Beekeeping, Gardening and Quilting in Eastern Wake County, North Carolina

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The River

Well, this isn't the River - it's just rising water. Nothing compared to stuff the folks up North have had to deal with - I think we got the EASY button on this one.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy at the River

It rained Friday, Saturday and was still raining on Sunday.

The winds were pushing the water from the sound into the rivers.

When I left on Sunday afternoon the pier was about 6" or so under water.  The river was still rising.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

NC State Fair

New Clothes 2012
Tree Man 2012 NC State Fair
Tree Man 2012 NC State Fair

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Taking Care of the Honey

This summer after I finished getting the honey, I just left it in 5-gal buckets.  Finally, I'm getting the honey in jars.  The buckets are about half full - that's all I can pick up - honey is heavy.

The process is the same as I've done in years past.  Sterilize the jars, put out newspaper on the floor for drips and get busy.  Less bubbles in the honey if the jars are filled slowly.  Then I let it sit in the jars for a day or two.

So far AND I'M NOT DONE YET, I have 24 - 6.42 oz jars (they're the small ones in the photo and make excellent gifts), 18 half pints, 6 - 12 oz jars, and 33 pints.  Another good year!