Newfoundland Beekeepers on Facebook

Mud Songs, the fabulous and famous Newfoundland beekeeping website that everybody loves is now on Facebook at Mud Songs (Nfld Beekeepers). All you have to do is “Like” it!

As of this date, Mud Songs is the only beekeeping blog originating out of Newfoundland. It records the trials, tribulations and triumphs of two backyard beekeepers who have been keeping bees in the cold wet climate of St. John’s, Newfoundland, since July 18th, 2010. They have two Langstroth hives with some conventional and foundationless frames. They’re learning as they stumble along, getting it wrong before they get it right. They make the mistakes so you don’t have to!

Join in the fun! It won’t hurt a bit. (Well, maybe a just a little.)

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Movie Review: “Jack Goes Boating”

  Jack Goes Boating is a well-written and well-acted movie about a poor and lonely limo driver, Philip Seymour Hoffman, trying to get a girlfriend. It may not be a great movie, but I felt more sympathy and understanding for the characters with every scene. It’s a good movie.

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Cuban Resort Coffee

We had various coffee-based drinks at the Sirenis la Salina resort in Varadero, Cuba, during our Xmas vacation, and they were all good. We ordered from the 24-hour café four or five times a day and sampled every drink available. One of my favourites was an alcoholic coffee not on the menu simply called Spanish Coffee, essentially coffee with rum. Cuban rum is so sweet, though, it’s not at all a bitter drink. It’s pleasant.

We bought two bags of coffee from the small shop on the resort, a bag of beans and a bag of ground coffee. The beans were disappointing when we tried them at home. The flavour was nothing special and the coffee always seemed weak no matter how we brewed it.

We didn’t have high expectation for the ground coffee (we normally only buy beans), so we left it on the shelf as a backup coffee. When we finally got around to sampling it, though, it was delicious. A deep rich flavour, but not burnt like many dark roasted coffees. The best coffee we’ve ever tasted is a locally-made blend called East Coast Roast, but this cheap ground coffee from Cuba is easily the second best. I couldn’t find a website for it, but it’s called La Indiana. If you happen to visit the Sirenis la Salina resort, this is the one to bring home with you.

More posts about our trip to Cuba are filed under Varadero.

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Blackberry Doesn’t Work

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Venus Explains The Atom

Memorable scene from WKRP where Venus Flytrap explains the basics of an atom:

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