Monday, April 8, 2013

Snow melts into Spring

After being sick most of February and depressed each time it snowed in March, I'm happy to see the sun out and the snow finally melt!  Hurray for Spring!

Here are a few highlights/photo of the change in season for us here in NH.

We decided to become beekeepers.  We've been taking a class from the local beekeeping association and Jonathan has been busy building two hives.  The bees will be delivered the beginning of May.
Hive building (10 boxes, 2 feeders, 2 hive covers, 2 bases...)

Jonathan built a workbench in the basement for this project

Sheryl painting the bee hives

We're also taking some gardening classes from the extension office.  I didn't know how much I didn't know.  Hopefully we'll be more successful with growing things here.

Easter basket for Curtis (Wreck-it Ralph DVD)

Rice crispy nests I made for my Sunbeams--they loved 'em

 Last weekend, I took the boys down to Cape Cod Massachusetts for a change of scenery.  It's a little over 2 hours and was beautiful and sunny, but still cold this time of year. 
Curtis checks out the shark cage - they are sharks sighted in Cape Cod

 We stopped in Brewster for a few hours for a picnic lunch and visit to the Natural History Museum

Trevor at the tide pool exhibit - I liked the horse-shoe crabs.  I've never seem them in OR


We found a nice beach in Orleans, MA called Skaket. It was less windy and cold on the west side of the Cape
Curtis build a large sand castle
I enjoyed watching the sun set over Skaket Beach


Eldon and Janeil Olsen said...

Glad to get updated on life in New Hampshire. You are really having to acclimatize!

Ken said...

Beekeeping sounds like a fascinating (and tasty) hobby.

Sandra Cooke said...

Thanks for sharing--your part of the world looks so interesting! I spent a couple hours with Emily Maloy--she was visiting her folks in Springville! She is excited to have you come for a visit when you venture to her part of the east coast! How is Jason doing at BYU-I?

jessica said...

I thought it was a typo when you said you went to Brewster. And then I remembered that Michael's ancestors were some of the first to immigrate from England. Now I want to move there :)

aliasgg said...

Love your Sunbeam treats! Now you both need to be bee-keeping merit badge counselors! Assuming that one still exists.

Sweet Polly Purebred said...

I would send some sunshine your way but... we seem to be having a shortage too. Good to hear what you all are up to.