10 now and already up to 41.

Scott
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 31, 2010, 11:44:48 am
Howdy folks, we got a rainy one down here in the south today.

Hard to believe yet another year has gone by, they sure seem to fly by now a days.

Gonna chill and watch football and stay dry, sure I'll probably get cabin fever and then tomorrow I'll go to our cabin in the woods with my wife for a New Year's celebration.

Don't get all worked up now, our idea of celebrating is doing a chiminea and going to the movies!  :-D

What y'all have planned?

Happy New Year everyone!


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: hardwood on December 31, 2010, 12:06:20 pm
Every New Years Eve one of our neighbors hosts a "yule party" where any in the area drag their Christmas trees via four wheeler down the street for a bonfire. The onus of hosting the party passes on from year to year.

It's always a fun time. We let the fire die down to coals and then announce "This is the Jone's (or whomever's) tree" as we all cheer at the spectacle of the tree roaring into flames.

Never a D.U.I. as everyone is within walking (staggering) distance to home.

Scott
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: vmmartin on December 31, 2010, 05:31:01 pm
Sounds like fun Scott.  We are going to spend the evening with some great friends that business had pulled us away from.  They live in a subdivision type neighborhood where they people spend WAY too much money on fireworks.  We will all sit out on the driveway (in our short britches tonight) and enjoy the display without the expense.  Happy New Year.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on December 31, 2010, 06:56:32 pm
Sounds like you guys are in for a great evening!!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Irwin on December 31, 2010, 11:23:41 pm
I'm just going to lay by my dish and go to bed by 9pm.  :-D
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: annette on January 01, 2011, 01:31:41 am
I usually watch the ball drop in Times Square after watching Dick Clark, but I don't think he is around anymore, is he???
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on January 01, 2011, 10:34:09 am
Had to say my Happy New Year's before the ball dropped, got too sleepy. Hope every body had a safe New Year's, around here the skies were full of fireworks, could hear the bombs going off at midnite to signal the new year had come.

Its officially 2011 folks.

Annette, Dick Clark is still alive but has speech impairment due to a stroke is what Wiki says anyway.  ;)


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: annette on January 01, 2011, 03:38:32 pm
OK stayed up late and saw him. I watched a Michael Jackson 30th anniversary show that was unbelievable, then watched a Beyonce show that took place in Las Vegas. Got to bed way past 4:00am.

I will probably drag myself around all day now. But heck, its once a year.

Happy New Year 2011
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: annette on January 01, 2011, 03:38:55 pm
OK stayed up late and saw him. I watched a Michael Jackson 30th anniversary show that was unbelievable, then watched a Beyonce show that took place in Las Vegas. Got to bed way past 4:00am.

I will probably drag myself around all day now. But heck, its once a year.

Happy New Year 2011
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: VolunteerK9 on January 01, 2011, 04:32:36 pm
OK stayed up late and saw him. I watched a Michael Jackson 30th anniversary show that was unbelievable, then watched a Beyonce show that took place in Las Vegas. Got to bed way past 4:00am.

I will probably drag myself around all day now. But heck, its once a year.

Happy New Year 2011

Hmmm. a double posting? Could that also be evidence of how good a night you might of had?

 :cheer:
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on January 01, 2011, 04:37:14 pm
She just wanted to make sure you hear her.   :-D
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: annette on January 01, 2011, 07:15:49 pm
Oops! Why does that happen, I wonder??
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Jim 134 on January 15, 2011, 04:09:21 am
I usually watch the ball drop in Times Square after watching Dick Clark, but I don't think he is around anymore, is he???

He is sill living do not think your head  will hurt  :-P


   BEE HAPPY Jim 134 :)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: annette on January 15, 2011, 11:23:12 pm
I saw him and he didn't look that great, sad!!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Jim 134 on January 16, 2011, 12:10:31 pm
I saw him and he didn't look that great, sad!!

 Dick Clark "Ameica's Oldest Teeager" is 81 (Nov. 30,1929)

   BEE HAPPY Jim 134 :)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on February 09, 2011, 10:59:09 pm
I'd like to hear of your temps. We have a cold front coming through now, hopefully our last of winter. Our low should be in the early morning hours, somewhere around 36F.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on February 09, 2011, 11:04:29 pm
Right now 41.   Snow is coming in about 30 minutes.   In the morning below freezing.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on February 09, 2011, 11:08:01 pm
Scratch that last post.   Wife showed me that the snow was coming down.   Hopefully most will melt before the temp drops too much.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on February 10, 2011, 10:39:57 am
37F here now, supposed to get near freezing by tomorrow morning. The extended forecast if it proves to be true, by Monday, it should be in the mid 60's for quite a while for our highs with lows in the low 50's.

If that holds true, I will begin doing removals next week.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on February 10, 2011, 10:59:50 am
Sun is coming out right now.   Hopefully things will warm up.   Maybe we will get to see 60 on Sunday.  I am tired of the cold and the mud.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on February 27, 2011, 12:40:45 pm
It's going to be in the forties today. I put a five pound roast on the smoker this morning with a little hickory.
Should be some good eating later today. I can't wait. :)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on February 27, 2011, 01:21:17 pm
Sounds good Ken. Pork or beef?

I believe winter is officially over down here, its been warm for quite a while and our bees have begun to swarm.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on February 27, 2011, 01:32:06 pm
JP,beef bottom round. A nice chunk of fat on top to melt down through.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on March 05, 2011, 08:56:47 am
Been raining here, started mid day yesterday, parades being rescheduled left and right. Yep, its Mardi Gras in New Orleans folks!  My wife is just getting over being sick so we probably won't go to many parades.

Yesterday built more woodenware, today more of the same. Have to stay ahead of the bees ya know!  ;)


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: phil c on March 05, 2011, 09:34:18 am
Good morning everybody! Typical, its Sat. and I wake up at my usual just after 5 am and sit around reading the paper and drinking to much coffee.
Supposed to be in the low 40s here today, but spring is definatly on the way. I saw my first Redwing Blackgird of the year yesterday morning!
Hope eveyone has a good day!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: phil c on March 06, 2011, 08:05:59 am
Ahh Sunday morning, the day I am supposed to be able to sleep in. Wide awake at 3:00am. is gonna be a long day!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on March 06, 2011, 08:15:43 am
Up early talking to Jim 134 on ventrilo. It's supposed to rain all day. Better than a major snow though!!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: kathyp on March 06, 2011, 10:43:47 am
uggg 

2nd cup of coffee going down.  feeding critters and off to the gym.  :-(

then veg.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on March 06, 2011, 10:50:08 am
Well, all the rain we had these last few days has brought a little cold front down, 49F right now, with expected high of 62. Does feel nice, will savor it cause it won't last long.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Keith13 on March 06, 2011, 11:47:06 am
had a good storm with a lot of wind yesterday gonna go walk and make sure all my tops are still on my hives
cooler too nice day for a walk

Keith
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: annette on March 06, 2011, 01:32:42 pm
Was working on my taxes all week and finally done with them yesterday. Today have to catch up with all the laundry, ironing, and paying bills.

Hope to speak to my brother on IChat soon. If you all have an apple computer, this is a wonderful feature of the newest versions. Sort of like Skype, but in real time. I mean, just like sitting down together and having a chat.

Later on we will see a movie. Maybe the "adjustment bureau", which is getting a lot of hype. Anyone see this movie yet??

Have a very peaceful day.

Annette
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on March 06, 2011, 03:47:30 pm
I've been seeing the advertisements for the movie Annette but don't believe its come out down my way yet. Looks good.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: phil c on March 07, 2011, 02:07:29 pm
I just love being home sick, I think I got Nosema!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: hardwood on March 07, 2011, 07:37:34 pm
The last time I got nosema was after mexican food night at the Tombstone Veteran's club.

Scott
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: iddee on March 07, 2011, 09:39:39 pm
And those hot peppers only add to the misery. They're hotter coming out then going in.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on March 08, 2011, 10:34:54 am
Happy Mardi Gras folks!

Not good weather for the occasion, in fact pretty terrible, flash flood watches through Wednesday night!

Going to build more bee equipment under the carport.

Have a great day and let's try to get along. I see some topics of discussion on here (albeit very entertaining to say the least) heating up quite a bit.

We all have our methods and opinions, let's share them in a kindly fashion.

Have a great day!


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Keith13 on March 08, 2011, 10:46:15 am
Headed to work on Mardi Gras yes sacreligious but have to wrap up a quote. Looks like we are going to get some bad weather today

Keith
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on March 08, 2011, 10:10:13 pm
Funny picture from today.


...JP

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Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: kathyp on March 08, 2011, 10:14:19 pm
looks like you have displaced the pet.  you know that can be dangerous!   :evil:
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on March 08, 2011, 10:20:02 pm
If I would have given him a few more minutes he would have been tucked in amongst the frames snoozing. He would have picked an end in a few. Getting him around bees is another story altogether, he has been popped a few times and has learned he wants no part in them.

Besides he has a very thin coat and zero fat on his body. No cushion against  stings. Complete opposite of me.  :-D


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Keith13 on March 09, 2011, 08:47:24 am
Looks like bad weather for you guys JP we had ours last night stay dry

Keith
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on March 09, 2011, 09:09:47 am
Looks like it could be clearing by eleven but until then, very bad weather! They reported winds up to 80 mph by the Kenner Airport not too long ago. Prediction is seven inches of rain.

Actually seems to be letting up slightly at the moment, thank God!

One heck of a front coming through!


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: phil c on March 09, 2011, 09:33:58 am
another day at home sick. I hate bein stuck at home like this.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on March 09, 2011, 12:14:26 pm
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This is right down the street from my house, taken about 30 minutes ago. Even with my truck I had to go around this area to get back to my home after dropping my wife off at work.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: phil c on March 09, 2011, 12:38:58 pm
Looks like hurricane leftovers down there.  I should call my mom over in Pensacola see how she is.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on March 09, 2011, 07:56:59 pm
Gee JP,
no wildfires anytime soon. Is the water done rising or are you in any danger?
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: vmmartin on March 09, 2011, 08:59:25 pm
JP. Called our branch in Harvey this morning to have some equipment delivered and he told me that yall got hammered last night and this morning. Hope all is well.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: annette on March 09, 2011, 11:59:33 pm
OH my gosh JP, I hope everything is ok out there. What horrible weather all of a sudden.

The flooding is way to close for comfort I believe.

Take care
Annette
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on March 10, 2011, 12:38:19 am
We made out just fine folks, thanks for your concern. Rain stopped around eleven, sun came out and the waters receded.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: annette on March 10, 2011, 12:48:11 am
Good JP, glad its over. By the way, I just watched the thanksgiving bees removal. Guess I missed it somehow.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on March 10, 2011, 12:54:02 am
The Thanksgiving bees are doing great Annette! They overwintered in a medium nuc and I moved them into a full medium about a week ago. Very gentle colony and growing up a storm!


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Keith13 on March 10, 2011, 07:42:43 am
We made out just fine folks, thanks for your concern. Rain stopped around eleven, sun came out and the waters receded.


...JP

Amazing what those pumps can do, glad to hear it

Keith
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: jmblakeney on March 10, 2011, 07:52:44 am
Headed down the interstate on a 2 1/2 hour drive to fix some hospital bed.  Its pouring rain.  Ah this looks like its gonna be a good day.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Irwin on March 11, 2011, 08:25:27 am
Got up this morning to a TSUNAMI warning at 3:30 am waiting for an up date to see if we need to get the heck out of here. Every thing is by the door or in my pickup ready to go.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on March 11, 2011, 08:33:41 am
Good luck and stay safe Irwin!


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: phil c on March 11, 2011, 09:51:23 am
Irwin I hope you and your Family are safe. Prayers to those who have been and will ba affected eveywhere!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Irwin on March 11, 2011, 10:00:06 am
It's supposed to hit around 7 am every thing is ready to go gun ammo food water beer and grandkid's still watching the news and listening to the police scanner for updates.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Keith13 on March 11, 2011, 10:43:22 am
It's supposed to hit around 7 am every thing is ready to go gun ammo food water beer and grandkid's still watching the news and listening to the police scanner for updates.

Sounds like our hurricane parties. I hope everything is ok Irwin

Keith
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: kathyp on March 11, 2011, 10:44:08 am
let us know, Irwin.  seems like the farther north, the less they think it will be.

got a call early from no. 1 son because no. 2 son is stationed in Japan.  turns out he was in Hawaii and just about to head back to japan, so he's safe.  stuff you can replace.  people are more important!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: hardwood on March 11, 2011, 10:53:22 am
Head for the hills Irwin...stay safe Buddy!

Kathy, sounds like your son dodged this one. God bless!

Scott
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Irwin on March 11, 2011, 11:18:29 am
on a hill and got the net weak but still got it. no water yet.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Irwin on March 11, 2011, 07:13:27 pm
My little town did great no water tenmile creek rose a bit that was all.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: phil c on March 12, 2011, 08:35:10 am
Glad you and everyone out there is OK!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Keith13 on March 12, 2011, 09:38:45 am
Going to go try to catch some crawfish in the atchafalaya today

Keith
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: hardwood on March 12, 2011, 09:46:21 am
Good luck Keith! I used to live right on that river in Berwick....ahh the memories!

Scott
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: phil c on March 12, 2011, 10:27:52 am
Going to go try to catch some crawfish in the atchafalaya today

Keith
MMMMMM bugs!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Irwin on March 14, 2011, 11:51:13 am
Going to go try to catch some crawfish in the atchafalaya today

Keith
Well did you get any.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Keith13 on March 14, 2011, 04:31:46 pm
Yeah we did ok about 35 lbs perfect for a small boil. Snakes were all over the place spent more time watching the kids around the snakes than actually checking traps but we did all right the weather was great we had a good time plus didn't have to pay 3 bucks a pound for bugs always a plus

Keith
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on March 14, 2011, 08:39:09 pm
They have any size to 'em Keith?


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Keith13 on March 14, 2011, 08:55:35 pm
They have any size to 'em Keith?


...JP

Medium at best. Most were on the small size but those are the ones that soak up all the seasoning!!

Keith
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Irwin on March 16, 2011, 12:04:18 am
They have any size to 'em Keith?


...JP

Medium at best. Most were on the small size but those are the ones that soak up all the seasoning!!

Keith
Any pic's glad you got some.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Keith13 on March 16, 2011, 10:16:04 am
No I didnt bring my camera.  Going again this Friday I will try to get some shots.

Keith
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Keith13 on March 16, 2011, 09:45:26 pm
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Irwin,

The finished bug

Keith
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Irwin on March 17, 2011, 12:40:30 pm
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Irwin,

The finished bug

Keith
darn I'm hungry now. Thank's for the pic.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Keith13 on March 17, 2011, 09:00:41 pm
its payback for those crab pics awhile back

Keith
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: phil c on March 17, 2011, 10:52:58 pm
Thats got me droolin!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on March 18, 2011, 01:16:20 am
Keith, I don't see any corn, no sausage, no garlic nor onions! Dude!


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Keith13 on March 19, 2011, 10:09:34 am
it was there brother in law boils it in a sack it just wasn't dumped yet.

We went to  new spot yesterday all day caught about 20 perfect for a cocktail lol

Keith
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on March 19, 2011, 10:32:46 am
Yeah, I told Schawee y'all didn't have any onions, he said, man they left out the best part!  :-D

You bringing your wife to Bud3s?


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Keith13 on March 19, 2011, 10:41:18 am
no she won't make the trip she's not to crazy about this whole bee thing

Keith
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on March 19, 2011, 10:43:08 am
There are plenty other fish in the sea Keith.  :-D


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Irwin on March 19, 2011, 01:13:06 pm
There are plenty other fish in the sea Keith.  :-D


...JP
:evil: :-D
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on May 03, 2011, 11:14:58 am
Cold front come through this morning, might have to put a sweater on, its around 70.  :-D


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Keith13 on May 03, 2011, 12:12:21 pm
its cold up north here 54 right now. We had record high yesterday of 90 and will have a record low tonight of 44 maybe :roll:
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on May 04, 2011, 01:20:51 am
Supposed to get down to 51 here tonight! Now that is plum crazy!


