Bees swarming! This is what was found one morning when we got the vineyard: After investigating on the internet, we found that this is what happens when there are two queens. One leaves taking her following with her to a temporary location. The queen is in the middle of all the honey bees for protection. Seven to ten scouts are then sent out to find a permanent location to build their hive. … [Read more...] about Bees Swarming
Wow! Have we had a day of snow! It started this morning and has continued throughout the day. We have gotten at least 4 inches and as you can see from the pictures below, it has been met with mixed emotion. Everything is white and the roads are slick because it has not gotten above freezing all day! I am thankful for a warm house. The children had a ball making a snowman! All helped but the others … [Read more...] about Snow Again!
I never tire of the beauty the landscape here in west Texas affords. Although it is rough, rugged and desert-like, it has a beauty all its own. How, you might ask? With flat land and no trees, you can see for miles and miles. This makes for especially beautiful sunrises and sunsets. I look forward to warmer weather so we can enjoy them with a cup of coffee! **Another benefit - if your dog runs … [Read more...] about Texas Sunrise
When we moved from southern Alabama, one thing I was not sad to leave behind were the hurricanes. Witnessing their destructive capabilities and having lived through the howling winds as one made its way over head, I gladly said goodbye to them! While not to be compared to the life threatening possibilities hurricanes possess, west Texas certainly has wind! Last week we had two days of "strong … [Read more...] about Blowing Wind = Dirt!
On our trip to Alabama a couple of weeks ago, I actually missed Texas! The sunset pictured above is one of the beauties this otherwise flat and treeless landscape holds. God's palette of colors and the effect He creates are absolutely awesome! … [Read more...] about Texas Sunset
One of the beauties of living here in west Texas are the sunrises. I am sure we had the same in Alabama, but you could not see them for the trees! I am constantly amazed at the beauty and splendor of God's creation. … [Read more...] about Texas Sunrise!