Day 4: Solar @ #albertaorchardwellness tools of the trade aka learning pipefitting before, between and after storms. When the rentals and trade folks have done their job, the shovels, rakes, picks and other tools I don’t even know the name of get to be used by me. The last time I worked this hard was #rockcrew @ #mountmadonnacenter in the hills just east of Santa Cruz. I collected and washed up all these friends after doing my best to prime, glue, couple, tee and 90 the pvc into water lines that will nourish trees and flowers, plant veggies, quench the thirst of the pups and clean off many boots and hands.
Love your trades folk. It’s good work. It’s skilled work. It’s real physical labour. Adore your master crafts folk. Love your given and chosen family. They are the last ones on the scene with you. I re-appreciate a good trench. I re-appreciate how my water gets to my faucet. I re-appreciate how the light bulb becomes illuminated.
Sustainable lifestyles are not always rainbows and peace signs. Glamping can get very unglamorous in the heat and the mud and the sweat. And celebrate that pipes and lines are underground and covered deep. A few faucets still need to be set but this weekend was a huge leap forward.
The #bee mentor came over around sunset and we loaded a very heavy double box of bees and honey onto his truck and delivered to a farm near demopolis. My first sale. The bees are an amazing cross of Minnesota hygenics and Alabama native. Very strong and beautiful. It was an adventure getting them there. Let’s just say we wore our bee suits in the truck on the way back. It was fun, in some weird and never before way.
Be grateful. Be kind to each other. And thank you Teresa Cribelli @tacoflotilla for a well timed and much needed and appreciated #reiki session yesterday.
Bee Love 🐝♥️ two times today, I found exhausted, tired bees. We took them home, gave them water, fed them with good quality local honey & transmited energy so once they have recovered they could set out on their mission again.
One of the bees has come back& flew in and out our home. She flew close to our cheeks, as if caressing us.
I love bees!! Amazing creatures. They are sacred, like all the animals 🙏
Please consider the following suggestions/ input if you aren't already up with it: * alwayd buy local honey whenever possible
*demeter honey,as far as I know will always keep enough honey for the bees themselfs
*ask if a fair amount of their own honey is left for the bees for the winter/spring season
*feeding bees sugar water is a poor choice we should not accept nor tolerate!!!
*when your jar of honey is empty, use the remaining honey which can't be taken out with a spoon for a tea.make sure to not add the boiling hot tea to into the jar as it will destroy precious enzymes, vitamins and minerals
*once your jar is emptyemptyempty (as far as visible with our earth eyes), please wash the jar clean thoroughly bevor disposing in the glas recycling container. the smell of honey, even tinny, little traces will attract bees into the recycling container where the possibility of picking up germs,fungues and bacteria is very likely due to unhygenic situation inside the container. this will longterm contaminate the entire bee hive, causing illness and disease ☹
*please keep in mind, that honey is precious!don't waste it!don't take it for granted!
*consider the amount of honey your are consuming on a daily basis,remeber it is a precious and amazing power food
*please buy only local & organic fruit&veggies!
*avoid the cheep stuff which is full of chemicals which will kill our beloved bees!!! PLEASE HELP ME WITH YOUR KNOWLEDGE IF I HAVE FORGOTTEN TO MENTION OTHER IMPORTANT FACTS!!
OR IF I SIMPLY DON'T KNOW THEM YET
THANK YOU FOR CARRYING AND LOVING OUR BEAUTIFUL PLANET AND ALL ITS AMAZING CREATURES!
Hive inspection ✔ both hives have freshly laid eggs and we saw each queen. They are hungry in this drought and eating all their food. We replenished both feeders. This morning we spent time in the garden preparing rows with fresh compost and working through a bit more weeding. Are all of you having as lovely a day? .
A honey bee (or honeybee) is any member of the genus Apis, primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests from wax. ▶Bee Facts◀ ▪A queen can lay 1500 to 3000 eggs in a single 24 hour period. Her goal is to lay more eggs each day than the number of bees that are dying off in a colony, which can be 100-1000 per day. ▪Eggs are deposited into the bottom of beeswax brood comb cells and a bee is in the egg stage for 3 days. Worker bees secrete beeswax from a series of glands on their abdomens. They use the wax to form the walls and caps of the comb. ▪Larva in cells look somewhat like little worms. The body is composed of a head plus 13 ring-like divisions orsegments. It grows to fill the cell very quickly. Between the day it emerges from the egg until it reaches the fifth day of development, it will grow six times it’s body weight during each 24 hour period of development. ▪Healthy larva are white in color.
Again there are loads of variations of this, but this is my favourite&the one my kids like the best too. The Rude Health milk is naturally sweet (& the only 'milk' I've found that's organic& has no additives) & the goats milk makes it really creamy. As stevia goes well with milk you only need a tiny bit of honey or maple syrup, meaning there are no big sugar spikes. I've tried sneaking in various green things when I give this to my kids but spinach is the only one that goes unnoticed. Superfood powders like acerola cherry or baobab can easily be added to give an extra boost, as can bee pollen& lecithin.
Approx 10 strawberries
Big handful of spinach
Small glass of raw goats milk
Small glass of almond milk
Small glass of Rude Health coconut milk
Sprinkle of salt
Pinch of vanilla powder
3-4 drops stevia
Splash of maple syrup