It heartens me to see more and more companies making organic
products available. This is a good thing! I am all for going back to the way
our grandparents ate. REAL food from gardens and farms
that don’t rely on chemical pesticides and antibiotics. But…..for certain foods
I don’t see how they can claim that it’s organic.
I refer to honey in particular.
How can a bee keeper guarantee the honey his bees produce is
I understand they have guidelines, like the area surrounding
the hives for a certain distance has to be pesticide free. Or the citrus grove
they are pollinating has to be certified organic.
BUT…..and to me this is a BIG BUT……how do they know the bees
within that area???
How do they know a rogue bee doesn’t one day wake up and
say, “I’m sick and tired of orange blossoms! I feel like some clover
today!” So he and his gang of hooligans
fly off to an unauthorized area and chow down?
Which leads me to other thoughts….such as when they find a
bee hive in someone’s wall….(that’s obviously been there for a loooong time and how did the homeowners
not hear it for so long??? But that’s another thought for another day…..) is
that some sort of street bee gang? Did they leave the hive because they were
tired of being oppressed? Are they making ‘meth’ honey to finance a bee
coup???? A world takeover??? Are they weaponizing their stingers??? And
suddenly, in my head, I have a whole underground bee culture going on……..
heat wave.....♪♫♪♫♪….. the temperature’s rising…….♪♫♪♫♪……it isn’t
as hell….♪♫♪♫♪…..and sweaty…..♪♫♪♫♪
and the a/c
in the house died!…..♪♫♪♫♪
(I know it
doesn’t rhyme but I’m working under duress here…..)
DATELINE: LAST THURSDAY The a/c
died. Long story short (sort of....lol) the tech told us the coil was leaking.
$2,500…..or new unit to replace what we have now $7,400 (which has never cooled
the house to my liking)….or new unit upgrade with duct work @ $10,000…….hmmmmm.
more Freon to get us through the weekend. But it only lasted that afternoon and
then the temperature in the house topped off at 86°.
every fan in the house going and all the shades drawn to keep out the sun. The a/c
wall unit in the garage is running and we have Husband’s big work fan trying to
blow the cool air from the garage into the house….
all that the temp climbs higher in here every day!
on the new coil and they ordered it on Friday. It’s coming from Texas….it’ll be
here by tomorrow (they think….) and then they have to schedule when they can
offering to drive to Texas to get it myself. It would have been faster and I
would have been in a nice cool car the whole way……but…..I decided against it.
In the meantime….I’m M-E-L-T-I-N-G…………(cue the Wicked Witch of the West
UPDATE: SUNDAY The tech came and added more Freon to keep us going until the part comes....and two hours later......BANG......WHOOOOOOSHHHHHHHH......the OUTSIDE unit blew! We are now getting a whole new system. Upgrading to a bigger unit, new duct work, new returns......BUT.......I'll be able to hang meat in here!