I have been trying to get this post up- for two days. Argh! Finishing up the last of my honey extraction, treating my bees for varroa mite, doing my other chores, doing some writing, blah blah blah list goes on.
Got a new honey customer today who bought an entire case from me (12 x 1 kg jars.) I was very pleased. She goes through a lot of honey and said she would be back for more. I showed her some of my hives. She talks to bees too, so I'm not the only nutcase around these parts!
AND last weekend we bought a TRACTOR that arrives tomorrow! a Kubota 4600L or something like that. Photos to follow upon its arrival. Gordon is incapable of tinkering with machinery, so after much debate and years of study, we bought new.
Meanwhile, I have gone back to my naturally curly hair state...
...and Sophie HATES having her photo taken! It's a miracle she looked at the camera for this.
The hair... I never ever straightened my hair until about two years ago, then decided to do it for fun. But now I am tired of Mr. Flat Iron and I miss my natural curls/waves, so there you go. My hairdresser has some grand plan for my hair, apparently. :)
Meanwhile, darling Louise is being spayed tomorrow...
We get to bring her home FRIDAY!! I cannot wait. I have an array of new cat toys and treats to keep everyone busy and distracted. I am so longing to spring her from the joint.
And I took some bug macros last week..,
Stink bug (I think) on a pumpkin!
And another bug on pumpkin...
SO cute! Look at those itty-bitty bug eyes! Feel free to identify it for me. I haven't had a chance to look it up yet.
And here is a bumblebee on a sunflower, thoroughly dusted in pollen.
All the pollinators are going crazy on the sunflowers right now, as they are one of the few things still blooming. There are some asters, sedum and coneflowers still out, but the goldenrod is done!
Still some borage, too! I planted white and blue. This is Ms. Honey Bee with her little green friend!
And hello, crab spider! Love her bright yellow colour against the blue borage.
And a long-horned bee doing a headstand. I watched her get covered in pollen, then dive out head first. She was wiping her back legs as she did this, but it looks like she's drunk on gold dust!
I think these long-horned bees are terribly cute. But then, I think all bees are terribly cute.
Look at that! Three bees and a caterpillar, all enjoying the sunflower.
And hello there,
assassin AMBUSH bug!
(Sorry, I had a brain fart yesterday and typed "assassin" instead of "ambush"!)
These little guys look like total space aliens!
Have yourselves a fantabulous Wednesday evening.