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: annette on May 05, 2011, 12:26:41 am
We are going up to 91 tomorrow.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: kathyp on May 14, 2011, 10:14:14 pm
cold in tennessee sweatshirts and jeans cold wind and thunder storms
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on May 14, 2011, 10:28:47 pm
Kathy, appreciate what you're doing for those folks there. Our weather got slightly cooler last night also, even got a little rain. Our fingers are crossed with this flooding of the spill ways but we should be OK, meaning my wife and I. They're predicting over twelve thousand homes will be flooded as a result of this last opening of the Morganza spill way.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Keith13 on May 15, 2011, 08:53:28 am
saw the opening yesterday it was pretty cool to witness

Keith
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on May 15, 2011, 12:50:21 pm
They're saying the flood gates could stay open into June! Lots of people will have to start over from scratch. It's gonna be a rough ride.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: REDBEE on May 15, 2011, 02:52:22 pm
Hey JP got a empty house in Texas if you have to run .Bruce
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on May 15, 2011, 06:12:40 pm
Man, I appreciate the hospitality but think we'll be fine. You have any of those pies left?  :-D


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: REDBEE on May 15, 2011, 07:09:07 pm
up in yankie land they havea plant called rubarb,looks like red celrey but makes but makes a pretty good pie,gives you somewhere to put your ice cream  :roll:
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Shanevrr on May 15, 2011, 09:52:41 pm
reminded me of something........honey in coffee is Delicious.  no more sugar :-D
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: hardwood on May 15, 2011, 09:56:03 pm
I love that stuff Bruce...only I eat it raw with salt :-D Can't grow it here though so it's a rare treat.

Scott
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on May 15, 2011, 11:07:50 pm
Ain't never had rhubarb pie, what's it like?


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Mshel on May 16, 2011, 08:23:40 am
Coffee??? I could use a whole pot of coffee right now. lol. Today work on a program scheduled for the end of the week. Ill have to get some caffeine from somewhere 1st. lol
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: annette on May 16, 2011, 06:36:53 pm
Ain't never had rhubarb pie, what's it like?


...JP

I love rhubarb pie, but you have to use a lot of sugar when you make it because rhubard is very tart.

The stalks look like red celery, but when you cook it, it melts into a sticky goo that is very tart. Makes a wonderful pie or we used to eat it as a dessert by itself.  Not sure how to explain to you what it taste like.

Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on May 16, 2011, 06:52:17 pm
Rhubard is pretty high on the bitter scale (high in oxalic acid you know),but when mixed with a sweetener as Annette said,and maybe some strawberries too,it imparts it's own flavor. Not really describable,other than to say it tastes like rhubarb.But it is a great enhancement and complimentary flavor to many sweets.
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Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on May 17, 2011, 12:24:45 am
Kinda strange that folks would use something so bitter as a sweet.  :idunno:


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: annette on May 17, 2011, 07:26:21 pm
Kinda strange that folks would use something so bitter as a sweet.  :idunno:


...JP

You have to have the experience :-D
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on May 18, 2011, 12:51:45 pm
Kinda like Vegemite Annette???  :-D


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: kathyp on May 18, 2011, 01:10:28 pm
i hate that stuff.  i have an ancient plant that grows out back.  everything else may die, but not the rhubarb!  yuk.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: phil c on May 18, 2011, 08:52:21 pm
I love rhubarb pie! or justabout anything else with rhubarb, Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler anyone?
Sometimes I just wander out in the yard and grab a stalk to gnaw on.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: annette on May 18, 2011, 09:17:17 pm
 :roll:
Kinda like Vegemite Annette??? 


...JP
:-P :-P No not like vegemite :roll:
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: schawee on May 18, 2011, 11:00:59 pm
jp, like you really need to eat another pie :-D       ...schawee
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on May 19, 2011, 12:08:56 am
jp, like you really need to eat another pie :-D       ...schawee
:-D :-D
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on May 20, 2011, 02:13:53 am
Hey Schawee, I'm not the one who left Bud's with six (count them) six friggin' pies!  :-D


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Geoff on May 20, 2011, 06:30:22 am
     And they were not small pies JP. As Paul Hogan would say " You call that a pie, this is a pie". When Bud picked up the pies at the bakery I was expecting to see sort of like tarts, but Schawee has been enjoying big PIES.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on May 20, 2011, 08:27:32 am
And ya know he's been gaining back some of that weight he lost Geoff. Has to with six pies! Probably fell asleep on the couch with one in his clutches.  :-D


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: REDBEE on May 21, 2011, 01:36:06 pm
Thats OK  JP when I left Buds I had 8 of them big woppers,and I could say I gave some away but then I would be lieing. :-D  .Nice and green and very wet here in South Dakota.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on May 22, 2011, 03:43:04 pm
Bruce, if you get a chance how about some pics of your set up over there?

Thanx!


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Keith13 on May 23, 2011, 08:02:15 am
Hot day today 93 94

Keith
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on May 23, 2011, 09:27:47 am
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Its starting again folks!  :-D


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on May 23, 2011, 08:57:57 pm
That don't look like a large size.   
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: schawee on May 24, 2011, 01:37:25 am
allen, thart's the x large just like burger delight.this place has a xxlarge one.my next trip to my camp i will have to sample it :-D
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on May 24, 2011, 08:13:11 pm
You da man.      ;)   
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on June 04, 2011, 08:31:07 am
Biscuits are in the oven. Country cured ham on the stove. Me and Will (my 4 year old) watching old westerns on the TV (The Rifleman, his choice, I like Gunsmoke). Getting ready to work on Brad's (my brother) tractor and play farming (Will's choice). Wife is in California.  We are truly blessed.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on June 04, 2011, 12:05:06 pm
Liz and I are going to a reptile show in West Wego, Louisiana, maybe coming back with some new critters!

Life has been very hectic/busy! My house is being raised, I will show pictures in a thread about that another time.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: annette on June 04, 2011, 12:20:41 pm
I was wondering how you were both doing with that house raising and all. Bet it has been quite a trip. I would be very stressed if I was being displaced.

Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: kathyp on June 04, 2011, 12:25:59 pm
i have not heard the term  "house raising" in years.  :-D  now it's "under construction".  ah, for the good old days when you didn't have to get 20 kinds of permits and have 20 different kinds of sub contractors.....
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: REDBEE on June 04, 2011, 08:13:06 pm
 unloaded a semi load of bees this morning ,still have 3 to go,Going to Sioux Falls SD airport in the am to pickup Hardwood,''Scott'', I talked him into coming to work in South Dakota for a while,looks like it could be big crop 8-)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on June 04, 2011, 08:18:28 pm
So Hardwood gonna be one of those commercial beeks now?  :-D


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: hardwood on June 04, 2011, 11:11:47 pm
Can't wait to get on up there! Leaving early tomorrow and ready to jump right in!

Scott
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on June 05, 2011, 12:36:08 am
 Video some of it up there for us Scott if you don't mind.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: schawee on June 05, 2011, 01:45:46 am
did you pack some pies  scott  :-D
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: joebrown on June 05, 2011, 05:20:28 am
Sitting at the hospital waiting on 7 am to roll around so I can leave work! My grandpaw talked his neighbor into giving me his hive of bees and equipment for a quart of honey! Pretty good deal if you ask me. Going to pick them up and bring them home tonight!!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Wits End on June 05, 2011, 08:02:43 am
Good morning! 5 oclock is 5 oclock no matter what the day of the week is. Coffee tastes the same... necessary!
   I got the roll of #8 hardware cloth I ordered yesterday so I'm going to start on the trap out cone for my first trap out today. Its going on a house on my mail route that has bees in an exterior wall. I told the lady I would do a cutout when I had time but doesn't look like time is on my side. The house is due to be bulldozed by MDOT for 4 lane construction but not for another year or so. I asked her if she had the patience for 6 to 8 weeks or so to do it and she said "they're your bees do what you want to". So I stopped this week and took a video of the entrance area to have a reference for what I might need to set up. I'll be getting all that together today so I can get over there as soon as I have a day off.
   The wife and kids are at her family reunion over in Louisiana so I'm skipping out on church today but I'll be speaking to my redeemer soon on my morning walk around the beeyard and blueberry field. Sounds like my 3 Jack Russell's have something cornered outside. Hope it's not another copper head. I better go check. Ya'll have a good day.
Jeff
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on June 05, 2011, 09:45:29 am
Ahh, Copperheads, such beautiful snakes!

Picked up six scorpions and a gigantic blue tongue skink at the show yesterday. My wife became the hit of the show walking around with the skink, you would have thought she was part of the exhibit as everyone and I mean everyone came up to her ogling and wanting to pet the magnificent beast!

The scorpions are Emperor scorpions and are pretty docile, they just like to walk around on you while spreading their pinchers. They eat crickets and superworms. Their sting is reminiscent of a bee's sting so the guy said. I said no problem I get stung all the time by them.

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...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: schawee on June 06, 2011, 12:38:14 am
just finished watching man vs food and had one of the largest shakes i ever seen.1 1/2 gallon shake.i started getting flashbacks from my shake days :evil: then he ate a 1lb sandwich on top of that.       ...schawee
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: annette on June 06, 2011, 12:41:27 am
just finished watching man vs food and had one of the largest shakes i ever seen.1 1/2 gallon shake.i started getting flashbacks from my shake days :evil: then he ate a 1lb sandwich on top of that.       ...schawee

Who you are you talking about?? :-D :-D
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on June 06, 2011, 04:56:22 pm
just finished watching man vs food

So who won?
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: schawee on June 08, 2011, 12:24:21 am
man
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on June 09, 2011, 06:01:40 pm
Just got home to do paper work and payroll and back everything up tonight to ride 4 wheelers and camp this weekend.  And during all this I have to go pick up my wife at the airport, back from taking silver at the Jiu Jitsu Worlds in LA.  She comes home as me and the 4 year old leave.   :evil:
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on July 13, 2011, 09:53:59 am
Still around folks.  :-D

Y'all probably know by now, perhaps not, I was in a bad car wreck on June 26, 2011. A lady ran a red light and totaled my wife's car, I'm just happy I had no passenger.

Been out of commission for the most part but am improving! Lower back issues have prevented me from doing much work but I am starting to get back into the swing of things a little at a time. Still have to be careful and not sure when I'll be at 100% again but let's just say i'm getting there, just need to be careful and heal some more.

Schawee and Emil have been a big help to me and have been helping out with some of my bee calls. Emil doesn't film much, he may be putting some footage on facebook, not sure because I don't do facebook. Schawee on the other hand loves making his videos as you can tell!

Have a doctor appointment today for an evaluation of my condition and I am hopeful within the next few weeks to be bringing you more of my videos.

See you soon!


...JP

Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Irwin on July 13, 2011, 01:56:35 pm
Glad to hear your healing up buddy.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Irwin on July 13, 2011, 02:01:58 pm
Still around folks.  :-D

Y'all probably know by now, perhaps not, I was in a bad car wreck on June 26, 2011. A lady ran a red light and totaled my wife's car, I'm just happy I had no passenger.

Been out of commission for the most part but am improving! Lower back issues have prevented me from doing much work but I am starting to get back into the swing of things a little at a time. Still have to be careful and not sure when I'll be at 100% again but let's just say i'm getting there, just need to be careful and heal some more.

Schawee and Emil have been a big help to me and have been helping out with some of my bee calls. Emil doesn't film much, he may be putting some footage on facebook, not sure because I don't do facebook. Schawee on the other hand loves making his videos as you can tell!

Have a doctor appointment today for an evaluation of my condition and I am hopeful within the next few weeks to be bringing you more of my videos.

See you soon!


...JP


What's Emil last name so I can look him up on facebook.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on July 13, 2011, 04:01:16 pm
Emil's last name is Albrecht.

Went to Dr. he's thinking herniated disc but I don't know if I'm buying that at this point. I was thinking more muscle/tendons\nerves.  He has ordered physical therapy and a visit in three weeks.

If symptoms still persist MRI.

That's the skinny.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Irwin on July 13, 2011, 04:36:33 pm
Emil's last name is Albrecht.

Went to Dr. he's thinking herniated disc but I don't know if I'm buying that at this point. I was thinking more muscle/tendons\nerves.  He has ordered physical therapy and a visit in three weeks.

If symptoms still persist MRI.

That's the skinny.


...JP
Thank you JP hope you heal soon. Listen to the doc and take it easy for as long as you can because it might sneak back and bite you in about 15 years. I know it did me.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Jim 134 on July 13, 2011, 05:51:55 pm
Emil's last name is Albrecht.

Went to Dr. he's thinking herniated disc but I don't know if I'm buying that at this point. I was thinking more muscle/tendons\nerves.  He has ordered physical therapy and a visit in three weeks.

If symptoms still persist MRI.

That's the skinny.


...JP
Hope physical therapy help you.


   BEE HAPPY Jim 134 :)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: annette on July 13, 2011, 06:52:11 pm
So glad you posted here how you are doing as I was thinking about you. Should have called, my bad!!

Anyway, I am happy to hear that you are improving slowly a bit at a time. What are you doing all day long??

Miss your videos JP and I could tell things were difficult for you.

Keep us posted on results of the PT and if any further testing is done (MRI). MRi's are very good for troubles like you have. At least you know what is going on.

Take care
Annette
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: iddee on July 13, 2011, 07:54:03 pm
Just be sure you get back in shape by Nov. You've got to get that deer this year.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on July 13, 2011, 10:18:52 pm
JP, just take it easy and let things heal up.  Some things take some time.  Hopefully nothing is too serious. 
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on July 13, 2011, 10:44:58 pm
Thanks guys!


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: BlueBee on July 13, 2011, 11:01:43 pm
JP, I’m so sad to hear of your wreak. 

The bees are going to miss one of the best bee men around.  But take it easy for a while and let the back heal up before crawling around with those bees again!  Best wishes for a quick recovery. 
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: vmmartin on July 13, 2011, 11:49:28 pm
So sorry to hear that friend.  Glad it was not worse.  Looking forward to seeing some vids when you back up to speed.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: joebrown on July 15, 2011, 07:12:51 pm
If all else fails I am sure Schawee will not mind performing a little Api-Thearpy on you!   :evil: :-D
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on July 19, 2011, 11:08:47 am
If all else fails I am sure Schawee will not mind performing a little Api-Thearpy on you!   :evil: :-D

I don't know about Schawee performing apitherapy on me, he just might put an entire hive on me!  :-D


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: D Semple on July 19, 2011, 11:42:32 am
Glad to hear your healing up slowely but surely JP.

schawee looks like a coon dog thats missplaced his bone without ya.  :'(

That frogging video of you two was cool.

Get better soon

Don
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: schawee on July 20, 2011, 01:05:24 am
don't you think i owe you a box of bees on your back . remembe all those bees you droped on me.payback can be hell :evil:      ......schawee
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: ziffabeek on July 20, 2011, 12:53:10 pm
JP!  I just read this!  So sorry to hear about this.  I'm sending happy, healing and loving energy your way!  Be sure not to over do it and give it time.

I sure hope you are back on your feet and feeling good soon.

Much love,
ziffa
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on July 20, 2011, 01:02:08 pm
Thanks ziffa, appreciate it gal, you doing ok?

Schawee, I got some special honey for you in my truck tool box, want some?  :-D :evil: :-D

...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Geoff on July 20, 2011, 11:31:14 pm
Get well soon JP. You will always have Schawee to find the queens for you. Just love the banter between you two whether live or just in the forum.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on July 21, 2011, 07:11:45 am
Get healed up JP.I know it seems like forever,but you will get er done.
 Off to another hot day in the shop.And Josh is off to another hot humid day detasselling seed corn at a local farm. At least I got  some shade!! :)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on July 28, 2011, 12:34:24 am
Was hoping to do a removal with Schawee today. It was a job I priced a few days before my accident, which was a month ago today. Dang back just didn't want to cooperate so Schawee put in quite a long day and a few hours past dark and got the job done. Customer was very satisfied and appreciative! Just wish I could have stayed to do more.

Back situation has been getting old folks, the waiting has been killing me! Got the ball rolling though and having an MRI done tomorrow evening so we can figure out what's wrong and how to treat it so I can get back to work!

Got a breath of fresh air though today when Miss Annette called to see how I was doing. She is such an upbeat and wonderful person, very good at cheering you up! Thanks Annette!

So wish me luck folks!

I'm so hoping to get this figured out!  :deadhorse:


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Geoff on July 28, 2011, 05:34:20 am
   Hope your keeping an eye on Schawee to make sure he finds the queens JP.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Riggs on July 28, 2011, 09:03:26 am
Good Luck JP, back problems are tough to get over, hope you're back at it soon.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on July 28, 2011, 09:52:45 am
   Hope your keeping an eye on Schawee to make sure he finds the queens JP.

He will have a video up in a few. Unfortunate we didn't have the camera rolling when I was there. Talk about bickering!  :-D

Schawee found the queen on this one he said on the third brood comb section he pulled out. Have to say he has become very proficient at finding queens, of course he lives to find them, needs to find them, one of his obsessions.  :-D  Used to be vanilla shakes! Now I'm told he has a new one, skittles!  :-D


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on July 28, 2011, 06:41:38 pm
Just Skittles? Or Skittles shakes?   :?
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: annette on July 28, 2011, 08:24:15 pm
Glad about the MRI being arranged so fast. Keep us/me posted about the results.

