Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Beekeeping Documentary

Saturday, February 23rd, two men came to interview Lance & Victor about beekeeping.

They had met two days before at a beekeepers dinner at the house of Mike Mulligan in Shafter. Carter, from Virginia and Ross from Ireland, were filming footage for a Irish television documentary on beekeeping. That evening, Ross told us about the dairy farms of Ireland. Ireland is part of the European Union. He described to us how the quota works. The dairy farmers are paid by the government a certain amount to farm and if the quota is made up by another farm the other farms are still paid even if they didn’t do anything at all. Lance said, “Sounds like welfare.” Even in America the government subsidizes farms. It reminds me of what Pastor McConnell said at one of the Old Paths Christian History Conferences about the farmers there in Missouri looking in the mailbox to see the welfare check.

Ross is filming while Carter asks questions:

Carter & Ross came again Tuesday, February 26th, around 11 o’clock and filmed Lance & Victor filling feeders and me building boxes. Ross got close-ups.

They stayed for lunch. Carter told us a story about filming a documentary of a Kurdish lady who was a women’s rights activist in Iraq.

They filmed Lance and Victor as Lance explained the hive structure and how bees are created with a built in compass by the sun. He shared his excitement to have a family business that allows him to work with his brothers and Lord willing, future children.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008



I hope you find this blog encouraging.

Here is a photo of the mountain scenery east of our house:

“Your mercy O Lord is in the heavens,

And your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.

Your righteousness is like the great mountains;

Your judgments are a great deep;

O Lord, you preserve man and beast.

How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!

Therefore the children put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.”

Psalms 36:5-7