I’ve been riding for over 10 years and as much as I love wake to wake it’s time I had at least 1 real trick in my poor empty bag.
ErinEaster's Life List
1. Keep Bees
2. Go skydiving
3. learn german
5. Learn to knit
6. Start a sustainable mentoring program for girls
7. Write a will
8. Spray jeep interior with truckbed liner
9. Land an Invert on a Wakeboard
Ok, the beekeepers are wonderful and the books are good. But I don’t think anything can quite prepare you or your girls for a tornado. Now I realize that as they work their way up, the top boxes get full and the lower boxes get emptier. Thus the hives are a bit top heavy during honey flow. I also realize now that hive stands should be grounded…either buried or staked.
Prior to realizing this, I had to face the fact that no book and no one can tell you how to go about picking up 60,000 bees that are wet, injured, angry and blame you for the tornado that knocked over their home.
I think this also taught me that you can’t save them all. I do all i can to never kill a bee. This instance forced me to kill 1000’s to save the hive.
Then I realized…maybe this is how the Lord has to operate, big picture style. He sees what’s best for us and makes hard decisions that are right for us even though it leaves us feeling like a tornado just hit because it is the best thing that could happen.
Well, I don’t know if understanding German gets me any closer to speaking it but it sure feels like it should. I just returned from a week in Wedendorf where my close friend was married (she’s german). East Germany is absolutely beautiful and being surrounded by her friends and family made me want to accomplish this goal even more.
I didn’t understand the ceremony but I don’t feel I was missing a thing in converstaion, as long as I have context I am able to understand most things. I just wish I could give back more in German. Going to hit the ipod hard now!