Well, I guess it was inevitable that 2014 would roll around with a lot of things left to do on the checklist. Here in the Northwest we have had the benefit of the Puget Sound to keep our low temperatures just above freezing and our highs in the low 50s while the rest of the country has been dealt another round of freezing weather.
So I looked out at the bees (our remaining hive) and they are still alive. I added a mouse guard on the hive to avoid what I believe was the main reason that the other hive perished. They of course are still balled up waiting for spring to roll around. In November I placed a sugar pile on top and they have gone through about half of that pile. If they finish off the sugar I will take the frozen honey (from the hive that perished) and place it into the hive once they finish the sugar pile.
I was also able to finish the 2014 garden plan and not a moment too soon as I already have to start some starts next week, inside (just the artichoke). It looks like I have to go out and get some new seeds as I used up a few from last year.