Sunday, January 12, 2014
Sunday Reading - I was Wrong There is a Galt's Gulch
Last time I looked the temp was being reported as 65 degrees today. The warm sun and relatively high and dry wind is drying things out rather quickly so I have hopes to get out and cut some of my felled trees up some more by Tuesday.
The official casualty count is just one for the bee hives. The other 10 hives appear to be quite strong and going good. They sure were hitting the emergency sugar feed I had on the hives for them but only the North Apiary is actually getting sugar syrup from the hummingbird feeder as yet. I don't know why the Garden hives aren't hitting their feeder, they sure didn't have an issue hitting it all Summer when the hummingbirds were trying to eat.
I did a cursory inspection of the dead hive and it looks like they actually starved to death. I took some pictures and will make a post about what I found tomorrow once I download them from the camera and make sure they came out. The more I looked the more disappointed I was because those girls tried their best to survive they just couldn't contend with the low stores, small size and the sub-zero arctic blast. They only had maybe five frames of comb drawn out and I should have tried to condense their area down but I was limited by the frame sizes I had available to give them some capped honey for Winter.
While browsing the news articles and such this morning it finally dawned on me that I had in fact been wrong. There really is a Galt's Gulch and it's the entire US of A.
This just keeps getting better and better.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!