What an awesome season that was!
|Did you avoid the tear gas and 89 dumpster fires?|
And what a way to cap it off. Especially for a team that seemed to be perpetual underdogs and had so many things go wrong from the beginning. I'm not one to plan my week around it, but I thoroughly enjoyed watching Buckeye football this year.
Has life now left us empty? A meaningless void?
Oh yeah... there's always the bees.
Lately we've been doing a lot of shop work. Mainly building frames, waxing foundation and painting hive bodies.
Off in a forgotten corner of the shop, I found this:
Twelve years ago? Remember? Craig Krenzel and the underdog Buckeyes vs. Big Bad Miami?
I remember. I was unmarried, childless, (penniless) and living in Breckenridge, Colorado more or less as a ski bum. I watched that crazy game at my buddy's place in Fairplay. Riveting it was.
The previous day, I had gone hiking with some Ohio friends and a hot Mennonite girl named Jayne Gerber. We were on the Great Sand Dunes near Alamosa, and one of them (Clayton, you goof!) wrote a gigantic "OSU" by making tracks across the face of a high mountainous dune. We laughed when we reached the car. Looking back, you could clearly see it from over a mile away. And anyone pulling in the lot the next few days could also clearly see it.
I suppose this "vandalism" could be considered somewhat obnoxious if you were not a fan.
But hey, they won!
Winter has set in, hasn't it?
I hope the hive wraps are doing some good.
They certainly hold heat to the touch on a bright sunny day.
The bees are fun to watch. Even when it's a chilly 20 degrees, if the sun is out, there is still quite a bit of activity seen through the upper vent holes.
|Hello in there!|
Maizy stalked this herd behind the bee yard at Grandma's.
And look at this trophy!
What a kill! This baby's going on the wall.