Annette
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on July 29, 2011, 10:46:32 am
That MRI machine is something else, noisy! Good thing I'm not claustrophobic! Yesterday my back was feeling a good bit better, before the MRI, but the test put quite a bit of strain on it, go figure! Glad its over and we are headed in the right direction!

Thanks again Annette for your call!


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: VolunteerK9 on July 29, 2011, 11:48:12 am
Along with two previously operated on shoulders (had the right shoulder operated on two weeks ago) Ive also got the back issues. My L1-L4 discs are totally blown out. Never opted for back surgery-when you talk to people about them, they either have miracle cure stories or horror stories. Never a middle of the road one. My best advice to you JP is to go to a book store and buy a book on Yoga. There are several good stretches that works wonders on mine. Finding your Zen is optional :)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: annette on July 30, 2011, 01:01:04 am
Ok this is good news about getting that MRI over with. Keep us/me posted about the results.

I like that idea about the yoga, but first he has to figure out what is going on.

Annette
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: BlueBee on July 30, 2011, 02:18:02 am
JP, I had my head examined once with a MRI machine.  They didn’t find anything wrong me.  Take that you conservatives out there :)

I hear you about claustrophobia!  I’m not either, but I just about become one after that experience.   

I have a neighbor whose back got so bad she couldn’t even sit for more than 5 minutes.  I don’t know her exact diagnosis, but she did two things and one of them seemed to pretty much cure her.  She started a walking routine; evidently that strengthens/balances back muscles.  She also went to a chiropractor and he put her on a very expensive machine that expanded her back (or something?).  Between those two things, she’s back to normal.   

I hope your MRI results come back negative and it’s just muscle or tendon strains.  Best wishes.   
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: iddee on July 30, 2011, 08:48:40 am
Bluebee says:  ""They didn’t find anything wrong me.""

But did they find anything? If nothing was found, then nothing was wrong. Right?   :evil:  :-D :-D

Hang in there, JP. Deer season is just around the corner.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: VolunteerK9 on July 30, 2011, 12:31:38 pm

Hang in there, JP. Deer season is just around the corner.

By the way, did you ever get that barn roof fixed?
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: iddee on July 30, 2011, 09:02:27 pm
Like new, waiting on JP. :D
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on July 30, 2011, 09:42:48 pm
Ok, gonna try yogurt. Is that regular, like plain or with the fruit on the bottom?


...JP  ;)

Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: annette on August 01, 2011, 06:43:15 pm
Ok, gonna try yogurt. Is that regular, like plain or with the fruit on the bottom?


...JP  ;)



So Silly :-D
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: schawee on August 03, 2011, 01:10:54 am
i have some great videos to post but im having computer  troubles.i was looking forward in doing this cutout with my buddy but he had to leave.it was a tough job but i got it gone.it was nice to bicker with my buddy again :-D. skiddle shake sounds good ,will have to try one.    .......schawee
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on August 03, 2011, 02:05:46 am
Here's a pic I took of the cut out Schawee (http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/782/img1705m.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/508/img1705m.jpg/)

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We dropped the porch ceiling and this is that view above. No band board at the wall, comb extended into the building another four feet or so is what Schawee told me, wasn't there to see it, but you will see in the video he had to go into the interior floor as well to remove the rest of the comb.

To do so, the carpet had to be pulled back and three (3) layers of flooring were cut to get to the bees!

Great job Schawee! Look forward to tomorrow, we will be working together as long as I can hold out.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on August 03, 2011, 12:58:05 pm
Looks like a whole lot of comb there.    Hopefully soon we can have both of you on video again.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on August 04, 2011, 01:11:40 am
May be sooner than you think Allen, hint, hint.  :-D


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Irwin on August 04, 2011, 01:41:49 pm
May be sooner than you think Allen, hint, hint.  :-D


...JP
On my way to youtube :-D
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Irwin on August 04, 2011, 02:12:05 pm
May be sooner than you think Allen, hint, hint.  :-D


...JP
On my way to youtube :-D
Nothing posted on youtube yet. :(
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on August 04, 2011, 09:58:08 pm
Hang in there Irwin, coming soon.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on August 04, 2011, 10:34:25 pm
Dude, you're killing us..................
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: schawee on August 04, 2011, 11:18:19 pm
here u go allen :-D   Carly Simon - Anticipation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NwP3wes4M8#)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: BlueBee on August 04, 2011, 11:28:15 pm
I saw Carly live at Pine Knob years ago :)  Nice concert.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on August 05, 2011, 12:34:28 am
Here's a few pics Irwin. It will be a day or so before I can make a video.


...JP

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Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on August 05, 2011, 12:37:15 am
BTW, I got my results back. Two herniated discs!  :-P :-P :-P

First thing I need to do is lose some weight, gonna be tough since I love to eat! But has to be done.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: VolunteerK9 on August 05, 2011, 12:25:45 pm
Im telling ya Jp, buy yourself a yoga book and start stretching those things out and dont even think of surgery on em.

BTW...ever heard of Richard Marcinko? You look almost just like him in the above pic
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on August 05, 2011, 01:02:35 pm
Sorry to hear about the herniated discs.   Geez, I don't know which is worse, the surgery or trying to loosing weight.   Both are about even in hardness to go through.   
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on August 05, 2011, 04:59:39 pm
Surgery will only be considered if I absolutely need it.

OK, Schawee and emil are working for me today removing hives at two different locations. I caught a swarm about 4lbs today at a plant. Taking a lunch break right now, will go back to Schawee in a few. Going to go pick up the swarm after dark.


...JP

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Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: schawee on August 06, 2011, 02:07:15 am
still waiting on jp :pop:
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on August 06, 2011, 08:47:24 am
I don't know which is worse, waiting on JP or my 5 year old worrying me to death about riding the 4 wheeler today (and yesterday, and the day before that).   I guess I will have to load up soon and head out to the Coosa Annex.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on August 06, 2011, 11:59:43 am
Schawee, you ain't helping trying to rush me either.  :-D

Yesterday was a long day, got home and my legs felt like they were in concrete. Took Ibuprofen and a muscle relaxer, took a long time to kick in. Hard to make a video when you in pain but I will try soon.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on August 07, 2011, 05:17:38 pm
Video uploading to youtube now. Schawee, your turn now buddy!  :evil:  :-D


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on August 07, 2011, 06:30:51 pm
 :)  Thanks JP.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: D Semple on August 08, 2011, 12:42:59 pm
BTW, I got my results back. Two herniated discs!  :-P :-P :-P

First thing I need to do is lose some weight, gonna be tough since I love to eat! But has to be done.


...JP

A skinny JP  :'( , next you'll be telling us your going to shave!

OUch on a couple of fronts, better take it real easy and let yourself heal up completely, bad backs become a cronic problem real fast.

Get better friend

Don
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on August 08, 2011, 02:09:38 pm
Shave?

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 :-D

Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on August 08, 2011, 02:42:53 pm
Haven't seen that guy in a long time (except when I shaved it about 2-3 Decembers ago) & that was scary!  :-D

Yeah Don I hear you!  :-P  :evil:  ;)


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: vmmartin on August 08, 2011, 08:45:00 pm
Keep the beard.  Even with the grey, it makes you look younger.  Only a true friend would tell you that. :-D
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on August 08, 2011, 11:06:11 pm
Keep the beard.  Even with the grey, it makes you look younger.  Only a true friend would tell you that. :-D

:lau:


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: schawee on August 09, 2011, 12:07:54 am
oh  jp u been downgraded from an ultimate friend to a true friend , :shock: wow
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on August 09, 2011, 01:21:02 am
oh  jp u been downgraded from an ultimate friend to a true friend , :shock: wow

Hey you saw that too huh!  :idunno:


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: vmmartin on August 09, 2011, 09:13:26 am
Hang on now.  I was referring to myself as the "true" friend.  I would not want to be so presumptuous as to claim "ultimate" friend status.  That is an honor that must be given from one to another, not taken like some piece of dime store candy.  I was merely stating that I am JP's true friend unless he tells me otherwise. I guess that bickering does cross the Sabine from time to time.  Just trying to defend myself from way over here.  Hope all is well with y'all.  Take care and tell Bee Love congrats on the new drone.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on August 09, 2011, 11:00:07 am
Hang on now.  I was referring to myself as the "true" friend.  I would not want to be so presumptuous as to claim "ultimate" friend status.  That is an honor that must be given from one to another, not taken like some piece of dime store candy.  I was merely stating that I am JP's true friend unless he tells me otherwise. I guess that bickering does cross the Sabine from time to time.  Just trying to defend myself from way over here.  Hope all is well with y'all.  Take care and tell Bee Love congrats on the new drone.

You became "Ultimate friend" when you gave me the honey at Bud3.  :-D

I don't downgrade as easily as Schawee does & I don't have all those dang friendship levels he has. You either my friend or you're not. Giving me good honey is a good way to earn my friendship!  ;)

Schawee's friendship scale changes with his moods which is often!  :-P  :evil:  :-D One minute you're ultimate, next your true, if you push his buttons wrong he'll deny he even knows you!  :-D


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Jim 134 on August 14, 2011, 08:47:49 am
Schawee's friendship scale changes with his moods which is often!  :-P  :evil:  :-D One minute you're ultimate, next your true, if you push his buttons wrong he'll deny he even knows you!  :-D


...JP


   :lau: :lau: :lau:




   BEE HAPPY Jim 134 :)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: iddee on September 09, 2011, 08:31:05 pm
JP, how's the venison supply holding out? Bow and crossbow season comes in tomorrow. Better start making plans to get up here.

Besides, I can't wait to see Liz again.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on September 10, 2011, 01:36:04 am
Wally, still have several packs left. Really appreciate the invitation again. Will give you a call soon.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: iddee on September 10, 2011, 01:58:54 pm
Better hurry while they last.
Got this one this morning.



(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j226/Iddee/IMGP0378.jpg)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on September 11, 2011, 09:07:59 pm
Sweet.   Most all shot around here this weekend were all does.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on October 16, 2011, 09:59:47 am
I would like to encourage everyone to visit the coffee room more often, to say hello and keep everyone abreast of what you've been up to. Just stop on in any time. Also check out Beekeeping Forums, where Iddee is a moderator. Some of our members here are members there as well.

We are about to get some cooler weather, in fact our coolest of the year come this week. I wish it would stay just like it is for the next several weeks as I still have more hives to remove but the cooler weather will be welcomed by many.

Hope all is well with all of you.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: kathyp on October 16, 2011, 10:51:43 am
cooler to you is our high for the year!!  enjoy.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on October 16, 2011, 12:19:51 pm
Yep, Kathy, we don't get that cold down here in the south, at least not for long.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: VolunteerK9 on October 17, 2011, 09:29:25 am
cooler to you is our high for the year!!  enjoy.

Yeah it hit the high 40's a night or so ago-now, what did I do with my jacket?
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: REDBEE on October 17, 2011, 05:10:02 pm
In the 20s here in SD at night ,good bee moving weather got lots to move in the next couple of weeks first have to clean up the extracting room ,spun the last frame today
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: iddee on October 17, 2011, 09:45:48 pm
OK, Redbee, what was the final total?
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on October 17, 2011, 11:46:16 pm
Finally did it. Joined facebook tonight.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Irwin on October 18, 2011, 12:12:42 pm
What's your name on facebook Jp.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on October 19, 2011, 11:24:55 am
What's your name on facebook Jp.


Jeff Armstrong


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on October 30, 2011, 08:05:31 am
Well,
Buzzbee jr and I had planned on going to Hagerstown Md for Octoberfest. Not a drinking party but a fun filled weekend at the dirt track. They were to have small and big block modifides ,late models and Sprint cars.It is a fun filled two day event,but unfortunately mother nature laid out other plans with snow in the Northeast.However,they did not cancel,but postponed for two weeks. The game is still on!!
Today is Mabuzzbees birthday,so instead of getting a break from the two of us,she has to tolerate us once again. She will still be going out to lunch alone with her Mom,which she enjoys very much. This will give me time to wrap her gift. It's a small package,but when it comes to wrapping,I'm kinda like Charlie Brown and the kite eating  tree if you know what I mean,LOL. :-D

Happy Birthday Jen!!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on October 30, 2011, 08:31:25 pm
Hope you had a great day Jen, Happy Birthday!


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on November 12, 2011, 05:32:11 am
Buzzbee Junior and I are heading out the door to go to the Hagerstown Speedway in Mayland for a great weekend of dirt track action.It  looks to be setting up nice weather wise.It's going to be fun.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on November 12, 2011, 12:02:09 pm
I'm hoping y'all take some video footage of the races Ken. Would love to see that.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: VolunteerK9 on November 12, 2011, 05:13:42 pm
Nothing but Football and a few cold ones for me today. Gamecocks already won over the Gators-the rest of the games are just icing on the cake!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on November 13, 2011, 10:20:03 pm
I just have some short takes of videos and some photos. I'll have to go through it some.But it was a blast although the car count was down this year.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: oblib on November 14, 2011, 09:30:52 am
Nursing the coffee this morning as I need to be out working on the new pole barn but it is windy and rainy and I trying to talk myself into putting it off until another day lol.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JackM on November 14, 2011, 09:33:33 am
I agree, tomorrow will be nicer and warmer.....You have my permission to take today off
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 14, 2011, 10:41:21 am
Everyone enjoying the holiday season thus far? I sure enjoy workin' bees catchin' swarms and doing cut outs but its nice to catch a break now and again. Been out in the woods with friends doing a little hunting here and there. Doing a little socializing with family and friends, watching some good football.

Looking forward to the big rematch between our tigers and bama, should be another good one! Our Saints have been coming along quite well as well even though they love to have you at the edge of your seat. They definitely love to tax your ticker!

Hard to believe Christmas is almost here and another year is just about done. How the time flies!

Bud4 in 3 and 1/2 months! Can you believe that? Wow!

Anyway, you guys and gals have a great holiday season and Merry christmas and Happy New Year to all of you!

Hope to see you at Bud4!


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: LoriMNnice on January 05, 2012, 03:47:17 pm
Just discovered this thread, I detest coffee so I crack open a dew every morning.

Today I am planning my blanket/quilt making. I am making blanket/quilts to donate too two Childrens hospitals. So I am making a plan of attack so I can get the most fabric for the $ and begging for $ on my facebook so I can buy even more fabric then what my budget allows. My goal is 30 blankets

here are pics of 2 quilts I just made for my 2 youngest kids. For the hospitals they won't be so fancy because of cost but will still be cuddly, soft and made by me :)

(http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p253/lori5735/frontquilt.jpg)
(http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p253/lori5735/dogquiltfront.jpg)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on January 05, 2012, 07:51:09 pm
Cool.    Very cool.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: LoriMNnice on January 22, 2012, 11:38:01 am
Good morning!! So cold out here in MN brrrr!!! I finished another quilt so I am happy about that this one was challenging because of the colors purple and black my sisters, sister in law asked me to make it for her daughter who is in college and wanted the quilt to be in her school colors.

My daughter is 39 weeks pregnant so I am expecting a call anyday anytime, that it is time so every time the phone rings I get all excited LOL.

I had some young chickens in the coop and their feet got frozen so I had to bring them in hopefuly I caught it in time and no one will loose any toes so far no black spots just swollen feet. I am rubbing their feet with lavendar oil and I was thinking of starting them on antibiotics to ward off any infection. But don't know if that is a good idea since they don't have any sign of infection so maybe I will wait.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on January 22, 2012, 11:54:58 am
Good morning all!

Lori, good luck with your chickens, hope their feet thaw out. My wife has gotten obsessed (in a good way  :-D ) with sewing. She's making blankets and pillows, pajamas & all sorts of things. I'm very proud of her!

Hope everyone has made it through the winter well, ours is about over and spring is just around the corner!

Bud4 last weekend of April!


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: LoriMNnice on January 22, 2012, 12:52:19 pm
JP.. Its great that your wife is obsessed with sewing!!! I sew everything I was hoping there would be a way to sew bee boxes LOL but NOPE!

