Basic precepts of Acorns to Oaks Bible studies.
What bizarre ideas spring forth from my little bee brain! Our hives are all still thriving, judging by the flurry of activity around them on … More…
Exploring the idea that discrimination against certain behaviors in the conduct of business and life is not necessarily immoral even when based upon personal prejudice, and may in fact be a loving Christian’s only valid moral position.
The bittersweet air of Christmas time, and the remorseful reflection brought on by a thorough scrubbing of my contact list in preparation for sending out Christmas cards for the first time in many years.
Brian and Sue Hupp Christmas card enclosure letter – 2017.
A “war” story about the often deleterious effects of using cheater pipes on wrenches. A dear friend recently reminded me of how sections of pipe are sometimes put onto the handles of tools like pipe wrenches to increase leverage – often with “suboptimal” results. It reminded me of this story.
A glimmer of hope for the colony we had assumed was queenless, despite the ignorance and arrogance of their keeper.
Today was a heartbreaking day here at Jehovah Jireh Apiary.
Summary of hive inspections at Jehovah Jireh apiary, October 26, 2017. Hive 1 – found several bees with DWV, and several dead, white, nearly emerged pupae on bottom screen. Otherwise okay. Hive 2 – found queen, but she isn’t marked. This hive may have swarmed or superseded. Hive 3 – On its way out. No eggs, no uncapped brood. Very sparse capped brood. Low worker population.
Rudyard Kipling is accused – with good reason – of being a racist and an imperialist, but this poem attests that he was also a prophet. I share it here in its entirety because the online resources I’ve found are full of transcription errors which destroy not only the meter and rhyme, but the meaning of the words. How does one forge a sward, pray tell?