About Phillip

Phillip Cairns is a beekeeper in St. John's, Newfoundland, who writes about beekeeping at mudsongs.org.

Go Fly A Kite

Flying a kiteJenny and I went to the top of Signal Hill yesterday to fly a three-dollar kite we bought at the grocery store last week. It says on the package that the kite comes with 400 feet of string. What it doesn’t say, though, is that the end of the string isn’t actually tied to the spool. So if you let that sucker out all the way, you might as well kiss your kite goodbye. Especially if you’re next to Atlantic Ocean. And so I offer, for your viewing pleasure, actual videotape footage of…

The Kite That Flew Too Far (24mb) / Low-res version (5mb)