If you ever want to get your wife a "sewing" gift and if she doesn't have one already get her a serger/overlock machine....every sewer can use one of those I use mine ALL the time and it makes sewing things like clothese, blankets etc a breeze!!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: kathyp on January 22, 2012, 03:08:52 pm
JP, does your wife sell stuff?
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: iddee on January 22, 2012, 08:04:43 pm
Lori, I wish you were closer. I could give you enough cloth to make 30 blankets. My wife has a sewing room with 2 industrial machines, one of which is a serger, and 5 or 6 household machines. She makes most of her clothes and all my shirts. She gives away bags of quilt scraps.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: LoriMNnice on January 22, 2012, 08:33:40 pm
Lori, I wish you were closer. I could give you enough cloth to make 30 blankets. My wife has a sewing room with 2 industrial machines, one of which is a serger, and 5 or 6 household machines. She makes most of her clothes and all my shirts. She gives away bags of quilt scraps.
Darn wish I lived closer to!!! I make lots of blankets child size/infant and donate them to childrens hospitals :)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: LoriMNnice on January 22, 2012, 08:38:33 pm
Here is my first finished quilt of the new year made for a college student whos school colors are purple and black it is twin extra long size. It has a different front and back.

(http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p253/lori5735/quiltpfront.jpg)
(http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p253/lori5735/quiltpback.jpg)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: iddee on January 22, 2012, 08:58:57 pm
Beautiful... In our younger years, we took in teenage foster children on a 30 day emergency basis until they could be placed in a permanent home. We would have each one, boys and girls, sew a top together and then all of us would quilt it by hand. Then I would bind the border on a commercial machine. It was something special they had made themselves, and could go anywhere they were placed.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: LoriMNnice on January 23, 2012, 12:02:10 am
Beautiful... In our younger years, we took in teenage foster children on a 30 day emergency basis until they could be placed in a permanent home. We would have each one, boys and girls, sew a top together and then all of us would quilt it by hand. Then I would bind the border on a commercial machine. It was something special they had made themselves, and could go anywhere they were placed.
Thank you :) I used to do emergency foster care too! We would help them pick out a travel bag and let them pick out a comfort item cuz most came with nothing   :(  I also did exchange students and I always gave them an american cookbook :)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: LoriMNnice on January 24, 2012, 11:53:36 am
My mom is having open heart surgery this morning to replace a valve with a cow valve(my mom lives in VA with my sister). And my daughter goes to the Dr. this afternoon to discuss jump starting her labor. Nerve racking day today.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on January 24, 2012, 12:35:00 pm
Best of luck to your mom Lori, will send some prayers your way.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on January 24, 2012, 12:37:27 pm
JP.. Its great that your wife is obsessed with sewing!!! I sew everything I was hoping there would be a way to sew bee boxes LOL but NOPE!

If you ever want to get your wife a "sewing" gift and if she doesn't have one already get her a serger/overlock machine....every sewer can use one of those I use mine ALL the time and it makes sewing things like clothese, blankets etc a breeze!!

Will have to check it out Lori, thank you! BTW that quilt you made for the college student is awesome!

Kathy, she's not selling anything....Yet  ;) Her first customer was her sister.  :)


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: T.J. on January 31, 2012, 10:38:12 pm
JP,
just out of curiosity do you have the same user-name at the chicken forum? i believe i have seen the post over there but i haven't read any of it.

what kind of chickens do you keep?

after my battles with the coons & possums i have a good quad of RC RIR and 2 Buckeye hens left.

T.J.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: LoriMNnice on February 03, 2012, 12:25:29 pm
My daughter had her baby 1-31, 5:01PM, 8lbs 9oz. So I guess that means I am a grandma :) And my moms heart surgery went well everyone is out of the hospital and at home.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: oblib on February 03, 2012, 11:19:26 pm
Congrats on both cases.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on February 04, 2012, 01:54:52 pm
JP,
just out of curiosity do you have the same user-name at the chicken forum? i believe i have seen the post over there but i haven't read any of it.

what kind of chickens do you keep?

after my battles with the coons & possums i have a good quad of RC RIR and 2 Buckeye hens left.

T.J.

Yes, same user name on backyard chickens.

I'm down to one black sex link, one SLW, one BO & one easter egger.

I actually had a small possum get into the coop one night. My wife said she wasn't closing the coop door when she let the dogs out because there was some type of hideous rat thing inside the coop staring down the birds.

It was a small & young possum. I got him to clinch onto a stick & brought him to the canal bank. Placed him on the ground and the little booger hissed and jumped at me! I told him most people would have killed his azz & that he should be grateful I didn't. Then I had to walk away laughing at myself for having a conversation with a possum!  :-D


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on February 04, 2012, 05:06:29 pm
I guess I would have been one of those people.   
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: oblib on February 18, 2012, 09:54:32 am
I assembled 200 frames and cut out 35 hive bodies yesterday and this morning I find myself staring at the clock wondering just how early I can fire up the saws without the neighbors lynching me. Better drink another cup or two of coffee first :-P  Would really like to cut out 50 more bodies today.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on February 18, 2012, 10:47:05 am
You never can be too prepared Ob. Get er done while you have the time!

Raining here lately, today 100% chance!

This coming Monday if the weather holds up I have a cut out to do in a trailer.

Our bees should begin swarming any day now. My first swarm call last yr was February 25. Got a feeling this yr will beat that.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: oblib on February 18, 2012, 11:20:04 am
I agree there JP, spring/ summer is my busiest time. So I trying to make sure I have too much equipment ready before then so I never have to rush and make needed equipment. Rushing and power tools makes for bad things happening lol.

So even though I only buying 10 nucs to start beeking my buld list is...
100 mediums
30 tops and bottoms
1000 frames
enough hive stands for 30 hives
30 feeder rims
10 nucs
10 swarm traps

I can't see any possible way I could run out of equipment and everything should be ready before swarm season starts here around May 1st. I'm going to hang the traps around April 1st and bees are scheduled to be here around May 1st ( depening on weather ofc)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: hardwood on February 18, 2012, 12:21:50 pm

I can't see any possible way I could run out of equipment

 :lau: :lau: :lau:
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on February 18, 2012, 09:03:47 pm
I hear you Hardwood! Especially in you & my parts of the country.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: oblib on February 18, 2012, 09:06:10 pm

I can't see any possible way I could run out of equipment

 :lau: :lau: :lau:

I hope that proves to be a great prediction   :-D
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: oblib on February 19, 2012, 11:47:52 am
 I had problems with the router yesterday so I only got 35 Hive bodies ready to assemble. In about fifteen minutes it will be time to get the lazy neighbor outa bed (10 am) and I think I will go ahead cut out all the bottom boards today. Hmm 15 minutes, I can probably get 2 more cups of coffee down in that amount of time and raise my goal to 50.

When I get a day warm enough to glue everything I want to have a huge stack of things cut out so I can take advantage. Looks like Wed evening might work for a little while after I finish working but no other days in the next ten will hit 47  :-x
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: iddee on March 03, 2012, 10:45:03 am
""Hmm 15 minutes, I can probably get 2 more cups of coffee down in that amount of time and raise my goal to 50.""

WOW!, and I thought I drank a lot of coffee, but no where near 50 cups a day.  :? :shock: :-D

Just thought I would resurrect this thread.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: luvin honey on March 08, 2012, 08:54:47 pm
Beautiful... In our younger years, we took in teenage foster children on a 30 day emergency basis until they could be placed in a permanent home. We would have each one, boys and girls, sew a top together and then all of us would quilt it by hand. Then I would bind the border on a commercial machine. It was something special they had made themselves, and could go anywhere they were placed.
Iddee--that is so totally awesome! I love how on forums like this people may disagree in politics or other things but then so wonderfully discover something like this about another person. We're a new foster family ourselves, so I have a very special spot in my heart for those who have done it long before us :)

Neat thread.

My big jobs this month include helping my dad and husband build a lean-to greenhouse for my veggie farming operation, plus finally getting all my plans in order for getting certified organic.

I need to order about 70 chicks for fall laying. Also need to get the house deep cleaned before summer comes! As for tonight, I'm making maple-walnut biscotti for a trip with my sister to our brother's house. Can't wait!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on March 11, 2012, 10:53:16 am
Well, were gonna have a great day in N Central PA.Bright sun right off and temps in the 60s.I talked to Bud1 early today. With cranking the clock ahead an hour I'll be able to putter around a while before leaving to go watch our first local sprint car race of the season.Awesome week ahead too.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on March 15, 2012, 01:07:24 am
Had my sister n law snap this shot this morning. Trying to stay ahead built 18 mediums, one deep & one deep nuc today, some frames and a few top covers. I don't think you can ever have too much equipment on hand considering one hive could easily wind up with five or more boxes in a good flow.


...JP

http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo4/Jefroka/IMG_3463.jpg (http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo4/Jefroka/IMG_3463.jpg)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: oblib on March 21, 2012, 09:19:26 am
Got a lot of painting to get done today. Last day before 3 days of rain and I get my bees a week from Sat. :-D :-D
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: oblib on March 23, 2012, 09:09:24 am
Sitting here drinking coffee (ofc), wondering if it is going to rain today or not. Was supposed to rain all day yesterday and never got a drop. I need to put the last coat of paint on all my equip as my bees arrive next Saturday.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on March 24, 2012, 10:42:54 am
Raining today ,but boy are the flowering trees showing. I see my first dandelion out in the yard. I guess I'll mosey around and take it all in today.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on March 24, 2012, 10:48:15 am
We just got through with a bunch of rain Ken. Had two swarm calls yesterday, late evening but couldn't go because of an early wedding we had to attend. They just might be there still today though, we'll see.

It should really be on now!


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: tefer2 on March 24, 2012, 10:49:37 am
peach trees are blooming here. It's way to early for this!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on March 24, 2012, 10:50:23 am
Aww man,
I really have the swarm envy JP. However,with the mild winter we had and early blooms ,I am more optimistic of swarms here. :)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on March 24, 2012, 10:53:29 am
Hope you get you a bunch Ken.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: oblib on March 28, 2012, 10:55:56 am
Well yesterday I set up my apiary. Got all the stands leveled and a hive set for each of my packages.
Today I'm gonna get a couple of extra boxes for each hive moved out there and stacked, as well as a few tops and bottoms just to be ahead of the game.

I need to buy/build a cart or wagon. Its almost exactly 100yds from my front door to my first hive but it about wore me out toting stuff back there. Don't even want to think about supers of honey coming the other way by hand  ;)

Must say I agree with Mr. Bush. Leveling hives sucks. My next set of stands will have a threaded rod setup so I can do it quick and easy just by turning a wrench.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: oblib on April 06, 2012, 10:08:59 am
Drinking my last cup of coffee before I head out. My bees arrive tomorrow :-D. I think I'm ready, I am going to check the level on my hives one last time today as we have had some rain and I want to see if they are settling any.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on April 06, 2012, 02:44:00 pm
Drinking my last cup of coffee before I head out. My bees arrive tomorrow :-D. I think I'm ready, I am going to check the level on my hives one last time today as we have had some rain and I want to see if they are settling any.

Good luck & have fun!


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: oblib on April 07, 2012, 09:26:55 am
Well the bees got here early. Posted a thread on how that went. Now I sitting here drinking coffee waiting on it to get warm enough for me to see some bees in the entrances. I guess the newness will wear off at some point but as of right now I can't wait for them to start flying.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: hardwood on April 07, 2012, 10:17:50 am
It never wears off...not for me anyway!

Scott
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: beyondthesidewalks on April 07, 2012, 08:08:19 pm
Me neither.  I can sit in front of a hive all day.  There's a downtown building in Corsicana that has bees in a blocked window.  I cannot get the owner to call me back on my offer to get them.  Anyway, every time I walk by it I look up at the bees coming and going for a while, Seeing that they're bringing in pollen and getting a count of goings and comings.  It always seems some other folks will stop and look up with me and then ask, "What are we looking at?". 
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: oblib on April 08, 2012, 10:02:56 am
Got up at 6, made the coffee and headed out to the hives lol. Set there drinking my coffee and waited until they got up ;). Sat in my apiary most of the day yesterday and will prob do it again today. Every time I thought I would go do something else for an hr or so it turned into 15 minutes then i was back out there watching them orientate by the thousands it seemed anyhow.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on April 08, 2012, 10:10:02 am
Happy Easter everyone!


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: rbinhood on April 08, 2012, 11:15:38 am

Today we celebrate our Lord and Savior conquering death, hell and the grave! He sufferd such a horrific death for you and I. God's Word says He was beaten more than any man and His appearance after that beating was unrecognizable. He took so much for us, so we could live and reign in Heaven with Him. He loves us that much and more. Today, this glorious Easter day, would be a wonderful time to accept Him into your life if you haven't already done so. He is risen for you and the whole world! The resurrection gives your life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what your circumstances may be or what you may have done. In Christ, you become a NEW creation, old things are passed away, behold all things become new! HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE! I thank God for all of my friends and family, and for this forum in order for me to spread the message of the Gospel each day to all of you. Thanks for reading my post when ever you can or if you do. I hope that I can at least reach one person each day for HIS glory!

Thanks
Rbinhood
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: oblib on April 09, 2012, 09:15:09 am
Thinking about not going to work today. :evil: Would rather spend another day sitting beside the hives. I'll go, though I will sit here and think about not going for a while :-D

Saw all 10 hives bring in at least some pollen yesterday, need to check the feeders when I get home.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: beyondthesidewalks on April 09, 2012, 11:46:36 am
Me neither.  I had Friday off of work and it's hard to go back to work after the long weekend.  My wife and I went out and saw Robert Earl Keen Saturday night.  It was a good time.  Did a cutout from an upside down protein tub yesterday afternoon.  It was in a neighbors equipment barn next to a stack of alfalfa hay.  His grandkids were playing on the hay a few weeks ago.  One fell off and landed on the tub sending the bees into a frenzy.  The child was fortunate to have only a few stings.  Made a mess of the comb.  I'll try and post some pics later today. 
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: oblib on April 10, 2012, 10:26:37 am
Went to look at my bees before work. Dang cold natured girls wouldnt come out and play just because it is 40 degrees. Gonna have to wait until tonight to get my fix :-P.

Did a quick look inside yesterday evening, just to check feeders. None needed more but 5 of the 10 are building comb on the covers. Gonna have to scrape that all off this weekend when I do my first full inspection.

Next couple days are going to suck a little. I've gotten used to the nice warm weather and now we back down to freezing at night   :(
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: oblib on April 13, 2012, 08:48:50 am
Mmm the coffee sure taste good on a chilly morning. Wake up everyone, there were not many posts to read this morning  ;)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: beyondthesidewalks on April 13, 2012, 10:38:04 pm
I've had a major bad week.  I was stuck in west Texas all week.  I met a tower crew at our farthest out western point just north of Van Horn, TX.  It's a barren and wasteland of a place.  Wednesday evening my fuel pump in my truck gave out and I was stuck there.  Cell phone doesn't even work out there.

Fortunately for me, the tower crew showed up at about 6pm (6 hours late).  We loaded all the gear off their trailer and, using large tie down straps, slowly winched my truck up on their trailer.  It took about 6 and 1/2 hours to get my truck to the Ford dealer in Midland.  They got the fuel pump replaced and I got my truck back this morning.  I had to stop in Brownwood, TX to refuel.  That's when I realized that the mechanic forgot to hook up the hose from the gas cap to the gas tank.  What a mess.  I got it fixed myself after apologizing to the attendant for all of the gas spilled on the concrete.

Stopped to look at my bees when I got home.  Made a bunch of it go away.  Man, is it good to be home.  Gonna hold my honey a little tighter toight.
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Post by: vmmartin on April 13, 2012, 11:20:51 pm
BTW. Sorry to hear that. Go check some hives tomorrow and make it all better.
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Post by: BlueBee on April 14, 2012, 12:23:28 am
BeyondTSW, do they charge extra at your dealership to connect the hose from the gas tank to the cap?  You got a laugh out of me with that post!  I’ve never heard of that one happening before.  I suppose you’re lucky the EPA didn’t haul you off to jail for spilling a gallon of gasoline on the pavement.  I seem to recall some warning on that gas pumps here in MI about being in big trouble if you spill a drop.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: beyondthesidewalks on April 14, 2012, 03:57:05 pm
I don't know how bad the winds really are today.  My guess is 30mph.  Not good weather for a cut out or moving the protein tub hive I cut out last weekend.  Oh well.

Wasn't my dealership.  It was in Midland, TX which is experiencing a huge boom with the price of oil.  Anyone out of work that needs a job can get one there.  They are paying premium for good drivers, operators, roughnecks, routabouts.  You name it.  I'm not surprised about the loose hose.  They had so many oil field trucks that they were working on, all of them wanting finished now.  I was honestly surprised they hurried up my truck.  I thought they wouldn't have it finished until Monday.  Can't blame the mechanic.  Anyone working under that kind of pressure is going to make oversights.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: BlueBee on April 14, 2012, 04:23:57 pm
I’m not trying to be argumentative, but not connecting the filler hose to the gas tank could easily be a deadly error.  I would have a problem with that.  Maybe management should have some responsibility for safety even in a booming economy.  Dripping gasoline around a hot exhaust pipe and catalytic converter is a deadly combination.  I’ve seen cars burn the ground in no time flat.  Once they start there is no stopping them.  You best be somewhere else.

