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Offline wd

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how do you unwind?
« on: June 23, 2010, 06:03:48 PM »

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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010, 01:39:22 PM »
Watch bees, garden, pick berries, hike, bike, read books.
The pedigree of honey
Does not concern the bee;
A clover, any time, to him
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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2010, 08:29:54 AM »
I like watching dirt track racing at the local track and hitting the hot tub at the end of the day.

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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2010, 10:27:33 AM »
Well it used to be a few beer's and a cig sitting in front of the bees watching them come and go.
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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2010, 11:32:13 AM »
i either blow stuff up with a little gaming, go shooting, or, my preferred method...go to the mountains with my horse.  the last is weather dependent.  the second is getting expensive. 
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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2010, 12:10:57 PM »
Sit quietly and smoke...and recall that today, I have 13 months and 3 days until I retire from Uncle Sam's Kanoe Klub.

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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2010, 12:20:51 PM »
I don't. I stay wound-up all the time. I can't help myself. I just seem to get sucked into things.

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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2010, 12:43:30 AM »
go to the hunting camp's target range and shoot tvs at 500 yards.   ...schawee
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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2010, 05:37:48 AM »
I'll second the 500 yard shooting... although 880 is nicer...

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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2010, 08:38:01 AM »
I go to the Range and do lots of double tapping  :evil:

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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2010, 12:28:01 AM »
michael,880yrds  is nicer, but 1000yrds is the bomb with the 50cal on a 5gal bucket.   ...schawee
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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2010, 12:40:15 AM »
A good movie and big bowl of popcorn usually does it.

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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2010, 03:07:42 AM »
I took a day off of work today...


And did a cut out with Bruce Schawee.  :-D

Seriously, it was a mercy removal, so neither one of us got paid for an all day of it, but we had a ton of fun and I felt like it was a day off.

Oh and I love to fish and hunt, and eat.


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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2010, 07:19:57 AM »
I come here and rub people the wrong way..... :-D
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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2010, 10:03:13 AM »
i got bored with drag racing and golf so now i just hang around the house, fold an AK now and then and work the yard.
seems like everything i get into gets effected by political or economic 'issues' sooner or later so i figure the best bet is
enjoy the property, dogs, chickens and bees.

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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2010, 12:07:01 PM »
I come here and rub people the wrong way..... :-D



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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2010, 12:13:05 PM »
Zopi is a short timer and probably already wearing his chain!!   Bjorn,  ?  I read every post :) kept my mouth shut, my mama would have been proud.  To unwind,  fish, hunt, play guitar,  do strange things with black powder and old radio control stuff :)  Walk in the woods.  

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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2010, 09:56:21 PM »
I unwind by keeping bees, racing pigeons, using my ham radiio, working around my mini-farm, making the wife angery by answering the question she's asked 12 different ways the same way each time, and going to the doctor. 
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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2010, 10:16:38 PM »
I unwind by keeping bees, racing pigeons, using my ham radiio, working around my mini-farm, making the wife angery by answering the question she's asked 12 different ways the same way each time, and going to the doctor. 

Hey Brian you forgot to add sleeping 48 hrs at a time.  :-D Is that where you've been?


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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2010, 02:50:51 AM »
I unwind by keeping bees, racing pigeons, using my ham radiio, working around my mini-farm, making the wife angery by answering the question she's asked 12 different ways the same way each time, and going to the doctor. 

Hey Brian you forgot to add sleeping 48 hrs at a time.  :-D Is that where you've been?


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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2010, 07:03:38 AM »
Classic post Brian! That was good.

See, I'm not usually trying to catch my chickens, its my dogs I have to catch, to keep them from eating/killing my chickens!


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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2010, 08:13:18 AM »
Clever Brian!

