Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Funny Farm

Beehives during the painting session.  The purple hive really does not look purple enough.



While working on the hives this weekend, my son stopped to take in the scene.  Actually it was more like he gave me fair warning that I was going to need ear protection as he was about to use the grinder.  

I was touched that he was concerned with my hearing  that he might get in trouble if he fired that thing up and scared me to death.  

Then, he really looked at my hives and wanted to know why we lived on a farm where beehives were rainbow colors.  I told him I thought we just needed a llama and some ducks to round out the situation.  

He agreed. 

"There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm.  One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace."  

Aldo Leopold 
A Sand County Almanac 

34 comments:

  1. Oh I can not wait to see the Llama :) Have a great day..... nice hives. B

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  2. We have a hive that EXACT color! And a light blue one too :-D.

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  3. So pretty, I find bee keeping so interesting, keep us posted, Francine.

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  4. One of everything would be interesting to be sure. And I think your beehives are lovely! lol

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  5. Well purple hives are certainly festive!

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  6. I want ducks, too! You can have the llama. haha.

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  7. I love that color purple. A lot like lilac : ) Would love to paint our beehives but, they are already full of busy bees. Maybe the next one.

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  8. Hi Michelle, Luv the thought for the day ... so true!!! :-) Have a great day. John

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  9. Who wouldn't want to call a hive that colour, home?!! : )

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  10. the quote made me laugh. :) hey, we've got that roaming llama for you...

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  11. You always find such great quotes, love them and can't wait to see the llama, yeah! So fun, wondering how many pounds of honey you got last year from your hive?

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  12. I'm so truly impressed that you have bees...interesting creatures that need all the help they can get to not become extinct! Thank you for being a bee keeper!

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  13. I am SO interested in your beehives...and LOVE the fact that they are COLORFUL. Bob wants to get some hives! I am researching!

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  14. I love it! We painted our hive white, but I've seen some hives with lots of pretty colors. We may have to branch out for our next hives and get a little more colorful :)

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  15. I think those are perfect colors- wonder if that will help calm the bees! You are braver than I!

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  16. Love the hives and your son's concern!

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  17. :-) That's such a lovely pastel purple!

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  18. You are getting a llama, what fun.
    Merle.....

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  19. I hear that pink hives make the bees more mellow. Right?

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  20. Bestill my heart.. rainbow beehives. I can't wait to see them all lined up!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  21. Yea, teenage boys who nonchalantly go over and start up the grinder are no fun. I hate to ask how he learned to warn you first. xoxo

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  22. Rainbow beehives! How amazing! I love reading about your day – it contrasts so heavily with the daily grind of city life that I experience!

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  23. i'm in agreement as well! a llama and ducks!

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  24. I am allergic to bees, but love purple and llamas. Can't wait to see one again. We lived close to a llama farm when my kids were growing up, and my adopted daughter came from Chile, where llamas abound.

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  25. Oh, I would love to have our hives that color..somehow I don't think hubby would agree! xo

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  26. Well....most definitely a different color from what I have ever seen...but, so pretty.
    Are your hives painted colors just because you want them that way, OR does it enhance the making of honey? I know nothing about bees and honey, other than the fact that my husband strongly believes that we should eat it every day...

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    1. Shug, as long as the hives are a light color, it really doesn't matter what color you choose. It doesn't affect the honey making process!

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  27. Interesting choice of colors.

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  28. I suppose it's difficult choosing a colour for this kind of thing depending on its location.

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