Tuesday 24 November 2020

First frost of the autumn

The days are now getting really short. Yesterday we had the first frost of the autumn. Not a severe one, but noticeable. 

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Cleaning the honeycomb

We have stored in large buckets in previous years the pressed honeycomb in the expectation that at some point we will get round to extracting the beeswax. We are a step closer that doing that but first we have washed the honeycomb in water which we have put into large pans. We will be using this honey water for brewing (and there was a great deal more honey washed out of the honeycomb than we expected).

Venison and pigeon casserole

We still have lots of pigeon breasts to use up so we combined some with venison from the deer carcass we took to the  game butcher recently to make a rather pleasant casserole.

Friday 13 November 2020

Honey sale

 I've spent the past couple of days sorting the honey from 2 hives. Tomorrow the honey will be on sale at the pop up shop at the Whinnies Community Garden. I will be there to help with the socially distanced crowd control!

Sunday 8 November 2020

New sheep paddock

 The new paddock for the sheep is finished! It's about 4 times the size of their previous paddock. We moved them into it on Friday and they are loving it - especially the grass. Next job is to build the lambing shed.