Coffee 10-5-13

Re: Coffee 10-5-13

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:18 pm

Hi everyone,

Up and out early this morning - off to the county landfill for another load of mulch. I like to beat the crowds. The backyard is starting to look as if someone cares. The Red Creeping Fescue is coming up fine - it should it's breed to grow in sun or shade. We have been enjoying s'mores around DK's fire pit on many of these San Diego evenings. You know those evenings with low humidity and temperatures in the high 70* low 80* - just like in San Diego most of the time.

I was in the hive last weekend and found this - one of the combs of stored winter food honey had gotten so heavy it fell. Because it's so tight in the hive it leaned against the next comb and the girls "welded" them together. That's not good. I had to cut it apart, letting the broken comb fall to the floor of the hive so the honey could be recaptured by the girls. Hopefully, they stored it in some empty combs I had available to put in the hive. I'm going back today to check it out. I put the Top Bar back in and the girls will rebuild the comb on it. It will be interesting to see how comb they have built in a week. Here in VA the bees are still finding gobs and gobs of nectar and pollen, golden rod ,those tiny yellow clover flowers as well as plants (weeds) I have no idea what they are. Given the current nectar flow I may be able to take some honey this fall after all.

Other then that, not much going on here. Yeah, except for the Government shutdown and all those sideshows, the Navy Yard shooting and now that incident on the mall which ended up tragically on Capital Hill. Not to worry, the more things change the more things stay the same. Take care, Lisa
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Here two combs of honey have been attached together after the one tore from its Top Bar. This was honey the girls stored for the winter
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This is the Top Bar. I will leave the comb that's there and the girls will use it to start rebuilding the comb.
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One of the girls walking across the broken edge of the Top Bar that fell. She will close up the opened cells and start filling them with more honey.
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Re: Coffee 10-5-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:40 pm

Those bees keep you busy as a.....you know.

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Re: Coffee 10-5-13

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:20 pm

Hi all,

I wanted to show you what I found in the hive yesterday. They are stronger today than they were a week ago but it's late in the year. Hopefully, they'll make through the winter.
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These workers are finishing cleaning the old top prior to rebuilding the comb.
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All that's left of the broken comb after a week of the girls working on it. They have emptied the cells and moved the honey and comb to other locations around the hive - one bite at a time.
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This comb received a lot of the honey. Notice the large passage holes at the top of the comb. Those let the bees move around the hive.
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Re: Coffee 10-5-13

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:24 pm

jpete wrote:
anthony7812 wrote:SMitty please fill some of us in..WTF is that?!


Normally called "hen of the woods" and they're mighty good eating. And they retail for about $20/lb.

http://www.foodonthefood.com/food_on_th ... hroom.html


Around here we call them Sheepshead or Ramshead Mushroom :)

http://americanmushrooms.com/edibles1.htm
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Re: Coffee 10-5-13

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:34 am

Looking thru some pics of warmer weather and the twins...
This is where we find the good eatin'...
Not fungi in the woods...
Shellfish on the water...
In comfort...
The little boat in front is about 30 feet...
Look to the left front of the bow see the little Whaler...
Thats about 17 feet...
Chatham...
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Re: Coffee 10-5-13

PostBy: dcrane On: Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:45 pm

for those who don't know... CapeCoaler in Chatham is right in the heart of where all the wealthy folk like to go chill and hang out :clap:
Republicans dominate Chatham (unlike the rest of MA.) LOL

anyways... spent the entire day working on a chimney repair I thought would be 2 hours :mad3: Next time a mason gives me a price on a job I wont laugh in his face anymore... My aching back, My aching arms, and im sure my work looks like Snot (it got dark so I wont really know until tommorow :cry: )
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Re: Coffee 10-5-13

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:15 am

Who cares what it looks like! As long as it works.

Words I live by! :lol:
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Re: Coffee 10-5-13

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:51 pm

McGiever wrote:
jpete wrote:
anthony7812 wrote:SMitty please fill some of us in..WTF is that?!


Normally called "hen of the woods" and they're mighty good eating. And they retail for about $20/lb.

http://www.foodonthefood.com/food_on_th ... hroom.html


Around here we call them Sheepshead or Ramshead Mushroom :)

http://americanmushrooms.com/edibles1.htm


It's old coffee but I was out on the back roads going over two valleys to TSC and look what I spotted :!:

Do you think I should go back and get them? They're right on the edge of the road across from a few houses on a wooded hillside. Tempting ...
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Re: Coffee 10-5-13

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:39 pm

I'm no expert on that stuff - my neighbor is the one who rounded all that up for me. I'd do some research first just to make sure. The color of the underside dictates whether or not it'll make you wish you were dead ... or not .. and I can't remember the colors! :shock: :sick:
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Re: Coffee 10-5-13

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:52 pm

That's always the problem with that hobby. You're right or you're really wrong! :sick: I'll pass up the mushroom. :|
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Re: Coffee 10-5-13

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:19 pm

If I recall right any fungus like that growing on wood like an old stump or side of a tree are editable it's the buttons & toad stools you have to watch for, basically there is no nutritional value in any but some really taste great. There again survival training was long ago & my memory, well anyway I think it's OK. :bag: :whistle:
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