Monthly Archives: May 2016

bees in the garden in pictures

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garden update with pictures

  early morning bee in the zucchini flower this is the new container area, tomatoes, zuchinni and peppers finally got around to mulching, lots of rain last two days, a good time when everything is soaked didn’t bother mulching the … Continue reading

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updating

Nothing much to really say at this point.  Used the GZ to water, but didn’t get a chance to recharge it due cloud cover, so another experiment, how will the battery hold a partial charge, for how long, until we … Continue reading

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Friday 13 update

More watering, more planting.  Using my GZ Yeti 400 to power the water pump, though charged 2 days ago, it read 80% when I plugged it in.  BUT only 60% when I shut it off. Then used it for the … Continue reading

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garden journal update

May 11, 2016.  Most of garden is planted.  Am not really good at planning the garden.  Get some of it down, but the plan has to be adjusted because of how much space I used for the alliums, how long … Continue reading

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bees and hair

We all have hair, and what does it have to do with bees?  As my bees are gentle, am often by the hive without protection, both to observe or to change the feeder bottle.  Usually the latter is done in … Continue reading

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solar again

This morning once again used my Yeti400 to power a water pump for a different area of the garden. 34 minutes of pump; start up 197watts, sustained 147 for 34 minutes.  Took the Yeti from 100% to 60%.  approximately 2 … Continue reading

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