Friday, September 16, 2011

Bees, Boxes & a Microbe update

Microbe Update ~ Before I get started, I'd like to give a bit more explanation about the art I featured this past Sunday - The Art of the Microbe . All the pictures featured in that blog post were actually very unique artwork that had been creating by using living bacteria, fungi, and other micro-organisms. The designs were created in petri dishes by various means.  I encourage everyone to visit the link provided at the beginning of the post to learn more.

And now on to other things..... Settling in is going to take longer than I had anticipated. But I'm not complaining. My days are now filled with "Grandma, come see" or "Grandma, let's play". I have begun babysitting my oldest son's youngest daughter, Miss Fae, on a semi-regular basis.

Miss Fae explores the world with a gentle step and a sense of joy that is quite infectious.  We've learned how to 'paint' on the sidewalk with water and a found feather. We've built a raft from sticks so the bug in the puddle had a place to go. We did our part in repopulating the dandelions in the front yard.

And we've had numerous Tea Parties in the middle of the kitchen floor. And then at least once, if not twice, a week I spend time with our other five grand children. So my time is filled with much Love and Laughter!

The mountain of boxes that have filled the garage are slowly dwindling. Hubby and I try to tackle 2-3 boxes a day. I've already discovered items I had forgotten about - like the children's table & chairs I had bought just before I began packing. And our Kids have been the beneficiaries of numerous boxes of cast-off items. Some day we shall reclaim our garage!

I have a hive of ground dwelling bees in the backyard. Something has to be done about the bees so that we can enjoy the backyard. I emailed Zan Asha of  Vagabond Creations about the bees. Since she is a beekeeper, I felt she could advise me. Zan suggested that I contact a local bee club or even a nature preserve about the Hive's removal. I shall keep you posted....

And I have been enjoying the cooler temperatures!! Especially after enduring the horribly hot summer that Arkansas experienced this year. And yesterday, while at the grocery store, Miss Fae and I made a HUGE discovery!! PUMPKINS have arrived!! Oh JoY!!!! The season will soon be upon us!!


LuLu Kellogg said...

Glad you all made it safe and sound Jeanne! I am trying to catch up on Blog visits this morning since I have been gone for a bit!!


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Miss Fae sounds delightful! Have fun as you unpack all those boxes!

Robin Larkspur said...

A mountain of boxes for sure. Think of it as an adventure and a treasure hunt. Good luck with those ground bees, they are really quite a nuisance. How fun to have the sweet Miss Fae helping you out!