Discussion in 'Your Bijou Blogette' started by Lizardlicks, Mar 9, 2019.
PNW home gang unite
Took a break to be sick and then deal with the holidays, but now we have a new video up! Looooots of stuff to do on the cabin before it's move-in ready but solstice is out of the way which means we'll be gaining daylight from here! Unfortunately i also means we're more and more likely to get snow between now and March. Last year was clear right up until the end of February and then BAM it dumped about two feet and that didn't melt until late March. Hoping the same won't happen this year.
New week, new video :3
idk why the thumbnail for the last video does not want to show up in link previews, it's very odd. That will teach me for trying to rely on Youtube to pick the thumbnail I guess.
This one is good tho, I like. Also featuring: cheekuns.
I've been falling down the dual hyper fixation holes of beekeeping and mead brewing. The beekeeping is something I've looked into off and on, so I'm not jumping into it totally ignorant, but now I'm doing deep dives and planning exactly when (spring) where (back dude of the property) and how (swarm traps for local feral bees, horizontal Langstroth hives so no heavy lifting) as well as the legality of things (unincorporated Spokane county the regulations are mostly to do with setbacks from public right of ways or shared spaces).
Mead is kind of straight forward as far as brewing goes. I think I'm going to take cuttings for the cherry tree with us and start making melomels with red wine yeast. Selling anything alcoholic is less straight forward. Or well I guess it's still straight forward but there's a lot of licencing; business licence, federal and state liquor licencing, tax reporting. I'm going to need lawyer and a CPA when we get to the point of selling but that's to be expected. What I have learned though, is that home brewers can do. A lot. Without really much regulation. No sales, but we can transport and serve up to 20 gallons of home brew for events, charities, judging contests, gifts parties.... really as long as it's not being sold we can bring some home brew along and have people sample it! Which will be good for really dialing in our recipes.
In other news: I got paid for getting an article published in Community Chickens! $50 ain't a lot but it sure beats a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.
I love bees so much tho. They make me so happy just thinking about these sweet, hard working fuzzy ladies. I well legit cry when I get my bees.
Okay so. Bad news time is that my computer went pthththb and it's probably the motherboard, and fixing it would be more money than I currently have. So if anyone has been thinking about joining my Patreon, now would be a very opportune time to do so and is super appreciated.
Good news is I found a decent-ish mobile app for video editing so. Yay?
This one also edited on mobile! Like half a week late because I keep forgetting to share these over here on Kintsugi blah. If you actually like these videos I'd suggest subscribing just because I keep missing different social media postings so none of them are reliable. I'm also going to be posting most of the aquarium trip to Patreon later on this week as bonus footage so if that interests you then consider joining the Patreon :D.
In other news I uh. Quit my job. So there's that!
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