Sunday, July 27, 2014
Sunday Reading - Honey and Misbehaving Parents
I had to go over and mow my dad's lawn this morning. It's our weekly to bi-weekly ritual now that he can't do it all himself. I been doing all the push mowing and weed eating for the last several years for him but he insists on still doing the riding mower part. It took him a long while before he would admit I had to do the other parts so I am not pressing him on the rider.
Anyway it seems these days every time I go over to his place there is something odd I have to ask him about. One time his little trailer he keeps under the car port was halfway out in the road and I found out he had used it to help a friend and then couldn't get it back where it belongs. Rather than calling me to come push it back into it's spot he left it there until I came by to mow.
Today I am mowing away and I come across this burned spot in his back yard. My first thought was that some neighbor kids had been back there burning something. No it turns out he and his friend decided to burn their important papers together and had a couple of beers while doing so.
I have noticed of late every time I notice something unusual and ask him about it his reply starts with "Me and Buddy....." not the guys real name but it's always the same guy.
Ya know if I had done stuff like that as a kid he would be lecturing me on open burning stuff in the yard when the grass is all dead or making sure everything is out of the way and back in it's proper place. etc. etc. yadda yadda.
Last Summer him and Buddy got Buddy's lawn mower stuck trying to get it on the trailer, they called me to come man handle it back onto the ramps so they could take it into the shop. Or was it so Buddy could return it? That guy is always buying big stuff and then finding he isn't happy with it.
I am starting to wonder if I am going to have to go bail those two out of jail at some point or locking up all their big toys. It seems anymore they require adult supervision 24 hours a day and I am not the adult supervisor type, hell I am more likely to get em into more trouble.
After my mowing duties were discharged I stopped by the hives I am keeping at the orchard down the road and pulled about seven frames of honey. I am surprised that hive is producing as it is only a little over a year old and I just put their second large brood chamber on this Spring and the surplus super back the first of June. They had the surplus super full though although a couple of frames had brood mixed in so I didn't take those.
Looks like I am going to be spinning out some honey this week.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!