Sunday, October 19, 2014

happenings

Or, rather, these are things that already happened a month or so ago, but that I'm grateful to document here; even late as they are.



:: Harvesting all we could before the early September first frost


:: A weather pattern which has since yielded to many glorious days outdoors in such appropriate attire as swimsuits and muck boots


:: Or whatever you would call this get-up!


 :: Still milking our sweet new doe, Piper, an American Alpine. And giving the Nigerians a break. From afar, people often mistake Piper for an antelope!  



 :: The first honey harvest from our hive, and the best honey I've ever tasted - lightly fragrant and delicately sweet.


:: "Beeby-sitting" a few hives over the winter for our beekeeper (who has just published a very comprehensive beekeeping book!). These hives were attacked by a bear at their original location. Aren't they just beautiful?!


:: Attempting my first sourdough starter using these most delicious, beautiful little grapes from a friend's garden. (Not that I really need another thing to keep alive - plant, animal, or otherwise - since I've failed quite miserably at that this year, save for the children of course!)



:: And for good measure, I can't resist sharing a picture of our new squishy babushka baby. 

9 comments:

  1. A person can't ever have enough gratuitous delicious baby pictures, or big kid pictures! Ever!

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    1. Oh, there will be many more forethcoming - it's the only way I keep my sanity ;)

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  2. Just love that beautiful baby face!

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  3. There really is nothing like "home grown" honey, now is there? Great shots here, every last one of them...especially the squishiness and the get-ups ;-)

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    1. There really isn't - I'm totally addicted to our honey! And my poor girl - I think she might get her fashion sense from me ;)

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  4. Lovely Pic's and Oh what a great squishy - give the sweet soul a big squishy hug from me. Love and Light from this gal

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  5. What a wonderful assortment of happenings! I love your elder child's sense of style! Oh, I know so many people who care what others think of such things all to often! May she never outgrow her funky, authentic self! That honey looks amazing and I am sure tastes both delicious and satisfying in that way only homespun things can. You start sourdough with grapes?! I've never heard of this. I will have to query our master baker (Matt) about it.

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  6. I'm reading back through past posts to get caught up. You have a Warre hive! That's what I decided on because I'm finally going to get my bees next spring. So exciting. :) Thanks for the recommendation of the bee book!

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