My name is Russell Glerum, thank you for stopping by. This blog is about all my hobbies and the cool stuff that I do on a monthly basis. I live in Colonial Beach, Virginia in a tiny house (big enough for me and too much of a house for me to keep clean) with the Potomac River as my front yard.
I am so thankful for my family and all my great friends.
I have honey bees and extract the honey in the spring. The honey that I extract is the honey that is left over from the cold winter months that the bees didn’t need to eat to survive. Some years I have done really good but 2015 and 2016 were non productive years for me. As of November 2017, I currently have six healthy hives and I am adding 3 bee nucs from mdbee.com in April 2018. My bee goal is to maintain a maximum of 10 healthy hives and to be a good bee daddy. I have turned most of my yard into a clover and flower yard for the bees.
I have 17 happy chickens and I get only about 5 eggs per day because my chickens are old and not as productive as they were when they were young. My chickens are free range and their eggs taste completely different from the free range eggs that you can buy in the store; the yolks are a really dark orange and tasty. My chickens are like pets and they all have different personalities. The chickens are fed some type of tasty treat at least 5 times a week (meal worms, hot dogs, spaghetti, popcorn, rice, fresh corn on the cob, kitchen scraps, etc.).
I crab from May through September and eat crabs almost everyday of the week. During the summer months, I feed my chickens about a dozen crabs a day. I steam the crabs and then smash them and the chickens eat everything but the shell.
I have 4 soft shell crab tanks that I harvest soft shells in daily. Nothing is better than a fried soft crab sandwich with a slice of fresh tomato from the garden.
I garden and I enjoy growing herbs and finding new recipes. My favorite herbs are Cilantro, Rosemary, and Basil. My favorite vegetables are tomatoes, squash, and peppers on the grill.
I have two Golden Retrievers named Brandi and Callie. Both of them are spoiled and lead a pretty easy and fun-filled life. On nice days, I take them swimming usually at least 4 times a week where they love to fetch sticks and balls.
I try to eat healthy and exercise every day (running and working out).
I have a Garmin Virb Ultra 30 action camera and Pivothead sunglasses that I use for making my videos. For 2018, I will be making youtube videos of my beekeeping, crabs, gardening, dogs, and chickens and postings the links to my youtube videos on my home page. I also have a youtube channel but I haven’t figured out how to master it yet. I have a Mavic Pro Drone and I also plan to post some videos of things that I will be doing with my Drone.
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