Didn’t Midland, TX almost go bust in the 1980s?     
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: beyondthesidewalks on April 14, 2012, 04:42:35 pm
Yeah, I was fully aware of the danger and of what could happen.  I suppose I should make them aware of the issue.  I'll sleep on it over the weekend.  All is well that ends well.

Midland has been a boom/bust town ever since oil was found there.  The oil, as I understand it, from that area is expensive to refine and only profitable when the price of crude gets above a certain point.  It's been there for a while.  Midland is booming.  You cannot get a table in a restaurant or a hotel room or a rental car or around town during rush hour.  They are out of housing.  People are living in towns an hour away for good employment.  When the price of oil goes down again, and it will, they will carpetbag back to where they came from and the town will bust.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on April 20, 2012, 06:58:40 pm
Fish in the oven about done.   Watching BSG on BBC.   Can Am loaded for the mud bog in the morning.   Bored to death waiting for my wife to come home to show us where she placed our mud clothes from last week.   Still dreaming about bees. 
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: BlueBee on April 21, 2012, 12:39:47 am
Well Allen, if you’re bored to death, then go up into the attic and get down that Van DeGraaff generator so we can get to work  :)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on April 21, 2012, 11:18:20 pm
Wasn't bored today.    Wore my butt out riding all day.    :-D

I will spend tomorrow after church cleaning, washing, looking for broke stuff on the machine and pulling the brakes that I lost by mid day.    Gotta love it.
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Post by: oblib on April 22, 2012, 09:13:21 am
Waiting on it to warm up a little bit so I can do my 2 week inspection.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on April 22, 2012, 09:54:01 am
Chilly morning folks! Going to one of my bee yards with all the citrus, this morning with Albert & Jordan. My newly wed friends who live in New Orleans.


...JP
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Post by: tefer2 on April 22, 2012, 10:50:11 am
OMG JP, what's with the new nerdy look! LMAO :-D
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on April 22, 2012, 11:06:25 am
OMG JP, what's with the new nerdy look! LMAO :-D

http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,37124.0.html (http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,37124.0.html)


...JP  :-D
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Post by: Beryl on April 22, 2012, 02:22:09 pm
Hi.
I had planned to walk along the estuary and find some bees ......................but is raind and the wind is blowing a hooley  so I styed in

Have some wild bee and bumblebee videos. I'll show you soon
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on April 29, 2012, 07:59:43 am
Well,I'm sitting around waiting for it to warm up a little.It was 20 degrees and frosty this morning.
 I thought maybe someone from the Bud gathering would pop in ventrilo for a morning chat. Aah, Jim 134from Massachusetts just popped in for a chat.
He's always up bright and early! :)
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Post by: Lone on April 29, 2012, 09:08:47 pm
Geoff and I were waiting in ventrilo for hours for the Bud 4s to show!

Lone
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on May 06, 2012, 08:31:57 am
Sipping at the morning coffee. If the garden dries enough,I am going to plant a few things.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: oblib on May 06, 2012, 09:18:53 am
Doing the same buzzbee. Would like to finish the planting if it dries enough.
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Post by: hardwood on May 13, 2012, 09:50:18 am
Good morning to all you beautiful mothers out there...HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!

Scott
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Post by: 1frozenhillbilly on May 26, 2012, 03:58:25 pm
killin a few minutes b4 i go to work and happened to see an open computer so thought i'd say hi,  don't get time to check in and my new phone wont let me post in here,  i'm sure there's a way i just aint figgered it out yet.  y'all have fun
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on May 26, 2012, 04:44:50 pm
Frozen hillbilly. Tapatalk is a great app for accessing the forum and posting text and pictures.It is available for most mobile devices I believe,but definitely for Apple.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on May 27, 2012, 07:23:57 am
I am just pouring my first coffee and taking out the dogs.When I come back in,I will pop into the ventrilo voice chat and ytalk with Bud1 and I'm sure Jim 134 and possibly NAte will be around this morning.
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Post by: Jim 134 on May 27, 2012, 07:29:09 am
I am just pouring my first coffee and taking out the dogs.When I come back in,I will pop into the ventrilo voice chat and ytalk with Bud1 and I'm sure Jim 134  and possibly NAte will be around this morning.



   Oh no look out  :imsorry: LOL



      BEE HAPPY Jim 134 :)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on May 27, 2012, 07:47:01 am
Now Jim,
It ain't like were the bad news bears oor something!! :-D :-D :-D
Maybe today someone else will pop in and say hi.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on May 27, 2012, 09:05:47 am
I may pop in later for a few minutes if I get the chance Ken but for now just want to wish everyone a joyous & safe Memorial day weekend!


...JP
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Post by: 3010 on May 29, 2012, 03:03:18 am
I'll pop in and say hi, even though my concept of morning is probably a bit different than yours since I work 12 hour night shifts...my day is half over already!

Since the hubby works 24 hour shifts and will be gone before I get home, for me the morning means getting home, releasing the chickens and ducks from their coop, feeding the goat kids, feeding the dog, cats, and rabbits, bathing (always an important step!)...and then searching the internet for tips on why one of our hives is struggling while the other is booming.  Any ideas?  One is a captured swarm, the other was a nuc box.  The Mr. knows, but he won't be home to explain and I'm impatient....

Hopefully then I can get some sleep before having to feed the goats lunch, but I know from experience that won't happen!  :)
Title: Re: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on May 29, 2012, 09:56:28 am
I'll pop in and say hi, even though my concept of morning is probably a bit different than yours since I work 12 hour night shifts...my day is half over already!

Since the hubby works 24 hour shifts and will be gone before I get home, for me the morning means getting home, releasing the chickens and ducks from their coop, feeding the goat kids, feeding the dog, cats, and rabbits, bathing (always an important step!)...and then searching the internet for tips on why one of our hives is struggling while the other is booming.  Any ideas?  One is a captured swarm, the other was a nuc box.  The Mr. knows, but he won't be home to explain and I'm impatient....

Hopefully then I can get some sleep before having to feed the goats lunch, but I know from experience that won't happen!  :)

You might want to begin a thread in the "general" section unless you have already. Supply as much info as possible so we have a clue to specifically what's going on with the weaker colony. BTW, welcome to Beemaster!


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: beyondthesidewalks on June 03, 2012, 02:23:54 pm
I haven't been online much lately.  Work has been very demanding and things around the home and farm haven't stopped either.  I've been spending every free moment on the tractor mowing pastures, even in the dark.  Hard to find time for that when you're working 11 and 12 hour days.  I did have a swarm move into a water meter box.  I hived them and they're in a five frame nuc getting accustomed to it.  I have some pics but haven't had a chance to post them for your viewing pleasure just yet.  Bee adventures have been few and far between this season.  Swarms have been almost non-existant in our corner of the world.  Don't know if I have a satisfactory explanation for that.  We've had some rain.  The bees are working horsemint right now.  Mesquite is starting to bloom and I see activity on the blooms again.  Might be a good honey year but, so far, not a good increase year.  A string of rural burglaries in our area has me beefing up the front gate and fence around it.  Putting in a  solar panel, battery and gate opener.  We currently keep our gate locked 24/7 and so far that is working.  Hope everyone else is having a good bee year.  Oh, and my neighbors are moving back to Missouri and I'm trying to buy their place.  Too much to do!
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Post by: buzzbee on June 10, 2012, 07:03:46 am
Good Morning,
we're in for a nice day today so I am going to fire up the smoker and smoke a couple bone in pork loins that Jen had marinating all night.  :)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on June 16, 2012, 07:50:38 am
Well,
Another beautiful day here in N Central Pa.Just got done watering hanging baskets and flower beds. I am going to hang around here a bit sipping coffee. Then I'll pick raspberries in the yard.A day to tinker in the garden and perhaps mulch the flower beds. But first thing first,coffee and reflecting on the day ahead  :) :)
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Post by: REDBEE on June 16, 2012, 09:43:52 am
Sitting on the dock on the bay,south Texas also having my coffee, nothing planned today,watched a firework display that was out of this world last night that the Kemah boardwalk put on.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on June 16, 2012, 10:33:26 am
Still in bed thinking about how good some breakfast would be.    Wife wants to go far a walk on the beach.   Enjoying time off in PCB, FL. 
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on June 16, 2012, 11:37:24 am
So hot down here folks some days its everything you can do to force yourself outdoors! Between removals & working on a new website haven't had much time to play. My wife and I may go to the movies again tomorrow, maybe, if  I don't have to work. Hope y'all are enjoying your summer.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on July 01, 2012, 08:56:11 am
Starting to get really hot down here! Here's a forecast.  :-D


...JP

http://www.wimp.com/gettinghot/ (http://www.wimp.com/gettinghot/)
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Post by: buzzbee on July 01, 2012, 11:51:45 am
Got the same forecast in my email JP. Spot on I'm telling ya! :)
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Post by: 1frozenhillbilly on July 10, 2012, 06:43:37 pm
woo hoo new laptop the froze 1 is stylin now.   (if i cZn convince it that my cel phone can be a modem u'll never hear the end of me :>)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on July 10, 2012, 06:58:59 pm
Way to go Hillbilly. :)
Heres a link you may find helpful:
https://www.pcworld.com/article/140028/use_your_cell_phone_as_a_modem_for_your_pc.html (https://www.pcworld.com/article/140028/use_your_cell_phone_as_a_modem_for_your_pc.html)
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Post by: 1frozenhillbilly on July 14, 2012, 04:43:23 pm
thx buzzbee
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: oblib on July 15, 2012, 10:35:55 am
Back in Feb Hardwood laughed at me when I said I could not see any way I could run out of equipment.

At the time I was waiting on ten packages and had 100 mediums ready to go. Well 5 months later with cutouts, trapouts, and swarms I am up to 25 hives and out of boxes :shock:. Just finising up my last cup of coffee before I head out to make some more boxes/frames.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on July 15, 2012, 12:57:40 pm
 :-D   Ain't life good.   
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on September 25, 2012, 08:12:48 am

Well  we got our first frost of the season this morning. Not really a hard freeze,about 30 degrees.The sun is below the equator now so it was to be expected soon.
 It is a reminder for us Northern folks to be thinking about mouse guards and topping up the stores in the old beeboxes in the next two or three weeks if not done already.

It surprises me how fast summer goes by and fall sets in every year. I am not optimistic about the winter being as mild as last years.Hopefully I am being overly pessimistic.
Have a great day everyone!!!!                         Buzzbee
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on September 25, 2012, 06:46:33 pm
Frost already?   I hope we are a month or better away for that here.  Garden is making again with the fall rain and the goldenrod just has turned yellow.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: kathyp on September 26, 2012, 11:13:18 am
we have been lucky so far.  no frost.  the rain has stayed off too.  tomatoes are taking their sweet time ripening and i'm afraid they are not going to get there.  maybe time to go whack the bushes and see if i can help them along....

Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: sterling on September 26, 2012, 02:01:32 pm
I'm still picking tomatoes of plants I set out second week of Aprill. Hope they last till frost.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on September 26, 2012, 09:01:54 pm
Tomatoes, okra, beans, and peppers still making here. 
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Post by: sawdstmakr on September 26, 2012, 09:22:43 pm
we have been lucky so far.  no frost.  the rain has stayed off too.  tomatoes are taking their sweet time ripening and i'm afraid they are not going to get there.  maybe time to go whack the bushes and see if i can help them along....


Once they start to turn red you can pick them and put them on the window sill to ripen. Just don't put them in the fridge.
Jim
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Post by: kathyp on September 27, 2012, 01:30:21 pm
been doing that.  also hacked all the plant down yesterday.  another week or so and we'll get there, i hope!!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: sterling on September 27, 2012, 05:58:14 pm
we have been lucky so far.  no frost.  the rain has stayed off too.  tomatoes are taking their sweet time ripening and i'm afraid they are not going to get there.  maybe time to go whack the bushes and see if i can help them along....


If they don't get ripe do as us southern folk do and fry the green ones.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on September 27, 2012, 07:56:08 pm
That may just be the reason we don't have so many ripe ones this year.........
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: kingbee on September 28, 2012, 09:46:31 pm
I'm still picking tomatoes of plants I set out second week of Aprill. Hope they last till frost.

When you have more green and ripe maters than you can fry or make sandwiches with, that's Ma Natures way of telling you to make Chow-Chow.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on December 01, 2012, 10:43:32 am
Cool and cloudy today. Have not seen anyone on ventrilo this AM. Had a lot of coffee while researching Christmas ideas.
Seems my wife is interested in attachments for her Kitchenaid stand mixer I purchased for her last Christmas. I will probably look up some tools for Buzzjr.
We are planning on shopping this afternoon which will most likely be a browsing effort for me and observing what catches the little ladies eye!
Good Day everyone!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on December 02, 2012, 09:28:17 am
I managed to get a few gift ideas last night. No real eye openers though. However we did stop at a pub and Brewery for supper. I had a brisket cheese  steak grinder sandwich that was really good. And washed it down with one of the breweries local crafted adult beverages. I knew it would be good when I saw the parking lot packed. After a 30 minute wait for a table the food was very quick to be prepared. Everything was hot to the touch,not just sitting under a heat lamp forever. We had a beer cheese appetizer that was similar to a cheese ball served with their housemade baguette ( bread). This was a mix of Amish cheeses and cream cheese incorporating a house lager into the mix. Very tasty!!

Now to ponder today!! :)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: annette on December 04, 2012, 12:43:30 am
I think this might be the first time I have ever posted on this topic. Well here goes.

Life has been extremely hectic this year with a major remodel we did on our little cottage. We had a flood in the kitchen and had to tear out the entire kitchen. It is finally coming to the end and looks fabulous.

I did not make any cosmetics this year as I took time off from it all. Will start up again sometime soon, but taking a break was very good for me. It was becoming stressful instead of fun. It was supposed to be fun. I am not sure if I will sell anything or just make stuff for friends and family for now on.

I had an OK year with the bees. Had only 3 hives this year and they never made any honey. I even had to feed them starting in August. Still with all the feeding, they still looked a bit on the low end store wise. Hope they make it through the winter. I am thinking of going with even less hives this coming year. Perhaps just 1-2 hives for now on. My back is in terrible shape and lifting is very hard for me now. Also I am getting up in age although I do much better than most my age.

As you can all tell, I am cutting back on many things in my life. I am trying to simplify things and concentrate on what is important. Keeping my house clean and cozy, cooking good food for my hubby and myself. I don't want to stress out anymore on things and am cutting out many things in my life that cause stress.

This month I bought a car for the first time in 15 years. A Subaru Impreza Hatchback All Wheel Drive. I just love it, the nicest car I ever owned. It feels so luxurious with heated leather seats, moon roof, HD 6 speakers radio. I am amazed at all the buttons and gadgets that they place on cars these days. I went through the Costco Auto Program and they negotiate the price. No haggling.

Went back East for Thanksgiving to visit my brother in New Jersey and saw some of the aftermath of Sandy. Many large trees down everywhere and so many people out with chain saws trying to clean up their properties. I felt grateful for my life and my home after hearing so many horror stories.

Well thats all for now. Just trying to take life a bit easier, slow down, watch more movies, take more naps. Less running around.

Take care and don't get too stressed out by the holidays. I know so many people that get bummed out this time of year.

Annette

Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on December 04, 2012, 07:22:22 am
Great to hear from you Annette,
It is awesome that you were able to  turn your own disaster around to something nice.And  it sounds like you have developed a great personal philosophy and strategy to achieve it. :)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 04, 2012, 10:20:59 am
Been out in the woods every chance I get. Just came back from north Louisiana where I had those black bears under my stand. Still have such fond memories of that great experience!

Been feeding the hives that need it. They really seem to just love our little warm up periods (not that its ever really, really cold down here)

Thanksgiving was a great time. We spent it in Magnolia, Ms at my aunt & uncle's house in the woods on 30 acres. It was bittersweet, however, as we lost my last grandparent not even a week before.

She lived to be 3 days shy of 90 yrs. She and my grandfather ran a Po'boy and delicatessen for many years. They would get up early every morning for years cooking all the food and making gravies from scratch. It was a lot of fun and hard work, long hours. I made sandwiches when they were in a crunch. I was 12. My grandmother lived a long wonderful life and was not in pain at the end. You really can't ask for more than that.

