The almonds are loaded this year, and there simply aren't enough bees to go around what with the short bloom time (caused by the dry N wind). My SIL was wise enough a few years back to see this coming, and took apiary classes. Then started raising his own bees and training one of his men to manage the bees for his farming operations.
We need rain, and a lot less wind. The North wind has been howling, and once again parts of the state are on fire. A friend's daughter & SIL had to evacuate their place an hour ago.
I've been busy cleaning at Marymine's, while she and Lauren are in Vegas for a volleyball tourney.
Attended the memorial gathering for the mother of my three brothers by another mother on Saturday.
|their mom, my Dad, & their dad, all gone now|
The tall tales of their parents & my Dad were on going. So good to get to see them and their wives again, and swap stories of our kids and grandkids.
|Marymine's cross wall|
Today the N wind was again cold and howling. Worked at Marymine's early, went to Mass, came back and grandson, Cody helped me transfer all my worldly goods from Marymine's trailer, and my pickup to my Sean's trailer. A friend of my Sean's that lives in Modesto was in Vancouver for a visit and offered to pull the trailer down on his way home. It was a big help, this way when the time comes I can fly my Sean down, and have him drive my pickup & the trailer up there, while I drive my SUV. One and done!