Sunday, June 28, 2020

Honey Extraction and Baklava

The honey bees have never been busier than this year and to our surprise, we had 8 supers to extract from in no time at all providing us with nearly 300 pounds of honey with our first extraction.

Our entomologist friend and resident apiarist, Brent, prepares to gather the supers


We eat the honeycomb too - there are many nutritional values to this delicious treat

Filling the honey jars for sale at our farmstand

Many delicious ways to use honey - here, Katharina and Quinlan prepare Baklava
So many paths to enjoyment

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Look to this day...

“Look to this day for it is life, the very life of life. In its brief course lie all the verities and realities of your existence. The bliss of growth, the glory of action, the splendor of beauty... For yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision.  But today well-lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day.”  - Kalidasa (sanskrit)

Monday, June 8, 2020

Foxglove - the Harbinger of Summer

Foxglove has always been the calendar for announcing summer.  Being a biennial, the surprise comes in guessing where we will see it growing from year to year.   Foxglove can grow in the pastures where the sheep graze, as they would never eat this poisonous beauty.