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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Busy August Days

I've been reminded recently by family and friends that I haven't posted anything for a while. When I looked, I couldn't believe it has been almost a month. Well, things are good, but I've just been incredibly busy with the garden, bees and life in general for the past few weeks.

This picture tells a lot of the story. I've been canning green beans. There will be a later post on the great greasy green bean adventure. I've also harvested my first honey and made my first wax block. What fun! The wax is pure, golden yellow and smells wonderful. I'll use it to make candles for the holiday season.

Seems like everything I've done recently has been filled with excitement, but the biggest event was the first of the bear sightings in the garden. I'll tell that story later, also, but thank goodness for our dogs, Jack and Ansley. I still have 2 beehives in tact thanks to them.

The much needed rain has quit so I'm out the door to pick more beans, cucumbers and tomatoes. I have a lot of catching up to do on this blog and I promise myself I will get it done. I created this blog to be a better record-keeper, but I'll never be Thomas Jefferson. :(


vicree said...

Glad you are back! You were missed and now I am looking forward to reading about your adventures with bees, beans, and bears.

The honey is a sight for sore eyes and the beans are not bad either.


Lynn said...

You know you just got a glimpse of your Christmas present. I'll be sending along some really good (I think) honey.

Kat said...

Oh my goodness! You have been a busy bee!! I cannot wait to hear about the greasy beans and the BEAR!! The honey looks fab!

Barbara's Spot on the Blog said...

I'm glad for the quick update and the tantalizing bits of news for future posts. I can't wait to hear 'the rest of the story'!! August certainly is a busy month. Your honey and wax look lovely. Congratulations on your harvest.

Ngaio said...

Thank you Lyn for your kind comments on my blog - being in opposite hemispheres certainly does make for interesting blogs ! I am enjoying reading your also - bears !!! We don`t have any large animals here in NZ that cause damage or are even scary!I also enjoy the different language you use - we say `bottling` instead of `canning`.