In 2012 I did a Small Year. My intention was to spend as little money as possible and stay home all the time. In January 2012 I bought two Spartan Aircraft aluminum caravans, 31 feet long, 8 feet wide, manufactured in 1949 and 1951.
In the spring of 2013 I completed the conversion of the 1951 Spartan into a permanent lab and laundry room. It is now my knitting and sewing lab.
2016 was my smallest year yet.
2017 was on the medium size of small. I started working on 20 versions of the Royal Game of UR in 2017.
2018 was not as small as 2016 but smaller than 2017. I kept working on Royal Game of UR.
2019 was been slightly less small than 2018 so far. I went to the coast so that expanded my range by two counties. I've got 20 versions of the game of 20 squares ready for 2020. They're all 20% off on my Etsy shop all year.
In 2020 I am launching a video series for the Buck Rivet Report and restarting that blog.
That's some nice camera work there. A couple of questions/comments: You mention a "small fly", but I'm not sure that is a fly. In the second (brief) appearance it makes, I kind of thought it looked like a smaller wasp.ReplyDelete
Also, you referred to the digging wasp as "him." Do you have reason to think it's male? I'm not sure, but aren't digging wasps typically digging to make an egg chamber? If so, would that maybe point to this being a lady wasp?
Altogether, the most fun I've had watching a video all day. Thanks!
I thought it was an ant in real time. But watching the video I saw it fly away. I don't know what it was. Too bad I didn't catch it at high speed.Delete
You are right about female wasps being the one to make egg chambers. I caught one flying around carrying a whole grasshopper in 2008. (http://beachton.tumblr.com/post/36147385 Archives are a bitch on Tumblr. It won't show the whole series.) I wasn't sure this was the same kind of wasp though. It looks like the kind that lays their egg on a stunned spider in a properly sized hole in one of my power tools or bicycle handlebars then caps it with rock hard dirt and spit. It looks pretty similar to the one with the grasshopper too though. Maybe they do both depending on their mood.
I called him "him" purely because of the point of view of the song. It's not like a gopher where I can actually tell the difference.
I have a video of a robber fly too https://vimeo.com/6949883