Socks! Wonderful, warm, comfy socks! Thank goodness (Judy’s, that is!) for wonderful, warm comfy socks. [Yeah, you know you thought it would be something else…. come on, we all know….] And thank God for the sock weather we are currently having here in Nebraska.
Last Thursday morning – waaaaay before the sun – hubby, Barry, and I began a Labor Day weekend adventure. Our plans were all family related – spending time with family is a love of mine – as we headed to the glorious “South” of Tennessee and Georgia. We drove through Chattanooga [which was our final destination for the trip], and through Atlanta [ugh! traffic and traffic cones!] to beautiful, serene Hampton, GA. to visit with cousins Judy and Ole Weird [Howard] in their lovely home. This part of the trip was special for me, as I had just met Judy and O.W. at the Schneider Family Reunion back in late July – and immediately fell in love with them both, I might add! Ole Weird has me all revved up to begin beekeeping in the Spring, and I was given an opportunity of a lifetime, as I was allowed to help harvest sixty pound of honey from two of his five active hives. What a hoot! We suited up, headed out, and did some harvesting. Left plenty behind for the drones and girls to feed on over the winter.
Also had an entertaining time hummingbird watching. Barry was able to capture some of the little darlings on video. You can check it out here. They are beautiful creatures – and quite noisy when being territorial over their feeders!
Judy and Ole Weird are the epitome of Southern Hospitality. We had fresh sliced tomatoes, homemade wine, freshly put up figs, and a variety of other yummy foods – including cheese grits! Ah, the south! We stayed up until 3:00 a.m. just talking about this, that, and the other. Then got up and spent a good part of Friday doing the same thing. Words just can’t capture what a wonderful, blessed, time we had with these beautiful people!
Well, that’s the birds, and the bees! I need to upload pictures. Then I’ll post about the visit with the children and grandchildren. Fun times!