Christmas is just right around the corner & before you know it we'll be celebrating the beginning of a new year. How the time flies when you're not quite so young anymore!

Merry Christmas everyone & Happy New Year!


...JP

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Post by: BlueBee on December 04, 2012, 11:16:07 pm
JP, sorry to hear you lost your last grandparent.  Sounds like they lived a good life in the woods.  My relatives pretty much live forever too.  Got many over 90 and had a great uncle that lived to 104.  I figure I'll get to retire when I’m dead.  
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on December 05, 2012, 06:52:37 pm
JP, sorry to hear you lost your last grandparent.  Sounds like they lived a good life in the woods.  My relatives pretty much live forever too.  Got many over 90 and had a great uncle that lived to 104.  I figure I'll get to retire when I’m dead.  
Hope ya don't retire till your 90's then Blue!
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Post by: 1frozenhillbilly on December 06, 2012, 11:27:46 pm
sorry to hear it jp
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: annette on December 07, 2012, 12:51:57 am
Sorry to hear about your grandmother JP. I hope you have her good genes and can live a long and fruitful life as she did. It sounds like a wonderful childhood making those sandwiches for their deli.

Cherish the memories you have of her.

Sincerely
Annette
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 15, 2012, 10:23:00 am
Well folks not really much of a winter so far. Just crazy warm down my way. I even did a cut out yesterday & the queen was laying her little fanny off! This is the latest I'ver ever done a cut out. The guy could not wait any longer and we picked a warm day, the high was 70F and those little darlings were flying away. They were very gentle and did not require any smoke at all.

I hope everyone is having a great holiday season so far and continue to do so. Christmas is just right around the corner & then 2013. How the time flies!


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on December 24, 2012, 07:51:35 am
Well,l headed off to work after I finish my coffee. It looks like we may get snow later today setting the tone for Christmas.I haven't been on in a while so I thought I'd pop in and wish you all a Merry Christmas. May your days be Merry and Bright!!!
Merry Christmas everyone!!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on December 25, 2012, 03:05:46 am
Merry Christmas everyone! Hope it is a great day for you and yours.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: sawdstmakr on December 25, 2012, 06:50:59 am
And a merry Christmas to you JP  an everyone else here on the forum.
JP, noticing the time of your post, are you trying to wait up to see Santa Clause? You know he won't come if you do not go to sleep.  :-D
Jim
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: AllenF on December 26, 2012, 07:49:47 pm
Getting everything ready, My wife is scheduled to have a c section at 9 in the morning.   Looks like Christmas is coming late this year.   
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: divemaster1963 on December 26, 2012, 07:55:35 pm
Getting everything ready, My wife is scheduled to have a c section at 9 in the morning.   Looks like Christmas is coming late this year.   

enjoy the little years. the headaces and strees comes when they get into there teens. He HE he. Ug.

john
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on January 05, 2013, 08:33:12 am
Good Morning all,
I am considering going to the PA Farm Show later today. We make the trip almost every year.Although I usually get there early in the AM so it's not so late for the drive back home.Does any one else here ever go?
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Intheswamp on January 07, 2013, 11:15:30 am
Getting everything ready, My wife is scheduled to have a c section at 9 in the morning.   Looks like Christmas is coming late this year.   
Ok, I looked to see if there was a follow up to this... :)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on January 17, 2013, 06:32:34 pm
Just getting through winter.

Last week it was nearly eighty degrees, now we're in a cold period, for our locale anyway.

Another strange winter and I suppose this spring will be like last years' albeit the bees just might swarm a tad bit earlier. Last winter was so mild our bees never truly shut down. Their numbers were strong coming out of winter and they had no choice but to consume a lot of their honey stores.

This yr will be the same or even a tad worse for the colonies that had low stores going in. Last yr my first dozen or so removals were bone dry and I honestly don't know what was keeping them alive.

Swarms were on the small side throughout spring but once the tallow flow kicked in (which was early) the hives were able to load up and then they were able to reproduce normally. Big swarms was the norm after that tallow flow.

Will we see a repeat?

I'll keep y'all informed.

Enjoy the rest of winter, spring is just around the corner!

On a side note Easter this yr is the last day of March. Last yr we had to work around Easter in scheduling Bud4. We always have our annual get together in April and are thinking of the second or third week of April for Bud5. I will soon start a new thread on Bud5 to get things rolling.

Here's the final Bud4 video I put together last yr to give y'all a taste of some of the things we did, such as grafting, cut outs, going through hives, etc...
Bud4 Final Video-Montage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WhuRwLzCL4#ws)

...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: annette on January 17, 2013, 10:33:32 pm
OK I am sitting here weeping like a baby from that final song and beautiful photo of the bee in the woods with the lighting. JP this was a beautiful video and I can see that everyone truly loves each other so much. I can see how much fun you are all having.

Somehow, I want that final photo of the bee in the woods. I think you will have to email it to me so I can have it as my wallpaper.

Annette
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on January 19, 2013, 01:28:58 am
I'll see if I can locate it and send it your way Annette.

We always have a great time and share the love.


...JP
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on February 02, 2013, 10:37:52 am
Well,it's cold this morning. I'm sitting here drinking coffee and talking with Jim134 and Bud1 on the ventrilo voice chat program provided free of charge by Beemaster forums.  :)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: JP on February 02, 2013, 10:48:25 am
Hope y'all are having a good morning!

Having a new roof put on because of Hurricane Isaac. They've been up on the roof since 7:30 hammering away. A friend of mine and his son and two other workers are putting it on. They started removing the old shingles Thursday and will likely finish the job Tuesday. The dogs just love the noise!  :-D


...JP
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Post by: buzzbee on February 02, 2013, 07:49:45 pm
Having my after supper java and a chat  in ventrilo with Bud. We had cdray pop in a couple minutes. Welcome to ventrilo cd ray!!
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Post by: buzzbee on February 17, 2013, 09:15:44 am
Having a great time talking with Bud ,Dallas,and Jim while having my breakfast and coffee.
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Post by: buzzbee on March 03, 2013, 11:07:44 am
Morning coffee and chat with Jim and Bud on ventrlo. Any one else stopping in?
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Post by: buzzbee on March 09, 2013, 07:05:23 am
It looks like a nice weekend shaping up for us in N Central PA. I am off to work early for a couple hours and hopefully back home to tidy up outdoors and enjoy sunshine and some fresh air. It seems like I have beeen a shut in as I really despise the cold anymore. But hey, that makes me appreciate spring all the more! :)
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Post by: buzzbee on September 07, 2013, 10:36:30 am
It's shaping up to be a beautiful late summer early Autumn day here in N.Central PA. I am heading off to undisclosed(at this time) location to remove myself digitally from society. We are planning a family day at an event we attend every year ,weathr permitting. Have a great day every one!! 
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Post by: iddee on September 07, 2013, 11:05:10 am
Hope the sun shines and all have a great time.
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Post by: sawdstmakr on September 07, 2013, 11:56:16 am
Enjoy your day off Buzzbee.
Jim
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Post by: Geoff on September 07, 2013, 09:11:41 pm
  Dont know if I have ever dropped onto this thread before but was great to catch up with Ken, Bud and Steve on Ventrilo yesterday.
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Post by: buzzbee on September 28, 2013, 08:34:07 am
Well it looks like another awesome autumn day shaping up. Seventies and sunshine. I've been struggling with a knee/foot ankle troubles,but feel like I may be able to work outside  and suck up some sunshine today. I've not been bedridden or anything, like that. just been to the point that when I'm not working I just want off my feet. Hopefully we'll get to the bottom of it soon.
  But before that I think I will pop into the ventrilo app and see if I can catch up with anyone like Bud or Jim or anyone else thats up this morning.

On the subject of chat, has anyone tried the google hangouts? I wouldn't mind giving it a go sometime if someone wants,but I will always be preference to the ventrilo program as it was the foundation for so much of the live interaction of so many here at Beemaster.

In that respect, I think a google hangout could open doors for connecting with more techy beemaster members.

Oh, and did I say Good morning everyone!! My second coffee is poured and I am ready to start my day!!
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Post by: Geoff on September 28, 2013, 08:25:21 pm
  Was about to write I dont know if I have been on this thread before when something caught my eye at the top of the screen. I wrote almost exactly that on a Sunday 3 weeks ago. Well you were on your second coffee yesterday Ken and I am about to have mine today Sunday. We are in for a nice day today, probably about 22 degrees C with no wind. The afternoon is a "rock chucking" practice match as Bud describes lawn bowls, not that we play much on grass these days as synthetic surfaces are the go. Off for the second coffee so y,all look forward to Sunday morning.
   By the way Ken who poured your coffee, Jen or Josh ?.
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Post by: buzzbee on September 28, 2013, 10:35:58 pm
I was on my own pouring that second cup Geoff as I had a couple late sleepers on Saturday morning. Good luck at the rock chuckin. :)
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Post by: BlueBee on September 29, 2013, 12:11:01 am
BuzzBee, why do you need 2 cups of coffee to start your day?  Why not just wake up and get going?  

I've never understood the coffee drinking thing. :?  Actually it drives me NUTS to have to wait for people to drink the stuff.  

Times a tickin' and people are either drinking or smoking. :idunno:
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Post by: sawdstmakr on September 29, 2013, 07:12:50 am
Bluebee,
I'm with you on this. People think that you have to have a cup of coffee or a coke to get them going but if you never start using these crutches you don't need them.
I did used to drink a lot of cokes when I was younger by many years but had to wean off of them when I started getting severe headaches. Getting off of that stuff is rough. Takes about 2 weeks of headaches to free your body of them.
Jim
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Post by: buzzbee on September 29, 2013, 12:50:48 pm
I don't "have" to have two cups. I am sure there are things you do I may consider wasting time. If I enjoy coffee and don't have anything all that pressing on the weekend, I sit and enjoy a little. I can function without it. I choose not to sometimes. I work hard at my job all week, and if stopping for a couple cups of coffee is a problem on the weekend, then it may be you that has the problem.
Some sit and take time with a large breakfast every day, mines under five  minutes with oatmeal ,a fruit and yeah,maybe a coffee to go  on the way out the door.
 By  the way, I am out of bed by 5:00 am every day,sometimes before that if other things need my attention. and up plenty late enough at night, so I don't think all my time is a "wastin"
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Post by: buzzbee on September 29, 2013, 12:52:13 pm
And yes, I just got done assembling some equipment and doing stuff outdoors so I am having another cup  :shock:
And your times a wastin sitting here reading my posts in the coffee house.
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Post by: Moots on September 29, 2013, 06:04:22 pm
Buzzbee,
Only Blue could make a couple cups of coffee sound equivalent to a Meth habit.   :laugh:

Some people find enjoyment in a cup of coffee, others enjoy constantly critiquing others and trying to get under their skin.  ;)   To each his own!  :-D
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Post by: Geoff on September 29, 2013, 07:09:11 pm
    Certainly the first cup of coffee has well gone before I have caught up on the cut-outs off a ladder  18 ft. from the ground, the funnies in the humour section, the politics in the Coffee Shop, the problems of beeks with their hives, the withdrawal symptoms of coffee addicts ( been there) and whats in the Trading Post.  However I had better get going and have the second cup before I have finished browsing the contributions in the Forum today.
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Post by: GSF on September 29, 2013, 10:06:40 pm
...just two cups? I was drinking two cups every morning before I learned to walk ;)

I'm like yall. I love my slow down and smell the coffee time. I will also drink a cup mid day in the summer with high temps. Don't smoke, drink, or do drugs so my drug of choice is coffee. I have money left over from not drinking, drugging, smoking, and not having to pay court cost, so I don't care too much what a good cup of coffee costs - as long as it's good.
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Post by: RHBee on October 24, 2013, 10:39:38 am
BuzzBee, why do you need 2 cups of coffee to start your day?  Why not just wake up and get going?  

I've never understood the coffee drinking thing. :?  Actually it drives me NUTS to have to wait for people to drink the stuff.  

Times a tickin' and people are either drinking or smoking. :idunno:

Are you in a hurry or something? Slow down, Life is a Marathon not a sprint.
 
I gotta say that if someone drinking coffee in the morning drives you "NUTS" then it really doesn't take much now does it?
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Post by: buzzbee on February 02, 2014, 07:29:06 am
Piddling away time this morning eating oatmeal, drinking coffee and watching Groundhog Day festivities in PA.
http://www.visitpa.com/groundhog-day-live-stream (http://www.visitpa.com/groundhog-day-live-stream)
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Post by: tefer2 on February 02, 2014, 10:20:50 am
Resting up after days and days of moving snow.
Just poured my first cup and thinking if I should make a few extra candy bricks for those nucs covered in snow.
At least they're insulated being invisible like that. :th_thumbsupup:
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Post by: buzzbee on February 02, 2014, 11:21:06 am
We have been fortunate that with the cold there has been little snow. But we are coming into the season when we can get our larger storms here on the frontal boundaries.
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Post by: iddee on February 02, 2014, 11:24:22 am
Calling for 66 this afternoon. Making my first new year check. You can keep your white stuff. It's a 4 letter word here.
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Post by: tefer2 on February 02, 2014, 11:35:11 am
Folks retired down in Asheville years ago.
Wish I was there today for some of that warmer weather and sunshine.
One thing about living on the great lakes, is plenty of cloud cover in winter.
This winter is wearing out all my snow removal equipment here.
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Post by: Edgy on February 25, 2014, 09:41:43 am
-15, boss called off work.  Start a fire in the shop, build nucs and plow snow
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Post by: buzzbee on February 25, 2014, 09:56:24 am
-15, boss called off work.  Start a fire in the shop, build nucs and plow snow
Snow and cold are best enjoyed sitting in the warm and looking out the window! :-D
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Post by: sawdstmakr on February 25, 2014, 12:25:36 pm
It was 68 and sunny on Sunday, wunderground predicted a high of 58  that morning. Grafted queens with my mentor. I did 20 and she did 20. Some were eggs and some were 1 and 2 day old larvae. It has been raining since.
Jim
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Post by: JP on February 26, 2014, 12:35:35 pm
Rainy & cool day, thinking it's the last front before spring, bees should be swarming next week :)

Thought the colder than usual winter would set them back but they are on schedule

The bee calls have been coming in, next one could be a swarm call, I'm ready!


