Sunday, August 15, 2010

Season Three

Half a day researching parts for a more substantial panning rig for my camera.  Finally found some motors and controllers that might just work for me so I placed some orders.  Added 3 hours of fighting with my new video editing software to I could post tonight's feature....the season climax.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weGPXxIAk-s  Late afternoon thunderstorm blew in so I had to shut down all systems for awhile.  As usual, the heaviest rain fell all around but not on me.  77,100,75, .24", W

722 blog posts later, it has now been exactly 2 years since I started recanting my daily experience on the internet.  What I thought was just going to be an outlet for my daily journal has become an incredible network of friends.  It is especially nice to get visitors that appreciate what I've been up to since arriving in the desert almost 3 years ago.  Special thanks to Psyclesam, who has become a very good friend and invaluable contributor with his efforts as IT director.

now...on with the show.

13 comments:

ezrablu said...

FANTASTIC! This is a wonderful video JW! Thank you for all the time and patience to make this very interesting video! Did you get any honey from this move?

I know a lot of people feel the very same way about you :o)

neil said...

Thanks Bro! I am also grateful that the web has brought us together. Through you and TFL, my circle of friends has grown and I am a richer person for it. Just keep doing what your doing, giving us all inspiration, ideas, sunsets and laughter.

Your dutiful savant,

Psycle Sam

K1p said...

Thanks John. I've been clicking on the Field Lab first thing in the morning for most of those two years. Looking forward to many more.

the pragmatic chef™ said...

Happy Blogiversary, John! We're all living the vicarious off the grid lifestyle, thanks to you.

frito bandito said...

Great honey bee video, nice start to relocating the hive to its new home. when the hive is established, get a queen excluder and place another super on top leaving the existing one for brood (babies), the top super will be for honey storage.
Those are the best bee suits btw, I love mine.

Guy Hodges said...

Hats off to you and your mission John. I salute you for having the courage to do what many of us only dream about.

Keep up the good work!

czardastx said...

Neil is a great guy. I wish he could have made it out this time. I'll be ready when he makes his next trip to TFL.

De La Mancha said...

John -

I've enjoyed every posting, and have lived vicariously through you & your adventure.

One day I hope to at least accomplish a mere sliver of what you've accomplished by leaving the big city "life" behind.

Hats off to you and TFL!

repsychallblues said...

Your post and a cup of coffee gets me going every morning. Thanks for sharing the experience!

Just Me said...

Super job on the video! Great name, too - much easier than bee move movie. Frito, that box was from Mann Lake. Queen excluder and two supers are ready and waiting. Also a 4-gallon top feeder in case they don't make enough honey to get through winter without a little help from their friends. I did manage to tie two frames worth of brood comb into wooden frames and made most of their honey available to them. Ezra, those ziplock bags you see me filling were the honey for the beekeeper and the host/videographer.

John, thanks for all the wonderful posts and photos over the years! I'm looking forward to many more.

Julianne

markjamesmurphy said...

That video would be a lot funnier if it had 'Yakety Sax' for music...

chempilot said...

congrats! a lot of people believe in what you are doing. please keep up the great work!

really need some benny hill music with the b movie. or maybe "flight of the bumble bee?" :O)

neil said...

b mov(ie)-Benny Hillified