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Friday, May 11, 2012

Bees or Chickens ?

Wow, what a nice day we had today.  Sunny skies and a cool breeze.  We produced over 30kwh of Solar power and it seems each sunny day we have, the system is cranking out the power.

Work ends this week with a scramble to make a bunch of changes tonight instead of the weekend, due to some other emergency work going on tomorrow.  One of my guys will work late tonight and hopefully have a quiet day and no work tomorrow.

Luke has some friends over, and Kyle has Gia over.  We decide to get some Mama Lombardis pizza.  One Neapolitan and one Sicilian pie.  Or for the out of towners, one round and one square.

This day in history "On this day in 1947, the B.F. Goodrich Company of Akron, Ohio, announces it has developed a tubeless tire, a technological innovation that would make automobiles safer and more efficient.
Pneumatic tires--or tires filled with pressurized air--were used on motor vehicles beginning in the late 1800s, when the French rubber manufacturer Michelin & Cie became the first company to develop them. For the first 60 years of their use, pneumatic tires generally relied on an inner tube containing the compressed air and an outer casing that protected the tube and provided traction. The disadvantage of this design was that if the inner tube failed--which was always a risk due to excess heat generated by friction between the tube and the tire wall--the tire would blow out immediately, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle."

Boy an I glad they invented tubeless tires.  With all the nails and screws my wife finds, we would be blowing out tires left and right.  Now we have the offending nail or screw pulled out, and the tire patched.  Now if only our bicycles kept air in their tires we would be all set.

The other day I tried out the new trailer hitch and connected the bike rack.  I am all set now to pick up Gavin, a bunch of his stuff, and his TT bike.  Will be fun having the trailer hitch and going to the State Parks for a ride once in a while.

Went to check the garden and saw one of my plants has purple blooms that a busy bee was buzzing around.  I have not seen too many bees and that worries me.  I read that there is a problem and a major decline in bee populations.  Not only do they make honey, they are our primary pollinators.

I think we should get a bee hive and help raise some bees.  They provide honey.   Another one of my great ideas right alongside getting some chickens which of course can provide fresh eggs.  Sustainable living, backyard agriculture on a small scale.

Vote - Chickens
Vote - Bees
Vote - Both

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Photo of the day "Bee"

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  1. Chickens...

    Bees have these little stingy things on them & tend to upset neighbors more than chickens do.

  2. I say Both - But you knew I would :)
    Congrats on 5000 views! Bet you are feelin' like a rock star too.