Yesterday was a snow day for me.
We have to do a lot of shoveling at our house. There are large expanses of concrete arranged in such a way, that if we do do not shovel all the snow off, it will melt and freeze all winter long, resulting in my house being surrounded by a large ice rink.
Our driveway is also ridiculously long and bumpy.
So it it snows, I usually cancel all plans, get the kids off to school and go home to shovel at my leisure.
I also cook. I made a big pot of vegetable soup and tahini cookies. I OD'd on the cookies after dinner and ended up passing out on the couch, but I guess my sugar issues I can save for another day.
I have been looking at the forecast over the next week and decided that I should wrap the beehive in insulation. I wasn't going to, but it worked out well last year, even though it was mild. I just have to commit to taking it off in the beginning of March.
Like an idiot, last year I left the insulation on too long and the bees overheated and almost swarmed off on me. It was a mess I'll tell you, but I fixed it in the end.
Here is a small video that shows the hive insulated. It's from last year. I promise to get better pictures when I work the hives this season.
So it's 7:15 so I have to start moving people out of bed. As an extra incentive to get me off my ass, Horst has managed to chase me out of the kitchen where I write by over spraying Lysol in his bathroom in the basement. The noxious fumes are climbing the stairs, seeping under the door and are now hitting me.
I must be off quickly, forgive me for any grammatical errors or typos.