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I managed to squeeze in about an hour after work to visit my main library's annual book sale. Fortunately (for me), the cookbooks were separated into their own room, so I could just avoid that room and save myself a ton of money. I did pick up a few things from the hobby and language sections.

I devoted my days off this weekend to canning, and I processed a total of 11 pints of tomatoes and 7 cups of fig jam. I will probably spend next weekend putting up more fencing and planting my fall peas.

On Tuesday, I made a sad discovery when I went to refill the water tank I set up by my beehive. I noticed that there wasn't any activity around the hive entrance, unusual for a warm sunny day, so I opened the hive to check. All I found were dozens of dead bees. ;_; I speculate the hive was attacked by wild bees or wasps, which then stole all the honey. I had suspected for several weeks that the queen wasn't laying as many eggs as she should be; I guess the hive population dropped to the point that they didn't have the numbers to defend themselves any more. Oh, well, I can try again next year. Hopefully I can get a stronger queen. At least I still have all the equipment ready to go.

Date: 2016-09-21 02:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sara-tanaquil.livejournal.com
Oh, how sad. :-( Especially if that means no honey this year.

I hope next year's bid for empire is more successful!

Library book sales are so dangerous....

(In "this has nothing to do with your actual post" news, you might be happy to hear that I am now starting G-Defend 30, and I finally can recognize nearly all the background characters. I cannot describe what an improvement this is over the confusion I was feeling before. I've noticed that the dialogue has a habit of casually referring back to previous stories, which no doubt was only confusing me more, back when I used to try to dip in every once in a while.)

Date: 2016-09-22 12:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spacealien-vamp.livejournal.com
Especially if that means no honey this year.

Yeah, the wild bees stole every drop.

Library book sales are so dangerous....

No kidding. I nearly bought more than I could carry last time I went.

In "this has nothing to do with your actual post" news, you might be happy to hear that I am now starting G-Defend 30, and I finally can recognize nearly all the background characters.

Awesome! There's so much packed into the series.

Date: 2016-09-22 11:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] megory.livejournal.com
It is just so sad about the bees. I am so sorry.

Date: 2016-09-23 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spacealien-vamp.livejournal.com
Thanks. Fingers crossed that the next attempt is more successful.

Date: 2016-09-23 07:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] megory.livejournal.com
Here's hoping!

Date: 2016-09-23 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mangaroo.livejournal.com
I had no idea bees could be that mean to each other. I'm sorry for the loss of your hive's populace.

Date: 2016-09-23 03:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spacealien-vamp.livejournal.com
I had no idea bees could be that mean to each other.

It can definitely be a harsh world out there. My next colony will have a running start, because they can build on the comb that the first one made. That should let them put more energy into finding food and raising baby bees to make the colony stronger.

Date: 2016-09-24 12:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amilyn.livejournal.com
That is horrible. :-(

Date: 2016-09-24 02:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amilyn.livejournal.com
That is horrible. :-(

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