Monday, May 30, 2011

Busy Bee Memorial Weekend

Saturday was spent goofing off -- shopping, yard sale-ing, farmers market-ing.. and other fun things. Aren’t goof-off days fun? They don’t happen often enough, in my opinion.

Sunday, among other chores, we fed the bees again. They are really working hard and dining on lots of sugar water!


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Banjo, keeping her distance from the bees.


Today was coop cleaning day. Sappo is never amused when he’s locked out of the coop for awhile.


And I rescued a stuck snapping turtle from some old wire. He was so well camouflaged I would have missed him, had it not been for Henry the Cat’s curiosity.

I used these to cut the wire… (thankfully, this tool has long handles!)

Ruby watches in bewilderment as the Snapper “runs” free.



Banjo says, ‘oh what a weekend!’ and takes a dip in her Country Hot Tub.


We put our busy-ness on pause for a bit and say Thank You to all who have served, and are serving

our great country.

flags1 Waving Flags captured at Centralia MO cemetery 2009.

Hope everyone has enjoyed a safe and happy holiday weekend!


TexWisGirl said...

great post. :) we get snappers sometimes too as they travel to lay their eggs - they always butt up against the fencelines until our dogs find them. the bee shots are wonderful - well, all of your shots are wonderful. :)

Michaele said...

Nice photos. The turtle turned to say thank you I am sure. Banjo looks like a great farm dog.

Sue said...

Great post, loved all the photos, especially Banjo taking a break in the tub, so cute.
We recently rescued a snapping turtle from one of our fences, he was determined to try and go through it. lol
Thanks for sharing.

Diana Ferguson said...

Great pics!

Dog Trot Farm said...

A very busy weekend indeed! Wonderful photos, I especially enjoyed seeing Banjo in her hot tub! BTW I love your header photo it is lovely! Blessings from Maine, Julie.

Unknown said...

Great bee shots Tammy! I'm in an hour to you know where; I best get some sugar water made! : )

Your fellow Bee Girl ; )

Jayme Goffin, The Coop Keeper said...

Sounds like such a 'bee utiful' weekend! ha! My bees are so busy too - don't you love when you see one of them on your flowers? I get so tickled. You are livin' the dream! : -D

Dawn said...

Wonderful photos. My dog has a tub like that also. Have a Great Week:)

Janet @ My Miniature Donkeys said...

Amazing photos as usual, Tammy

Gone Country said...

Great shots! Banjo's a smart dog staying away from the bees and taking a dip in his 'tub'! So cute! Love all your farm animals!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Bees are on my to-get list...soon. Yours look happy to have the sweet drink, as well they should.

Melinda said...

You are busy bees!
Love the country hot tub! Too funny.

Happy Tuesday.


Chris at Red Gate Farm said...

I didn't realize bees needed sugar water.... I suppose I should learn a little more about this bee keeping thing.

Love your flag photo, a wonderful reminder for us all.


Catherine said...

Hi Tammy!
Bees here are threatened by pollution and lots of them die; i love bees , i have some in my garden and try to protect them!

The Silver Age Sara said...

Sounds as though you had a wonderful holiday weekend. I envy you your bees and you are a wonderful person to rescue the turtle.

McVal said...

I think it's funny the dog kept her distance from the bees! How did she figure THAT out?
I'm glad you had a great Memorial Day!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Hi Tammy, sounds like you had a great weekend. Cute photo of doggie in his country hot tub! I think we used to have one of those. Great photos and I really love the photo of the flags. Have a good Wednesday.

Ironstone and Pine said...

I love the bees!! But Im a little intimadated by the snapper, guess Id have done the same thing but they aren't my favorite creature :)

Kilauea Poetry said...

Tammy, this was precious and inspiring! When I see bees- that's a good thing as we need them now more than the daisy in Banjo's mouth and glad Mr. Turtle was rescued!! Your gang is delightful..yes, we have so much to be thankful for-
Much appreciation for your kind words:)

Jenny said...

Thanks for having us over! It was fun hanging out at the farm with you!

Down On The Farm said...

Purty pictures!! Summer has set in with a vengeance around here hasn't it? HOT HOT HOT!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

mountain mama said...

great bee pics!!

i love those kind of days...can't wait to get back into the swing of things soon :)

yoel said...

What a wonderful menagerie you have! Ruby is so cute watching the tortoise.

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

You and Andrea~my bee girls!!!!
Poor Sappo-he looks quite forlorn...

Loved this post! Have a great day, Tammy!
xo, misha

Dandy said...

OMG! I was trying to get my mom to come over here and check out your bee pictures.. I kept telling her to click on the link from my commenting post and she kept telling me there weren't any bee pictures.

I figured she didn't know how to the internet.

So I checked it out and realized I had RR's link on there! Sorry! Did you try the link? You shoulda smacked me, ha!

Dandy said...

By the way- we get a ton of compliments on that shirt when he wears it out

Blondee said...

Love the snapping turtle pics! How cool is that?!

I am still fascinated by your bee updates, when you say sugar water is poured for them, the same stuff you fill a hummingbird feeder with? Is the hive crawling with ants??

Anonymous said...

What great pictures Tammy! The bee photos are divine... and I love Banjo's hot tub! :)

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

So enjoyed my visit! What a truly great weekend. We need a bee boss here so I'm jealous... Banjo looks to enjoy the same pusuits as our Olivia. And whenever I see mini donkeys on Craigslist I think of your beautiful Ruby and friends! Bee well! ;-)

Maura @ Kisiwa Creek Photography said...

Hi Tammy!
You're so lucky to have your bees in containment and get to enjoy the 'fruits' of their labor. Our bees aren't really ours..they're wild and still live in our corn crib. We don't use it...probably because of the bees ;) but we live in harmony. We provide pollen and they pollinate our fruit trees and veggies and flowers. It's a good relationship. Enjoy your porch and like us...keep dreaming about your future screened in porch and hanging bed ;) Have a wonderful day.
Maura :)

GardenOfDaisies said...

Thank you for taking such good care of all God's creatures. The bees, the little turtle, and all the others. Love that country hot tub! My sister in law filled a baby pool for her German Shepherd. :-)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Beautiful photos, you've got a great eye!

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