The mead I made in September has cleared a lot. This is the bottle (front) in September: It’s much lighter now. Here’s the bottle next to the year-old, wholly clarified mead: The bottom is a moonscape of dead yeast people and quaintly coalesced beeswax. But something else in the yeasts must make them consume and […]
A couple of days ago Amie and her friends ran inside in a panic: there’s blood, blood! I ran out with them and found a crazy chicken yard with screaming chickens and screaming children. Also a broad streak of blood on the roost. Imagine my relief when I found it was just one of the […]
Okay, okay, I stole the title from my friend and fellow beek Kath – though her blog post title is “That’s a wrap” so technically it’s not the same. Anyhoo. This is what we woke up to this morning: and and The photograph above I call “Terrestrial.” …And so also I had been waiting for […]
After a few warm days of observing the candy board supers on the hives, I started to suspect robbing in one (the one to the left). This one has Honey-Bee-Healthy in the candy, which might be the main tip-off to other bees that there are goodies to be had. The other hive, where I decided […]
Harvested celery, chard, kale, sorrel, escarole, and sage. Soup’s on, and kale chips!
In the middle of October we had a warm spell, hovering around 70F for a week. Still, firewood was on my mind. Our friends Kath and Paul joined us in renting a log splitter and doing the work. First we worked at our place, splitting all those old rounds that had been cut last year […]
OVER FIVE YEARS OF RIOT! This is the Riot for Abundance for the months of August, September and October, 2104 for the three of us (two adults, one nine-year-old). Edson fixed the calculator: all go tither to crunch those numbers! And here’s another fun website for the mathematically inclined: Do the Math. Gasoline. Calculated per person. […]