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Post by: tefer2 on February 26, 2014, 03:57:46 pm
JP, where have you been all winter buddy?
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Post by: JP on February 27, 2014, 02:05:55 am
I've been around, mostly in the woods, took a little break from Internet forums but I'm on the Facebook forums pretty regularly


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Post by: buzzbee on February 27, 2014, 07:07:23 am
I'll be checking in throughout the day today. I'm going to have a cup of coffee and chase the family out the door,and then hopefully catch up with Bud on ventrilo this morning.
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Post by: buzzbee on October 18, 2014, 08:42:08 am
Good Morning everyone. It's been a while since this topic was posted in,but that time of year is rolling around in these parts where the darkness outside is running longer than daylight.
 With fall upon us I made the trip to the Elk County visitors center and surrounding areas to view the Elk herds a couple weeks ago. It is nearing the end of rut,but still a lot of bugling by the bulls in the late day and observing them keeping the herd rounded a bit.
 I had planned to go to the Punkin Chunkin event held every year in Delaware at the end of the month. But circumstances caused the event to be canceled this year. It would have been my first trip,so needless to say I was disappointed.
 However, a local fire department also puts on a chunkin event that I was unaware of until recently. Although not in any scope of size to the one in Delaware, I will take in this event today. It may be something to put on my list of things to do in the fall.
http://www.howardfire.com/announcements.html (http://www.howardfire.com/announcements.html)
 There will be a few showers around today,but the foliage is about peaked in color right now so I'll make the best of it.
 I know hunting is big this timeof year,but is there any other activities people enjoy doing this time of year? Wine makers, apple squeezers and such? It should be hard cider time coming soon?
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Post by: GSF on October 18, 2014, 11:22:31 am
Trick or treating! :-D
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Post by: jayj200 on October 20, 2014, 09:59:44 am
the latest here is this. hollow ween

some on dead end streets are blocking to all but local traffic in their neighborhoods

seams that they have noticed those that come by car come two or three times that night
 we have had enough!
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Post by: buzzbee on November 22, 2014, 11:02:09 am
Wow,
Woke up to 2 degrees this morning. It is heading for 40 today then 50 tomorrow and 60 Monday. But temps like this morning and cold wind and air from the past week lets us know winter is coming to the Northern Hemisphere. I do count my blessings of not having snow like those in the down wind lake effect areas. Not too much on the agenda this weekend,I went for bloodwork in conjunction with my annual physical. Its nice to have a lab open at 6:30 A.M. and no wait.
With that done, I can sit back and relax .With the balmier weather,perhaps I should drag out outdoor Christmas decorations since Thanksgiving will be upon us this week..
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Post by: BlueBee on November 23, 2014, 03:38:12 am
That arctic blast was brutal.  Coldest spell so early in November that I can recall.  The river through our little town even froze over already.  There had been winters in the 90s and 00s where it never froze over at all.  Probably not a good sign for the rest of winter..... :(

Speaking of Christmas lights, it might be about time to cue up Christmas Vacation.  :)

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Post by: sterling on November 23, 2014, 09:41:20 am
That arctic blast was brutal.  Coldest spell so early in November that I can recall.  The river through our little town even froze over already.  There had been winters in the 90s and 00s where it never froze over at all.  Probably not a good sign for the rest of winter..... :(

Speaking of Christmas lights, it might be about time to cue up Christmas Vacation.  :)



Globle Warming has reared it's ugly head. :camp:
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Post by: buzzbee on November 23, 2014, 12:55:05 pm
Much more pleasant today. I'm trying my baking skills. Started some sourdough last week. I made some sourdough cinnamon rolls this morning. Came out okay, so I am going to make a second batch today. I will add more cinnamon/brown sugar mixture though.
The ones I made this morning tasted pretty good, but the sourdough is really dominant in the flavor over the cinnamon/brown sugar. :)
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Post by: jayj200 on November 24, 2014, 06:14:48 pm
Blame it on Global warming= no GOD
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Post by: buzzbee on November 27, 2014, 07:39:55 am
Good Morning and happy Thanksgiving everyone.
With all that is going on in the world today is a good to to ponder all that we as Americans have to be thankful for.
We cleared the 7 1/2 inches of snow  from the patio and driveway yesterday afternoon and now Thanksgiving dinner will be prepared.The snow is laying heavy in the trees still, so sunrise should be beautiful before the snow melts from the branches.
So I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy.
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Post by: Keith13 on November 27, 2014, 09:37:39 am
Happy thanksgiving to you as well. No snow down here but there is a slight freeze out. We are riding out to my sisters house for dinner today. We plan to fry some turkeys as well as bake one it should be a good spread. thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. All the family gets together and there isn't  the fuss of Christmas. Have a great day

Keith
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Post by: sterling on November 27, 2014, 09:55:40 am
HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all ya'll.  We started our turkey dinners with one side of the family last night. Good eatn and good conversation.
We all have more to be thankful for then can be mentioned. One thing I'm thankful for is I didn't have to shovel snow. Ha ha
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Post by: jayj200 on November 27, 2014, 09:56:26 am
Happy Thanks Giving to all and to all a good night!
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Post by: iddee on November 27, 2014, 11:29:40 am
Happy Thanks Giving to all.

I started by eating half a pumpkin pie last night and the turkey is in the oven now. Life is grand.
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Post by: Geoff on November 27, 2014, 05:40:42 pm
   Happy Thanksgiving to ya'll from Downunder. Hope the rot that is going on around the country abates quickly, but good to see that some African Americans are putting their hands up for common sense.

 About to have my first coffee for the day.
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Post by: buzzbee on November 27, 2014, 07:39:03 pm
Cheers on the day to come Geoff.
 And Iddee, I can assume you fiished that pie today?  It would be a shame for it to be all alone in the pan! ;)
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Post by: BlueBee on November 27, 2014, 11:12:17 pm
I'm thankful we're JUST cold here  :)
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Post by: iddee on November 27, 2014, 11:21:39 pm
Somebody beat me to it, buzzbee. I had to start on another one tonight.
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Post by: annette on December 03, 2014, 05:03:18 pm
Well I haven't posted in a while. My life has been so crazy these past few months, we moved, sold a house, went on a 3 week retreat, then I went back east for Thanksgiving to visit my brother. Oh I also retired from the local hospital where I was employed for 31 years.
We moved into a 870 square foot cottage on 1-1/2 acres. Very nice and I just loved downsizing. Now we are enjoying the rain which has finally come to Northern California. I love these wintery days and tend to cook too much food. So now I have to go on a diet as well.

Seriously though, I feel so much gratitude for my life and how nice things have turned out for my husband and I. We are looking forward to traveling more. It is so great not going to work. I also downsized my beekeeping from 4-6 hives down to only 2 hives. I will be mentoring some people this year as well.

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year and I have so many fond memories of my youth during this time. I visit my brother in New Jersey and although I am a vegetarian and don't eat turkey, there are so many great dishes for me to eat.

Well peace and love to all you good people at this wonderful time of the year.

Hope Santa brings you all that you desire on this upcoming Christmas holiday.

Sincerely
Annette
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Post by: Geoff on December 03, 2014, 05:55:22 pm
    Good to see yourself and the red umbrella again Annette. Was lucky to be part of the official recognition of the brolly at Bud 3, anyway here is a link back to the past  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqjXTuF879I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqjXTuF879I)
  Enjoy the new abode and your retirement. I can see you are already lined up for mentoring which is part of the deal leading to the realisation of where did all those days go.
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Post by: Geoff on December 03, 2014, 06:31:27 pm
  Maybe not in the right thread but it has been in the mind for some time to suggest to the moderators a small change for the siting of the Coffee's Ready posts. My suggestion is that a seperate sub-section (Coffees Ready) of the MEMBER & GUEST INTERACTION SECTION be placed just above the Coffee House sub-section as a lead into the Coffee House. My thinking is that it would be more convenient to go there for the more current daily topics of a domestic nature rather than trolling through the many posts on Facebook. Just my thoughts and it's out there for discussion.

      Geoff.
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Post by: annette on December 03, 2014, 08:43:42 pm
OH Geoff

That was so nice to see that again. It was such an honor to be included in all the videos that way.

Thanks also for the good wishes for my retirement. I can't believe how free it feels to not worry about getting up early and getting ready to go and deal with cranky patients. I was truly stressed out and had to leave working. 

Now my biggest worry is what to cook each day and that is fun work.

Take care and have a great holiday.

Annett

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Post by: GSF on December 04, 2014, 04:14:28 pm
Annette: Congrads on the retirement. 6yrs, 5 months to go and I'll be on the sideline then. I'll be just a smidgen over 62 at that time. I so desire to see the day when I can just do my own thing.
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Post by: annette on December 05, 2014, 04:45:13 am
Hang in there. Time goes fast
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Post by: Geoff on December 05, 2014, 05:16:08 pm
  A timely word of warning for y'all young oldies, now that you have the freedom and relaxation all your friends, neighbours and relations will see you in demand as baby-sitters, house-sitters, dog minders, cat minders, mentors, relief drivers and general handy people. Just you wait and see but enjoy whatever happens.
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Post by: BlueBee on December 05, 2014, 11:55:49 pm
I’m not exactly retired, but I sure don’t miss the 9 to 5 routine.  Geoff, we try to recruit you guys (and gals) because you do a good job!  X:X
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Post by: kathyp on December 08, 2014, 06:41:07 pm
Annette, missed your post.  congratulations.  was thinking about you when i was home in Oct.  Enjoy retirement!! 
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Post by: beemaster on December 09, 2014, 12:25:21 am
Annette: Congrads on the retirement. 6yrs, 5 months to go and I'll be on the sideline then. I'll be just a smidgen over 62 at that time. I so desire to see the day when I can just do my own thing.

Interesting.... we retire what I calculate within a month of each other - may we both see many more healthy years with all those we love. Good health and enough pension and social security for all, and to all... a good night :)
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Post by: annette on December 11, 2014, 11:58:19 pm
Thanks all for the good wishes

Hi Kathy, long time since we connected.

Hi John, how are you doing these days?
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Post by: Geoff on December 31, 2014, 06:28:13 pm
  What did y'all think of 2014 ?   2015 has been great so far, hope it stays that way for everybody. Seasons greetings to all on the forum.
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Post by: buzzbee on December 31, 2014, 06:30:54 pm
Happy New year Geoff. Glad to hear it's off to a good start. Hope we don't screw it up when it gets to our side of the earth! :)
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Post by: Geoff on January 06, 2015, 05:29:31 pm
   This Coffee's Ready is a bit draining this way, I'm up to my 2nd. cup this morning and I have to wait about 16 hours till the rest of the world is up and about  !!!
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Post by: iddee on January 06, 2015, 06:05:18 pm
Hope you are sleeping well, Geoff.   :cool:
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Post by: Geoff on January 06, 2015, 06:34:49 pm
  I just hang it on the rest of the world Wally because they are  nearly always a day behind us Downunder  !!
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Post by: Geoff on January 09, 2015, 07:13:24 pm
    Raining again this morning and more to come over the next few days. Cool for January (about 18 degrees C), delays the fire danger time by a couple more weeks. We can relax for awhile.
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Post by: buzzbee on February 14, 2015, 06:36:16 am
Well I'm up getting some bread ready to bake when I get back from work this morning. I will have a shot of coffee and a little cereal then out the door for a few hours. The cold and wind is due to blow back in after short reprieve yesterday. It's not as bad as what the folks in New England are going to see, but with temps heading for near zero and winds up to 50 miles per hour overnight tonight, it is gonna be a cold one for sure. Tomorrows high is forecasted at 6 degrees,but hopefully that wind will die down.
Now where is that member called 1frozenhillbilly. He should feel at home here in PA this weekend!
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Post by: Maggiesdad on February 14, 2015, 09:55:52 am
One cup down, two to go. painting TBHs in the basement.

May the chilly bees cluster on good honey this weekend.  :sad:

Happy Valentine's Day, everybody!
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Post by: buzzbee on March 01, 2015, 07:29:39 am
It sure is nice to see some daylight by 6 in the morning again.Barring heavy cloud cover any way/ Even so, by 6:20 it is getting light. I'm going to pour me a hot cup and head out with the dogs to let them frolic in the new snow thats coming down right now. I know, snow again, but the temps are moderating a bit. This morning it is eleven degrees, twenty degrees warmer than yesterday and that much and more warmer than many of the days the last month or so.
 I had bees flying in the warm sun yesterday, so the weather is looking better.
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Post by: buzzbee on March 19, 2015, 07:50:12 pm
Well,
It's not coffee this time. After a hard day at work and finishing off supper, I am showering up and heading out to the hot tub. It's a pretty balmy 40 degrees and a little daylight left, so a cold adult beverage, a little music and a nice soak should relax me nicely! :happy:

P.S. 
With 4 to 6 inches of snow tomorrow, I'll take it all in today.   Aw heck, the snow won't stop me from a little hot tubbing.
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Post by: beemaster on March 20, 2015, 11:35:14 am

Hi John, how are you doing these days?

Annette, everyone:

I didn't know where to put this message, but I followed links back to the video of all the guys under the parasol and started getting choked up. I went through a left knee surgery back in late November, which was the worse damaged of the two then and it healed well - but I had hurt the right knee the same time and it has gotten very bad and the MRI shows most of my meniscus is shredded - a torn and badly compressed medial meniscus which will be operated on the 20th of this month.

The surgery isn't hard, but the Dr. believes I'll lose most of that meniscus due to previous knee troubles. Most photos from previous Bud Events I have my back brace and knee pads NOT showing, but they were always on - now I'm hoping that this surgery will rid me of much of this pain which has worsened since November. I can't walk stairs for nothing and my estimated time out of work will be 2 weeks, since my duties are not too laborious anymore, I should be doing my work duties.

I have to thank Obama care for making me wait THREE MONTH between knees because of a mandated POST OPERATIVE CARE PERIOD of 90 days. So I had to wait months for the right knee to be done EVENTHOUGH the injury happened the same day. 3 months ago the right knee didn't hurt a 10th as much as it has the last month. Sounds to me that with 3 months post-op, you reduce surgeries to 4 a year, no matter how minor - what a load of crap that is.

So sadly, I'm writing to announce I won't be at Bud7, I just can't see being folded into an airplane seat 4 hours each way and running the distance needed at the airport between flights - I just know it's too much too soon. Then throw in that we will be high-pressure steaming at work until April 15th, which needs three men per shift (and we lost 2 of the 3 new guys already - they both got work back in Virginia where they come from) my boss would not authorize leave now. Normally we have a floater to fill in vacationers, but he is filling the spot of one of the new guys who left. Meanwhile, until they hire someone else, we have 5 overtimes a week

My being out for recovery will cause 7-12 over-times and the boss can justify that of course, but annual leave is not going to happen before April 15th for anyone. Even if they hired anyone new, they aren't much help without experience in the plant.

I know everyone, especially all the new folks that say they are coming, are going to have a great time as always. It's my one weekend a year I get to see and hug all my friends and meet new people face to face - it doesn't get any better than that.

To everyone thinking of going and able to go that weekend - please go, you will not regret it. The things you will learn about beekeeping will go home with you and make you a better beekeeper. And the folks you meet are the best, you will have a ball.

Looking forward to all your videos, pics and writings.

John

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Post by: annette on March 22, 2015, 12:13:06 am
Wow John I didn't know you had so much trouble with your knees.

Take care and just take one day at a time. 

Funny you should mention that video with the guys holding the red parasol. It always made me feel a bit choked up also because I never felt that I deserved that attention. So many people that I never met mentioning my name.  All based on what JP said about me.  I felt sad that I never went to Buds and met everyone who honored me like that. 

Gosh John how far are you from retiring??  Your job sounds so hard. I know that I was dragging myself into work the last few years and had to retire early because I just could not do it anymore.

By the way John, how many bee hives do you keep at home now??  I know you stopped for a while but did not know if you picked it all up again.  I have 1 now and another coming in April.  2 is all I am interested in.

My life is very different since not working anymore. No more heart palpitations. As I have mentioned here before, My biggest concern now every day is what to make for lunch for my hubby.

Good luck with the operation and take it slow and easy. I have discovered that I feel more peaceful if I remember to be grateful for everything I have. Truly feel it from the heart.

Sincerely
Annette :beemaster:

 
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: beemaster on March 22, 2015, 03:05:58 am
Thanks for writing Annette - thought my post went over like a fart in church  :embarassed:

My knees have been an issue since my teens. I had physical therapy for 2 years then. In my early 20s, I had a lateral releasal done after my leg gave out, hyper-flexed and was operated on after being taken from a bowling alley where I was on a league.

I was in a sold cast for 4 months and a removable one for 2 - then had another year of therapy and another year of some heavy pain. I had never felt anything like when I compressed both medial meniscus - literally it felt like I took a hammer to a piece of rubber and smashed it until it split in pieces.

November they did the left and except for my left knee doing most the walking and the right doing most the limping - my left has been okay, but has days where it takes on too much of the load and hurts as well.

I'm looking forward to the surgery, this is horrible and I know the next day I felt soooo much better with the left knee. The problem though with the right is arthritis is bad and my knee cap is greatly thinned out on the inner side. This is all a result from the original surgery in 1989 and the lateral release. Your knees should track forward and back with little movement to the sides, but the lateral releasal has allowed my knee area to move in circular and oval tracking instead of linear - grooving out my knee over 25 years. So it's all caught up.

Next will be knee replacement, hopefully a few years away.

As far as work, roughly 5.5 years to reach my highest "three year" base salary to lock my pension in to a good number - that will give me 43 years at 62.5 years old. Then I'm out of there. I'm so glad I final got my big job promotion to lead operator about 1.5 years ago, it takes 3 more years to get to my top step and at 62.5 I'll have 3 years at that max rate. It should all work out - God willing.

So that's it, I have two 4-12 shifts, 2 days off and then surgery. I just want low pain level so I can get back on the mo-impact bike at work and start burning some calories - These for 4 months my metabolism has gone to crap and I need to build it back up.

Oh, believe me, you are at every Bud Event - if we had one thing we could call a Bud's Olympic Torch, you know darn well it would be your parasol. I know you say it is JPs, but it has much more meaning than that!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: annette on March 25, 2015, 03:58:32 pm
John

I thought you were close to retirement, like soon.

Sorry about your knees and I hope your doing better with the recent surgery you just had.  Keep in touch how you are doing.

Warmer weather would help with the spirit thats for sure. You have endured an ugly winter but soon it will be over.

Take Care
Annette
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: 1frozenhillbilly on April 02, 2015, 09:16:03 pm
i really got to get my internet back on i miss so much doing this remote wifi nonsense, good wishes for the surgery beemaster and enjoy your retirement annete, almost thawed out here, been the warmest winter i can remember in alaska
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: beemaster on April 05, 2015, 05:40:38 pm
Hillbilly, I know what you mean about living in a world of hotspots - I think few people would want that hassle. Before my iPhone I had an iPod and while making the rounds where I work, I had to find wifi and I had one good spot (kinda out of site) and a few too obvious to park even on a coffee break.

