Saturday, July 27, 2013

Volunteering for a Better Community

The girls had a performance this evening. It was for a local community's Founder's Day celebration, and their dance team was performing. Their dance team does a lot of these Community Days celebrations. A couple of weeks ago, it was a parade. Last weekend it was a music festival at the Shaker Village. In the fall, they usually dance at the Apple Festival. In a couple of weeks, they are performing at a Nursing Home.

I love that they have these opportunities, and even though, for them, it might just be dancing, at some point, they will understand that they are performing a community service.

When we got home, Little Fire Faery pointed up into a tree behind our house and exclaimed, "What is that?!?" It was a swarm. One of our beehives is swarming. Deus Ex Machina and I discussed what we wanted to do, and we decided we're going to capture the swarm. As luck would have it, he found a guy on Craigslist who is selling his top bar hives (the very ones we use and are familiar with). We'll be picking one up for ourselves tomorrow morning. Then, we'll have three hives.

That's a lot of bees.

I might need to plant more flowers, unless I'm lucky enough to get more volunteers in my garden like this one.

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