Little Wife On the Prairie

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

No Excuse

I have no excuse for how long it has been since I have blogged.  I am sad that I have missed out on documenting the things we have been doing the past 3 months.  But I can't look back.  I must move forward. 

But give me just a few minutes to capture some of the "back."

 We had our first big honey extraction.  It was an amazing mess.  We had so much fun!  Thanks to our friends George and Paige Nester for letting us use their extractor.

 We has some gorgeous burr comb on top of the frames.

 Nice full and capped cells!

 We scraped the cappings and then loaded the frames into the extractor to spin out the honey.

 You know how it is when you know something should work but you have never done it?  When you see it work with your own eyes, it is kind of amazing.

 We had lots of fresh cappings to clean for use in making chapstick and lotion.  Maybe even soap if I get brave.

 I had lots of help.  Crazy help, but still help.

 The result was better than I imagined.  We harvested about 90 pounds of honey from 2 hives!!!

 These boys had a date to the motocross.  Asher wouldn't smile so Matt was helping him.

While the boys were gone, I made some honey-fermented garlic and fire cider for the upcoming cold season.  That fresh honey sure does make me happy!

 We also got to go to our local Fall fair.  It just gets better every year!  My kiddos always love the face painting.

  Having a teenage girl is not always easy but it sure if fun!  I love this group of sweet girls.  (there are a couple missing) 

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