There are friends you call on when you're in trouble, and there are friends you call to share a good laugh. Thankfully, you're the handy, all- purpose kind. Borrowed from "Secrets Of Survival".
We had some nice rain today and it is much appreciated. We can use all we can get as we go into spring and summer. We were lucky some towns farther east had some bad weather and Yorktown had a tornado. Well the bees seem to be in competition with the rattlesnakes these days. A swarm of bees has moved into the farm house where John's daughter lives. They have taken up residence in the fireplace. I don't think they can get into the house as it hasn't been used in years and has been sealed off to keep the cold wind out. The bee man can't make it out until Wednesday so she will have to be very careful not to mow or run anything loud and upset them. I think I wrote here about the bees in the cattle pens residing in an old tree stump a few years ago. John had two men on horses getting ready to work the cattle (vacinate, medacate etc.). Something stirred the bees up maybe the pounding of the cattle and horse's hoves. The bees were in a swarm and after the cowboys and horses. The men hit the ground swatting and stomping. The horses ran out the gate and down the farm-to-market road. When the cowboys subdued their horses they told John they were leaving and would not be back until he got rid of the bees. He had to wait a few days that time but he did come and erradicate the bees. A lady I know told me about her sister and her boyfriend driving along pulling a trailer. The boyfriend had a stroke blacked out and the truck went into the bar ditch. Bees came from somewhere and stung the couple. Every year now there are several items in the paper about bees being excited from someone mowing and people getting stung and having to go to the hospital. Maybe Wednesday we will go out to watch the action from the truck (with the windows closed) or maybe we won't.