Sunday, November 6, 2011

Here comes the sun!

What a beautiful weekend. The sun shone brightly. It was warm, and we got a heap of things done.
We  met up with friends, and then spent time in the garden. Daniel spent Saturday afternoon mowing the lawn and mulching all the trees. I spent the time I did have pulling out weeds from the front garden beds and preparing them for the new strawberry patch I am going to plant this year. The strawberry patch I do have is looking really healthy, but being its third season (they are good for four seasons) I want to have a new bed set up by the end of this season, so I don't go a year without strawberries.

Some photos from last year.


Anne, (my mother-in-law), who is a great gardener and has such a wealth of knowledge when it comes to gardening, came over also and planted a heap of veggies in our garden beds. It was very motivating. Hopefully, all this warm weather will entice the little plants to grow big and strong.

About a month ago now I booked Daniel into a Bee Keeping course. It is usually on Tuesday nights, but today he had the opportunity to spend a day at the teacher's property, learning about the more practical side of bee keeping. I think he is really enjoying it. He came home tonight with so much to tell me, which I take as a good sign. He is hoping to establish at least 2 or 3 beehives in the near future, which would be really exciting. It would be great having our own honey :).

Here is a photo of Daniel in his bee suit. So cute!

Daniel took a little video of a mature bee chewing her way out of her brood cell while out today. It is amazing, but sadly I am having a few difficulties uploading it. Give me time and I'll figure it out :). I have now figured it out. Here it is. Enjoy :)

Hope you all had a great weekend too :)


  1. Excellent video and I love your photos Clare!

  2. I really love those 2 strawberry photos too! (Btw, does Dan know you called him 'cute'?! ;) )