Friday, October 25, 2013


So who needs money? So far I've traded two containers of jam and one of honey for a freezer from friends, a jar of honey for organic dog treats from the guy who changes our oil, and a container of honey for a jar of yummy jam from Michelle at 

Sunday, October 20, 2013


What a beautiful warm day!  Almost too warm for a sweater. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


25 years ago today I married my very best friend. 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Hey Honey!

I keep bees, as if spinning and knitting wasn't weird enough. September for us is always time to harvest the honey. Or as we say steal it from the bees. Mr. Truck gets the full frames out of the hives and brushes off the bees then I dash in the house with them. There were 12 mostly full frames. Then we cut off the caps if wax with the hot knife and spin it out in the centrifuge. The wax is strained out and we end up with about 60 pounds of honey. It's a sticky mess but the bees clean up most of it. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Poor Phantom can only dream of going outside. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013

It's beach time

At the beach Dunkin walks himself while Dougal goes swimming, at least as far as Mr. Truck will let him, and I search for sea glass.