Sunday, May 17, 2009

This Qualifies As A Date, Right?

Mark and I have known for about a week that we might possibly get to have Saturday alone. Sam was going to camp and Mark's grandparents asked to keep the girls overnight. So we were cautiously optimistic because you know how those things can fall through. We thought we'd go out to dinner. I thought maybe we'd catch a movie.

So if I wasn't used to this sort of thing already, I might have been pretty disappointed when Mark told me late that afternoon that we'd have to go catch a swarm of bees immediately after he closed the market. Shortly after 6pm, equipment loaded in the car, we were off to catch bees. (And when I say 'we' I mean Mark. I just stand around taking pictures.)
Here's the swarm hanging from a tree: Here's Mark & the homeowner clipping off the branch so Mark could shake the swarm into the hive box:
A couple stragglers:
After all that, we went into town for some horse feed and calf starter for Sweet Pea.
And then being wise enough to appreciate the opportunity to eat a meal in our own house in peace (i.e. without children,) we picked up some sushi and lump crab cakes at the grocery store to go along with the homegrown T-Bones in our refrigerator.
I'm not sure which one of us won the race to be asleep first.
Date accomplished, I say.


Becky said...

Yep, I'd say anything that you do without children that isn't a trip to the DMV is a date. It sounds like a fun evening, except for the part with the terrifying bees.

Amy said...

I don't know--watching your hubby corral angry bees could be a pretty big turn-on! Those are cool pics!

I would say it definitely qualifies as a date! Good on ya!

honeypiehorse said...

Wow I wouldn't have a good reaction on hand if I had to go kill bees. Actually in Munich they're protected. But the dinner part sounds nice.

honeypiehorse said...

Oh, good you said catch not kill. I like bees. Not near me but in general.

Wendy said...

My dad was a beekeeper, so there was always frantic calls begging for a rescue. Brings back memories!