I never got an iPhone until AFTER Hurricane Sandy put us without electricity for 8 days - well, I use Sandy also for my reason for getting guns and rightfully so. When you lose a connection with the world, one that a few decades ago no one would have missed - it is a lonely feeling. I worked 4-12 shifts that week and my wife was alone at home in a neighborhood of 300 homes and only 1 in 10 with generators - it was eerie and I was not comfortable her home alone, neither was she. The only way I could share the outside world with her was through screen-shots I took from the work computer on my iPod.

Near work we have an AT&T tower and only 2 of us have their service, the others mostly with Verizon have to go out in the parking lot to get phone service and forget about Internet. Meanwhile, I can watch streaming videos while they get text messages from 2 hours ago. It's good to be at the top of the heap once in a while. Frankly, I couldn't pay for service like they get. Hands down in most of NJ AT&T is continuous service in 4G LTE, rarely does the LTE even drop out.

So at home, if cable goes down, I'm still in touch with the world through my phone. My wife is getting interested in a smartphone, but has no interest in the iPhone, even the 6+ - she likes the Samsungs and such, which isn't a problem since nearly every app now has a version in both devices. But I wouldn't wish a Windows phone on anyone. Mainly cause of the lack of apps and their obvious interest to have none. I guess the thinking was "We'll take Windows 8 which sucks and SHRINK it so we can add SMALL to its annoyance!" great marketing lolol.



Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on April 11, 2015, 11:16:44 am
Well looking over some facebook posts last night and it looks like the 7th annual gathering at Buds is off to a great start. Wish I could have made it this year. It's always a good time. :smile:
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: annette on April 12, 2015, 03:41:48 pm
Will any photos or videos be made to the bee forum?? I don't do face book.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: GSF on April 14, 2015, 04:35:30 pm
We really regret not making it to Buds as well. What a great bunch of folks over there! btw, I caught 15 swarms in my beeyard in a little over 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on May 03, 2015, 08:27:54 am
We are up and welcoming another fine spring day here in N Central PA.
 I am recovering from surgery to correct a radial nerve problem in my right arm as well as carpal tunnel release while they had me down.Hopefully this remedies the 8 months of pain and numbness in the right hand and forearm. Start therapy tomorrow to tone and restrengthen the affected area.
 Be sure to read this slowly as I typed it slowly with my left hand. :smile:
But as I started out,we are going to enjoy this day that has been given us.With blooms sun and bees flying,it just doesn't get any better!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: 1frozenhillbilly on May 07, 2015, 03:20:10 pm
YIPEE! just got my internet back on!  took 3 days for the  :angry: collection agency to process the payment  :angry: but i'm finally back up.  had a talk with the provider about doing business in a seasonal economy community and i think we have that straightened out now.  i also now have an internet capable phone but the screen is so tiny i cant even use it with my reading glasses.  a surveyor i sometimes work for just set a hive i havent had a chance to connect up when he's working on it but once i get it from my phone onto mky computer i'll post a pic in here somewhere of the hive anyway maybe next year i'll move from wannabee to real beek :grin:
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on October 17, 2015, 04:07:42 pm
It may not be morning, but it's cool and breezy today so afternoon coffee is just fine.  I changed out the hot tub water today before it gets too cold. After that I wnet to a local punkin chunkin event that supports a volunteer fire compANY. wHILE THERE i EXERCISED MY SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHT A LITTLE BY PURCHASING A TICKET FOR THE GUN RAFFLE THE DEPARTMENT HAS EVERY YEAR.
Darn caps lock anyway! :embarassed:
 
 I bought three gallons of fresh squeezed apple cider and put it in a carboy with some honey, added ale yeast and an aiir lock a couple days ago. That stuff is perking away like nobodies business down in the basement.  I will need to draw a little off the top for headspace when cleaning the airlock.
https://youtu.be/bkF1UpYj-t0
 Once the tub is filled and back up to temp, I may just have to end my evening ther. :happy:

Title: Buzzbee gets a buzz on
Post by: iddee on October 17, 2015, 05:50:57 pm
So I took it and hid it
Down in my basement
But my wife found out about it
And she told me to
Get rid of it or else

Since I didn't like the
Way she said, or else
I went down there and proceeded
To carry out her instructions

I set the ten little
Bottles on the drainboard
Picked up the first bottle
Pulled the cork out of it
And poured it down the sink
That is, all except one
Little swaller, which I drank

I picked up the next bottle
And I pulled the cork out of it
And I poured it down the sink
All except one little swaller
Which I drank

I picked up the next bottle
And I pulled the sink out of it
And I poured it down the sink
All except one little swaller
Which I drank

I picked up the next sink
And I pulled the bottle out of it
And I poured it down the cork
All except one little swaller
Which I drank

I picked up the next cork
And I pulled the sink out of it
And I poured it down the bottle
All except one teensy weensy
Little swaller, which I sank



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Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: sawdstmakr on October 18, 2015, 08:06:36 am
Yep, time to get the carboy and the frozen blueberries out and put them to work.  :grin:
Jim
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: OldMech on October 18, 2015, 10:09:21 pm
LOL

   I have a batch of Rhubarb wine started, and have a 30 lb box of wild Maine blueberries coming back at Christmas time to make another batch of wine!  WOOO the holidays will be good!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Geoff on October 19, 2015, 05:56:59 pm
   


    Ken if that bomb in the basement goes off wont the rest of the house go with it ? ?
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on October 19, 2015, 10:06:12 pm
Geoff, we'll leave the doors and windows open for pressure relief.   The ferrmentation has settled quite a bit now. But still slowly bubbling.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: 1frozenhillbilly on November 20, 2015, 04:54:23 pm
assuming he didn't completely stopper it that cider should be real good  (and probably gone) by now, i'm back, had a run in with an enraged drunk last summer and when i hit him with a club i ended up in jail all summer.  came home to find my house robbed and my internet dish stolen right off the side of the house, looks like the second half of my year is going a bit rough, i gyuess thats living the adventure, should have my connection back up next month. :shocked:
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: kathyp on November 20, 2015, 09:24:58 pm
Man....that sucks.  I'd have thought you could get away with that in Alaska   :cool:
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on November 26, 2015, 10:20:42 am
assuming he didn't completely stopper it that cider should be real good  (and probably gone) by now, i'm back, had a run in with an enraged drunk last summer and when i hit him with a club i ended up in jail all summer.  came home to find my house robbed and my internet dish stolen right off the side of the house, looks like the second half of my year is going a bit rough, i gyuess thats living the adventure, should have my connection back up next month. :shocked:

What a summer hillbilly. Hope the second half of the year treats you better. I racked off the cider after the heavy ferment was done and still have an airlock on it now. I was actually thinking about sampling some here soon. I'll let you know how it is.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on November 26, 2015, 10:31:27 am
Well, it's still coffee time at my place as I am still standing upright.
I was up early today to the rustle of Mabuzzbee prepping Thanksgiving dinner. I think she was actually up late/early scouring online shopping deals,  :shocked:

We will be having company for dinner,so a good afternoon is in store.

I did see a picture my wife had from one year ago today. I got something else to be thankful for.
https://goo.gl/photos/CbXzkjFPDvoZzjhq9[ You are not allowed to view attachments ]
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: GSF on November 29, 2015, 08:45:12 pm
Nice place
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on December 14, 2015, 08:54:03 pm
Well,
I finally tapped into that cider I had brewing. I have it in a corny keg charged a little with CO2 . The taste is good, and I will carbonate ever slightly. Should make a good holiday refreshment. I know I had some somebody made a couple years ago and it had a faint vinegar taste. This has been absent of air since the initial ferment.  Corny keg was purged with CO2 before transfer. No vinegar taste.    :)
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: herbhome on December 15, 2015, 02:10:09 pm
Sounds great!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: sawdstmakr on December 15, 2015, 08:23:15 pm
Ken,
I will bee right over. Keep it warm.  :grin:
Jim
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: 1frozenhillbilly on December 31, 2015, 04:44:04 pm
well the second half of 2015 was a bit rough but 2016 is coming fast and things are looking up have a happy new year y'all don't drink too much of that cider tonight buzzbee and see y'all next year! :cool:
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: bwallace23350 on April 11, 2016, 08:24:47 pm
Watching it rain eating a breakfast dinner.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: 1frozenhillbilly on May 11, 2016, 05:15:11 am
my the thread got quiet. i finally had to get a new cell phone and found out i can tether it to my laptop and get on the net so the frozen one is back :cool:
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: GSF on May 12, 2016, 04:26:06 pm
Good to see you back O frozen one
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: bwallace23350 on May 13, 2016, 01:44:23 pm
Tomorrow I will try to get a picture up of my french press coffee and my first day off besides Sunday in a long while.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: 1frozenhillbilly on May 22, 2016, 07:53:20 pm
as you can see from my new signature line i just got my ham radio technicians license this morning
been promising myself I'll do that for 39 years and today is the day 73's and look for me on 10 or 2 meters!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on June 18, 2016, 08:29:49 am
Seems like were off for a string f nice weather the next few days. It would be nice to get a few showers here and there, but such is nature.
Im going to fire up the smoker today and cook a couple pork butts for pulled pork.  It will be a great day for putzing around the yard and garden while things are cooking.
Have a great day everyone!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: GSF on June 22, 2016, 08:35:22 am
Our local volunteer FDs have been selling ribs and Boston butts. The VFDs around here have the BBQ down pat!
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on June 27, 2016, 07:12:50 pm
GSF, I am learning when doing butts,that patience is a key factor!  :smile:
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: iddee on June 27, 2016, 07:35:37 pm
I agree with that. Those last 5 degrees in the center takes forever and a day, maybe two days.   :shocked:
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: bwallace23350 on October 07, 2016, 09:13:51 am
It if finally getting cold enough to start brewing beer again. Nothing like grilling out, brewing some beer, watching football, while drinking home brewed beer.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: buzzbee on October 14, 2016, 09:47:30 pm
I may have to pursue brewing another batch this fall.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Hops Brewster on February 09, 2017, 11:00:45 am
Well, this thread petered out...  must have been a busy mead and cider season  :wink:

My youngest daughter is getting married 1st week of June.  Hurray! I'm finally and officially finished raising my kids!
She and her fianc? are paying for the lion's share of the festivities (I raised her right) but I have been tasked with brewing a couple batches of beer for the reception, which will feature brisket and pulled chicken (w/honey BBQ sauce, of course).

I have decided to brew my 2 favorites, a batch of Koelsch and the other batch my Canadian ale w/honey.  I'll start brewing  the Koelsch in about 2 weeks, and the Canadian/honey following week.  Timing should turn out perfectly with just the right aging and carbonation time, and both will go real well with BBQ.

Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: sawdstmakr on February 09, 2017, 12:14:19 pm
Are we invited? :cheesy:
Jim
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Hops Brewster on February 13, 2017, 10:29:05 am
Sure! Bring buzzbee and his cider with ya!  And your guitar.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Lone on February 27, 2017, 09:16:14 pm
You play the guitar, Jim?

Lone
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: sawdstmakr on February 27, 2017, 10:47:31 pm
You play the guitar, Jim?

Lone
Sorry, Can't play a single note. When I was a kid my dad had nice organ. I tried to learn how to play it but it was hopeless.
Jimmmy
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: bwallace23350 on February 28, 2017, 06:59:12 am
I am musically not talented either but I looking for a piano for my son. His mother can play several instruments so maybe he inherited that from her.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: GSF on March 17, 2017, 08:29:41 am
leaving work early today, I got about 15 hives I need to get ready to sell.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Dallasbeek on March 17, 2017, 05:55:09 pm
I am musically not talented either but I looking for a piano for my son. His mother can play several instruments so maybe he inherited that from her.

A keyboard weighs a lot less and can be easily moved around.  Probably cheaper, too.  Bought one for our son when he went to college.  Played in bands and paid his way through college and medical school, but he switched to drums and still plays in bands with a bunch of other doctors.  Drums are much bulkier than a keyboard, though.  He must like hitting things and making a lot of noise.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: bwallace23350 on March 18, 2017, 01:23:48 pm
I am musically not talented either but I looking for a piano for my son. His mother can play several instruments so maybe he inherited that from her.

A keyboard weighs a lot less and can be easily moved around.  Probably cheaper, too.  Bought one for our son when he went to college.  Played in bands and paid his way through college and medical school, but he switched to drums and still plays in bands with a bunch of other doctors.  Drums are much bulkier than a keyboard, though.  He must like hitting things and making a lot of noise.

That is true and thanks for the advice. I will probably spring for the keyboard soon enough.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: tycrnp on May 08, 2017, 11:59:49 am
leaving work early today, I got about 15 hives I need to get ready to sell.

Do you sell the wooden hives, or the bee colonies?  Just curious.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: GSF on August 10, 2017, 01:32:34 pm
tycrnp; I apologize for not seeing your question earlier. I sell anything from just 5 drawn combs with bees up to an entire hive.
Title: Breakfast
Post by: iddee on October 08, 2017, 11:21:19 am
Venison Sausage, scratch biscuits, free range eggs, milk gravy, hot coffee and a glass of milk.

I think I'm ready to face the day.  :cool:
Title: Re: Breakfast
Post by: Acebird on October 08, 2017, 11:39:57 am
Venison Sausage, scratch biscuits, free range eggs, milk gravy, hot coffee and a glass of milk.

I think I'm ready to face the day.  :cool:

Didn't you just have a bypass?  Holding back to the free range eggs and coffee would help you see another day.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: iddee on October 08, 2017, 11:44:04 am
50 years of bliss is better than 90 years of misery.

I enjoy life, whether it be long or short.    :grin:
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: gww on October 08, 2017, 11:50:52 am
iddee
Quote
50 years of bliss is better than 90 years of misery.

I enjoy life, whether it be long or short.   

Ditto.
Cheers
gww
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Acebird on October 08, 2017, 12:17:34 pm
50 years of bliss is better than 90 years of misery.

I am OK with that attitude as long as some entitlement didn't pay for the surgery.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: iddee on October 08, 2017, 02:27:36 pm
Depends on what you call entitlement. Do you consider your weekly paycheck an entitlement? After all, it is something you receive for something you did.
If your car is hit by someone else, is it an entitlement when they pay you for the damage they did? If so, I guess it was an entitlement that paid for the surgery. The Army said it was caused by something they did and they were liable.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: sawdstmakr on October 08, 2017, 03:01:50 pm
Venison Sausage, scratch biscuits, free range eggs, milk gravy, hot coffee and a glass of milk.

I think I'm ready to face the day.  :cool:
As long as you had honey on that biscuit you will bee fine.  :smile:
Jim
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: iddee on October 08, 2017, 03:55:18 pm
The honey bear sets on my table at all times. Just finished a peanut butter and honey sandwich.

JIM, I EAT MY HONEY EVERY DAY.................................
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Acebird on October 08, 2017, 04:43:21 pm
The Army said it was caused by something they did and they were liable.

The Army pays for something they did?  That is a real joke.  The Army doesn't pay for anything.  The American people do.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: iddee on October 08, 2017, 06:27:44 pm
Sounds just like Acebird. Doesn't even know the Army consists of the American people. Probably thinks it's made up of Russian infiltrators.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: sawdstmakr on October 08, 2017, 06:58:34 pm
Sounds just like Acebird. Doesn't even know the Army consists of the American people. Probably thinks it's made up of Russian infiltrators.
:cheesy:
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Acebird on October 08, 2017, 07:51:38 pm
Thankfully there are very few Americans in the Army.  I would like to see a lot less.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Acebird on October 08, 2017, 08:03:17 pm
Probably thinks it's made up of Russian infiltrators.
The actually Americans that fight these wars are minorities or under privileged citizens.  After they lose their arms, legs or mental stability they come back to white supremacy.  They are not welcome with open arms.  Well, maybe the few that are white but God forbid they go on welfare.  Then they are scum.

The educated know where the Russian infiltrators are concentrating their efforts and it is not at the bottom.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Psparr on October 08, 2017, 08:10:18 pm
How much kool-aid have you had today?
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: Acebird on October 08, 2017, 08:31:58 pm
How much kool-aid have you had today?
Who would drink that unless they had a death wish.
Title: Re: Coffee's Ready
Post by: tycrnp on October 08, 2017, 08:43:37 pm

The educated know where the Russian infiltrators are concentrating their efforts and it is not at the bottom.
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Like this fine West Point grad?

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