Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Where Everybody Knows Your Name...

Have you discovered yet that our house is GCS?  It greets you as you walk in the door...

I know some of you may think we always have lots going on and all helping hands are on deck. 

But I like to think that we are just a good watering hole!  All are welcome, the door is always open, there is usually something to fill your belly, and we always know your name.  We've never met a stranger and we are blessed with many friends and family.

The last time we harvested honey, it was on the spur of the moment.  The peanut gallery was not happy!  So this time, it was General Admission, as usual.  :)

Meet Rookie Rick...he's is married to my friend Heather.  To say that they enjoyed the honey we gave them would be an understatement.  We could smell the wheels turning 10 miles away and sure enough  - they are going to start beekeeping next Spring!!  So he moseyed on over tonight to see what it was all about!  I'm calling him Rookie Rick, because 1)  He's new to beekeeping  2)  He's ornery and  3)  Well...he's just ornery.  A girls gotta get her jabs in when she can, right?  If I had to venture a guess, he's declaring war on me right about now...

Well, I think we learned'em up alright...lesson learned:  bees can sting.  He took two, one on each hand.  Not to be outdone, Pig Pen took two also! 

As you'll see, everyone came out to witness this time and also try their hand at the various tasks.  Of course it went super fast!  How could it not with so many curious cats around?  What were we thinking letting all those folks play with sharp pointy objects??
Pops
Aunt Kathy
Momma M

I took alot of pictures and will post some more tomorrow...that way everyone gets their fame!  I did my best to get some photos out by the hive.  Brave?  No.  Did I run?  Yes. 

Fortunes will be paid out to all the busy bee helpers in the form of what else?

Honey!

6 comments:

  1. Awww, see now I want to come over and have everyone know my name! You are so very lucky to have such a great group of friends.

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  2. It was so much fun!!! The honey is FABULOUS!!!!

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  3. AUNT LORI FROM NASHVILLESeptember 1, 2010 at 9:19 AM

    I WISH I WAS THERE. I HATE MISSING ALL THE FAMILY FUN. YOU MOTIVATE ME TO BE A HEALTHIER PERSON. LOVE YOU BOTH

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  4. OMG!!! Aunt Lori is here! Aunt Lori is here!! I am jumping around like a girl!

    We wish you were here too! Just think of all the horrible things we could do to you! HA!!!

    Ya know, we always have a nice camper for you guys to stay in, so you just come on up whenever you get the itch!

    We love you too!!!

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  5. you dont know how ornery:)

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