Archive For August, 2012

Autumn harvest

By | August 17, 2012

Around August, honey is being harvested. The bees have been busily making honey all spring and summer, preparing themselves so they can sit around warming the hive over winter, and feasting on their summer’s labour. The queen reduces the amount of eggs she lays, so there is more honey to go around with less mouths. […]

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England. Good at ponds.

By | August 11, 2012

I never appreciated ponds in NZ. No wait, I hated them. Usually, they were concrete lined divots in middle class front lawns, covered with a chicken wire dome to keep out the cats and birds, housing half a dozen goldfish if you could see them through the murk, if they were even there, or alive. […]

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