Beekeeping – New Addition

Happy Fathers Day! Lillian and I want to introduce a new addition to our honeybee venture! Meet Abigail, she is our smoker and official honey taster!!😎🐝

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Dudley Dix – Cape Henry 21: Teak Bases for Cleats

This last week I believe I completed the last structural build on “Slough Coot”. This last piece was building the solid teak bases for three brass cleats – two for the mainsheet traveler and one near the center of the aft deck for the painter-line that will tow the dinghy.

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Beekeeping – Pollen Sacks

This afternoon my granddaughter Lillian and I did a little beekeeping. They are starting to pack away the honey. Check out the pollen sacks on their back legs! They are packing away the pollen as well. 😎🐝 Four of the ten hives we have near the wildlife refuge are doing so well I added a second honey super on two and will add two more next week! Got Honey!🐝🐝🐝

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Harry Bryan’s Wheelbarrow Boat 2017 – Oar Details

This rainy morning I cut and installed the leather oar protectors and stops.

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Beekeeping – Honey!

Yesterday Lillian and I did a little beekeeping. We checked the hives for eggs, larvae and capped brood. The Queens in these two
hives are doing their job. We also checked the honey super, and the busy bees are stashing honey away. We also drilled a 3/4″ hole in the bottom portion of each honey super so the bees can have direct access to the super rather than entering the bottom and having to navigate through both brood boxes to get to the top honey super. GOT HONEY!😎🐝

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Harry Bryan’s Wheelbarrow Boat 2017 – Coot Chick

Today I received and then mounted the placard for “Slough Coot’s” tender. Meet “Coot Chick”.

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Harry Bryan’s Wheelbarrow Boat 2017 – Oars!

Today I built this little redwood pram a set of Douglas fir oars! She’s ready for a swim.

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Harry Bryan’s Wheelbarrow Boat 2017 – Redwood Pram

Today I finished the redwood pram custom built for “Slough Coot” the Dudley Dix Cape Henry 21.

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Dudley Dix – Cape Henry 21: Launch

Yesterday evening we launched “Slough Coot”. Today we sailed her up the Lower Columbia river. What a perfect day!

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Harry Bryan’s Wheelbarrow Boat 2017 – Bench Seat

Today I built and installed the bench seat and sealed the ribs, inwales and bench with clear epoxy.

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