7 Steps to Sanity in a Crazy World

7 Steps to Sanity in a Crazy World

“Take a brake!” (No, it’s not misspelled.) It’s a line from the Christmas movie, Polar Express. Remember? The Hobo Ghost riding the train taps the brake with his mug as he shouts to the Hero Boy, “Take a brake!” The Hero Boy and his friends are...
What’s in Your Basket?

What’s in Your Basket?

  Have you put all your eggs in one basket? I have. I’m thinking ahead to Easter and eggs and bunnies and flowers and, of course, bees. It’s Spring. Yellows, pinks, lavenders, blues and greens are crowding out the grays of winter and brightening our...
Ouch! — Revisited

Ouch! — Revisited

  We had to go back. The job wasn’t done. In spite of our painful experience with our “unfriendly hive,” we had yet to look inside the hive to see whether or not the queen was laying eggs. Neither Suki nor I was looking forward to coming face to...
New Beginnings Women’s Conference

New Beginnings Women’s Conference

Suki, Patty and me Just me With Suki With Patty With Cherie Jobe We were busy as bees this weekend! First the Coffee County Lannom Library in Tullahoma on Thursday, then the New Beginnings Women’s Conference in Murfreesboro on Saturday. Suki Brannan, Patty...
Fun at the Library

Fun at the Library

There was a buzz going on at the Coffee County Lannom Library in Tullahoma on Thursday. My friends at the library had invited me to speak on one of my favorite topics: beekeeping. I brought pictures, recipes, a veil and a hive to illustrate the teaching. (I...