Honey, Duck Blind Painting, and Chain Saws

Well, I bottled the first batch of honey this past Friday and it was beautiful. I just wish my daughter had been able to join me for the experience. I still have another batch so I remain hopeful that perhaps she and Dan can join me in the festivities next time. But….she’s got her own life.


I also “hired” Seamus and Luke to paint my Duck Blind which was in need of a good paint job.

Suffice it to say that they spent two hours, did the sort of paint job you might expect from two 12-year old’s, and I have some “touch-up” work to do. Still, I saved some time and they seemed to enjoy themselves.


Finally, some humble pie for dessert.  I was out in the back field with my trusty Stihl chainsaw of 25+ years cutting some more tree limbs and brush. As it is wont to do, the chain came off the sprocket and I had to trudge back up to the house to fix it. After the usual 15-20 minutes of taking it apart and putting it back together, I trudge back to the field but the saw won’t cut for anything and is smoking like a Colorado hippie. So, I load it in the car, drive to Kollmer Equipment shop to have them take a look. Only one fellow behind the counter so I have a 15 minute wait until he gets to me. Finally, I am the last person in the shop and I tell him my tale of woe. He takes a quick look at it and says…..


“You have the chain on backwards."


I thank him and slink out of the store laughing at myself.  You learn something everyday!


Honey - 2014
Stihl Saw