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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2010, 07:18:35 PM »
Hmmm...Now that the question has been presented....
 I dont wind down....I'm wound down as soon as I walk into the door at work!!!!..I just start getting wound up when I lock the gate leaving work to ho home! Thats when life begins again!
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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2010, 08:22:22 PM »
I'm with Annette.  I like to watch a good movie and munch on popcorn.  The nice thing about getting old is you can watch all the movies you've seen before (some not even that long ago) and you don't remember what's going to happen next. :shock:

I also love to read.  And especially, I love to get on this board and read all the posts and read anything I can find on the internet about bees.  (My husband is hoping this will wearn off soon/someday?????
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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2010, 11:28:32 PM »
I'm with Annette.  I like to watch a good movie and munch on popcorn.  The nice thing about getting old is you can watch all the movies you've seen before (some not even that long ago) and you don't remember what's going to happen next. :shock:

I also love to read.  And especially, I love to get on this board and read all the posts and read anything I can find on the internet about bees.  (My husband is hoping this will wearn off soon/someday?????

Your hubby sort of sounds like mine. He is very patient and supportive of my beekeeping, but sometimes I can tell he would like me to wind down a bit regarding it all. But he knows that will not happen. :-D

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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2010, 11:55:17 PM »
My husband will put up with about anything as long as the honey keeps flowing.

When I first suggested getting bees back in the 1980s, he was adamantly against it.  I got them any way, and within a few weeks, he was so fascinated he wanted his own veil and gloves.  He never gets in the hives, mind you, but he liked to watch me from time to time and wanted some protection. Now he realizes he can walk around the hives without worry.

He mentioned the other day if he wants to find me, the two places he always looks first are either at my computer or by the hives, cause that's where I usually am: either on this site or out watching my girls.
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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2010, 12:06:48 AM »
He sounds nice, your hubby.

 You've been keeping bees for a long time, since the 80's. You must have seen many changes in the bees survival since then. The varroa mite wasn't around in the early 80's, must have been a breeze keeping bees then.


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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2010, 08:21:36 AM »
Annette writes:
The varroa mite wasn't around in the early 80's, must have been a breeze keeping bees then.

tecumseh:
it was not.  it was different but it was still difficult.

relaxing... I can not think of anything more relaxing that tending to the girls or constructing something in my little shop for the girls.
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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2010, 08:25:43 AM »
This weekend with the men's group from church.



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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #29 on: October 12, 2010, 03:10:09 PM »
Annette,

I kept bees throughout the 1980s, then quit for 20 years when my kids needed the backyard to kick the soccer ball.  But you are right.  I think it was easier for me as a hobbyist back then.  Didn't have/know about varroa or SHB.  It never dawned on me that my bees wouldn't make it through the winter, and they always did.  Kept both in Oklahoma and then in McLean, VA, when husband took a job in D.C.

But there are a couple of things I like a lot better now.  Standardization with all 8 frame mediums (brood and super) is great.  Could have used mediums back then but it wasn't "in vogue."  In fact I have one old book from back then that says mediums were phasing out.   But the biggest change is having something like this forum to exchange information and idea and connect with other beekps.  I think I have learned more about bees in the last 6 mo. on this board that I had learned in those 8-9 years I kept bees back when.  Now you can see things with videos on the internet -- I never even thought about catching swarms back then, but when I saw how easy it was on YouTube I plowed ahead and caught my first swarm at 59! this May.  (I'll be 60 in two weeks).

I could go on and on.  Maybe I will start a thread.  Probably already has been one on differences from decades ago.  Thought I would do a thread in November about everything I learned just this season.  It could be quite long.  And nearly all of what I would list, I learned from the wonderful people on this forum.

P.S.  I am still envious about your "encounter" with Pierce B.
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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2010, 03:55:39 PM »
Meditation, and it prevents being wound up again for a while.
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« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2010, 08:56:32 AM »
 I unwind by reading, writing and telling stories.

 I can't say  I am the best writer or story teller, but,  I have had some good moments.

It helps me to escape the "real world" even if only for a short time.

the kids seem to like it when  I get into my own kid stories or re-telling classic stories in my own way.

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Re: how do you unwind?
« Reply #32 on: October 17, 2010, 08:43:36 PM »
watch the bees, hunt, drink beer. not necessarily in that order or combined with one another  :-D. although I will have a couple while watching the bees :)