I have been sick for days now, with little improvement. I can’t remember being this sick since I had the measles when I was a little kid.
Wrapping my legs in a blanket until they get toasty warm appears to be the cure for how achy they feel. The throbbing headache and throat that feels like I swallowed a football is another matter. I’m trying teas such as “Throat Coat” and “Breathe Easy” from Traditional Medicinals. Soothing but not curing.
However, my time at home has been enlightening. I’ve discovered what my trio does when I’m at work.
Actually, when I’m not home, Latte is in her crate, my solution after she chewed a hole in my couch. There are some trust issues now…
And this is what the trio does when I sit down on the couch (a rarity) to read a book and drink some tea (that spot of maroon is me).
So this little down and out period has interfered with moving forward on my beekeeping plans, the first thing beeing that I need to create an educational flyer that I can hand out when I go to neighbors houses to find out if anyone is allergic to bees and objects to me having two hives. There is no beekeeping policy where I live so I don’t have to do this but in the beekeeping class, we were advised to bee upfront and take preemptive steps to avoid neighbor problems later.
You may wonder why I’d have two hives in such a small area. It’s actually like I’d only have one hive. The second is to divide off the bees when they start to get too crowded and avoid having them swarm. The old hive pretty much ends up dying off each winter. It’s the Minnesota winter nature of things.
I do hope to have enough energy today to got to Egg Plant Urban Farm Supply and get information about obtaining chicks and a coop. Chickens will help me get over the disappointment if one of the neighbors puts the kibosh on my beekeeping plans.