May 18

Okay, not really. But I am smokin’ in it, as you can see. We had a great weekend at our friend Jim’s ranch. Andrew had a painting to move (story to come on his blog) and Jim has encouraged me to pursue my passion for bees by working a hive that’s been unattended for the last few years. We gave “the girls” a spacious new box to fill with comb in exchange for the old box which was heavy with honey. I have now extracted my first few quarts! I’m so proud that I put together some mini taster jars for the teacher appreciation luncheon tomorrow. Comb to table in just over 48 hours – at that’s with Andrew driving to Sebastopol yesterday to fetch my new extractor – thanks, Honey!