My brain's a bit sluggish this week, sorry.
There have been Some Things happening though.
- There is another swarm of bees in exactly the same place in the garden. Yes. That's right. ANOTHER SWARM OF BEES. Gah. They swarmed on Sunday morning when it was warm, sunny and still. Since Sunday afternoon it has been chilly, breezy and rainy, all guaranteed to make your average swarm of bees grumpy in the extreme. And your average bee-keeper, to be honest. B had three goes at catching them, failed miserably and has now gone to Birmingham for the week in relief. I have promised not to don the bee suit and climb the bank in his absence in view of the fact that my sense balance is completely screwed - all the weight has gone from my bottom and migrated to the bump. It feels very odd.
This morning the bees were still there, huddled under the tree-stump. I am hoping that a friend who is a bee-wise will be able to come round on Saturday and collect them up and take them away - six hives of bees would just be ridiculous at this stage.
- I am developing a social life! Courtesy of downsizer.net. There are four of us who live in the Welshpool area and yesterday we met up for lunch and discussion about killing poultry, making cakes, pickling eggs and What To Do With Too Much Rhubarb.
- This morning I was up at 7am slicing rhubarb for wine. I also cleaned out the kitchen cupboards and the fridge - I think it might be hormonal. If I was a rabbit I'd probably be pulling my own fur out and using it to line my nest at this point. I'm not, I hasten to add. Before someone asks.
- I have bought some maternity clothes on eBay. They are fab and I can sit down (and clean out the hens) in comfort now.
Now, I go to twiddle with my strawbale house plans. Also, I think there are probably biscuit crumbs stuck under my keyboard - the space bar doesn't seem to want to work.