Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Zahana has been really interested in letters lately. She'll get out paper and pencil, and if I'm right there, she'll give me the pencil. Then she starts calling out letters, "A! O! L! K!" And so on, and I write them down for her. Or she'll bring me magnetic letters off the fridge and ask what they are. In this picture, she's writing o's. Cute little snailish o's.


  1. Sarah,
    My little Otto was just writing out O's before bedtime :)

    I read your question and I hope I can answer it with what I know.
    I have placed my bees on the edge of our yard with the hive entrance facing south. I have put them far enough away so nothing is in their flight path (children, animals..) Bees are like airplanes taking off from the airport.. thousands and thousands of flights in a day. They don't seem to like any interuptions in their path, and when there is, it usually ends up in a sting.
    Location and sun are important. Warm bees use less energy and are out earlier foraging. If you can put them where the sun hits for most of the day, that would be great.
    I see that you have little ones, a fence is a good idea to put around the bees with curious children. We have a jack-leg fence on one side just to show boundry. My children know where to go, but I have had children (and adults too) sneak down to the hives and look right into the entrance!! AHH! Lucky it was in the evening and the bees had gone in for the day.
    I hope this helps. Feel free to e-mail me if you need more of an answer.
    Have a good day!
    have a good day

  2. What a sweet heart! She looks so proud and intent.

    Logan has beein interested in "doing school" too lately. He will come up to me and ask "Mama! Where my papers?" And I will give him paper and some crayons and he will color away, letting me know whenever he is 'done' just like the other kids. lol! Toddlers are so sweet!


  3. O how I love her Os! It's so wonderful to watch them learn one letter at a time, one day at a time.

  4. Thanks for stopping by. I love all your pictures. You're very talented.