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mountaingrrl
« Reply #230 on: April 13, 2008 09:59:37 AM »

Go over to the gallery NOW and look at my awesome package I received!  Grin
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« Reply #231 on: April 13, 2008 11:34:46 AM »

ohhh goodness... better late than never.  (Hah!  On the progress report, not the mail-out!!)
Medium item: (okay, it's closer to a large in time, though...) over50% done, I think.
small items 1&2: have the mats, have the plan, just need to put down the medium item and work on them!

Yep.  And this week looks to be a good crafting one, so things are in good shape!
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auntiem
« Reply #232 on: April 13, 2008 12:04:10 PM »

It sounds kinda high, maybe it's because they do meat and dairy too?
Probably also the honey jacks up the price. Honey is getting to be very expensive.
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oneredboot
« Reply #233 on: April 13, 2008 12:25:25 PM »

It sounds kinda high, maybe it's because they do meat and dairy too?
Probably also the honey jacks up the price. Honey is getting to be very expensive.

Yes, honey is getting super expensive b/c of the mysterious disease that is killing bees!  Our best friends have a farm, and they have had a terrible time with their hives--two separate hives died out last year, and they weren't able to replace them.  They had ordered (and paid for!) two new queen bees, but the mom-and-pop bee company went bankrupt with the loss of so many hives and simply didn't have any bees to sell.   so sad...  our friends are relying on that fact that they are known in the area for being able to get rid of a swarm--they re-locate it back to their farm--and are hoping to re-populate that way eventually...
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« Reply #234 on: April 13, 2008 02:38:47 PM »

Thats really cool that your friends do that!  They just take wild bees and put them in their farm?  That totally rocks!  I've heard that the bee disease is so bad in some places that farmers are having to rent bees from beekeepers to make sure that their crops actually get pollinated.  They don't think there's enough wild bees to do the job! 
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« Reply #235 on: April 13, 2008 09:51:41 PM »

i just got back from seattle's first ever green festival!  my mom and  i took the train up (about three hours from here) to go... lots and lots of speakers and tons of booths with eco companies (they had very high standards for screening for-profits that wanted to participate).... which meant lots of little free goodies Smiley  i have a couple more extras now to send to my partner!  Cheesy

also, if anyone wants to learn more, check out the website: greenfestivals.org.  you can also listen to or watch speakers from past events and in about two weeks they'll have up the video/audio from the seattle event.
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camelama
« Reply #236 on: April 13, 2008 10:34:10 PM »

man, traffic was hellish (even on the bus) because of the green festival, the Dalai Lama, and the sports events.

Plus, the SUN WAS OUT yesterday.  (Z.O.M.G.!!!!)

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« Reply #237 on: April 14, 2008 05:57:07 AM »

Thats really cool that your friends do that!  They just take wild bees and put them in their farm?  That totally rocks!  I've heard that the bee disease is so bad in some places that farmers are having to rent bees from beekeepers to make sure that their crops actually get pollinated.  They don't think there's enough wild bees to do the job! 

actually, they've always done that--the agriculture business in the US is SO BIG that there aren't enough wild populations to begin with, so there are commercial beekeepers who have these enormous tractor trailers full of hives--it's really incredible. but that may be one factor in the spread of CCD as well.
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annacharlotte
« Reply #238 on: April 14, 2008 02:32:50 PM »

Yum, honey.  Poor bees.  Is there any indication at all of what's causing this weird disease?

I wanted to let you guys know that my home computer has gone off to join the bleeding choir invisible, and therefore I am not going to be on the forums as much (although I can still check at work).  In case anyone needs me...

I am...
40% done with my medium, but should be more like 60% after a couple of sewing/chilling hours with my dog, boyfriend, and television set tonight.
100% done with one small
5% done with the other small, but it won't take long.
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girlosun_9
« Reply #239 on: April 15, 2008 09:30:19 AM »

My package is done (and has been done for the best part of a week).  I am happily going to the post office today!
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