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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

I was a Lazy Bee

You told me it wasn't possible, but I hung out all day in my pj's and read a book! It was too cold to do much of anything yesterday.

My husband and the neighbor across the way went out to look at the tractors. They were gone for 4 hours, having to drive almost to Oklahoma. When he returned, he told me that they were more of a mess then lead to believe. He didn't fault the seller though. The man is retired from California, and merely farm sitting for a friend. His friend, the real owner, told him to sell off the tractors, and the man told us everything that he knew about them. They had been running when they were parked, 10 years ago. But there was so much damage from neglect and time and pests, that we would have spent more in repair then on purchase. and even though my husband just got a wonderful job offer (yes you read tat correctly. And it is with a tractor company) we just can not justify the end expense right now.

The man we are buying the bees from emailed me yesterday. Because of some weather issues (flooding, tornadoes, etc.) the bees might be another 3 weeks in getting here. We are fine with that. We have some concerns even if we are excited. I have never been stung. My mother's farm had wasps, and I have been stung by them, my mother has bees as well (as my longer readers know). I have never been stung, so have no idea what the outcome of a bee sting will be. None of my boys have been stung either. My husband has. I am not overly concerned about a bee sting though, as I can't seem to break out from poison ivy. (great story about my maternal grandmother, she use to eat it to become immune to eat. Can you imagine!)

I am also looking at adding to my collection of goats. 6E Farm, which is only an hour and a half east of me, has angora goats for sale. I am more then just a little tempted to get one or two. I wonder if whirled would have a 1 day spinning class in her new shop. I would have to get a motel room, but hey...why not. My mother is excited about going to her opening, she loves her wools that she has pictured. I myself have a thing for the nekid sheep.

This evening, the neighbor across the way and my husband are off to go get my husband's grandfather's tractor. It's free and needs a lot of work. It would be nice to be a rich homesteader some days. ~sigh~ (fantasize)

10 comments:

Meg said...

Congrats on the job offer! And the bees--that's pretty cool.

Phelan said...

Thanks Meg. The job offer was a big surprise as he hadn't put in a resume or app.

alrescate said...

A job offer? Whoo-hoo!

I know a local-to-me spinner so if you do get a goat and have questions I might have a source to tap.

Stephanie said...

An unexpected job offer! How exciting! Hope it all works out!

Tim Appleton (Applehead) said...

a rich homesteader? I don't think that exists.

Robbyn said...

A job, yayyyy!!! So excited you're getting your bees :) We were outdoors a lot growing up, and had plenty of bees buzzing around and mom always kept some Benadryl handy in case anyone had a reaction. I do have a handy tip, though, for the actual ouch of the stinger, aside from any allergy concerns...we found that for bee or wasp or other stings, if you pop open one of those liqui-gel caps of a Vitamin E capsule, and rub it into the sting (after taking the stinger out by rubbing your finger sideways across it to pull the stinger out sideways) it takes the sting right out! All the way...which also came in handy

Life at Dogfight Cove said...

i am so allergic to poison ivy that i'm thinking of eating it! scary...

Phelan said...

alrescate, ya know me. I will be asking away. oh and I wanted to tell you. I haven't been able to get onto lj for 3 weeks. Everytime I go to post or reply I get a blank screen.

Stephanie, so do I.

Tim, see today's post.

Robbyn, good trick. I will try to remember that.

LDC, I'm not allergic, and even I cringe thinking about it.

alrescate said...

Ah, I wondered where you were. I suspect I'll have some news on the 8th or 9th to share. I'll email you when I hear. (You're still with juno right?)

Ginnie said...

Good for you for taking a well deserved break, and fantastic news about the job offer for your husband.

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