Since we're into a new year I figure it's time to start a new thread. Here in the Pacific Northwest it's been fairly mild, although we had a heck of a windstorm come thru last week. I ended up with 30' of fence down and the neighbors carport in my yard. The fence was part of that which I had not replaced in the last 5 years (since I moved in) and was due. I think I'm more upset by the fact I'd just a week prior took a day and picked up all the leaves, and now I have a new set from somewhere else... But it's foggy here today, even now at 1pm. So instead of messing around outside I've been getting ready for spring. I built three new Mason bee nests from some scrap lumber. that should be enough for 300 bees, which I don't have. But I do have a fair number, and I'm taking half down to a friends place. She and her husband have 10 acres with numerous fruit trees and they also have honey bees. But the Mason's are early bees and they are great pollinators for fruit trees so I hope to help out their orchard.