We processed and “finished” our entire pantry of liqueurs today… ~10 gallons of pear, pear w/vanilla bean, blackberry w/vanilla bean, pomegranate, limoncello, tangerinecello, lemongarine, cherry. Play your cards right and this holiday season just may find some of it migrating to your pantry 🙂
We also harvested this season’s fruit from our Perpetual Pear… not without harm, though – one of my bees gave her life to protect a pear she was apparently very fond of.
And speaking of
Yesterday one of my NSX friends came over to observe my weekly inspection. He’s very interested in keeping bees so wanted to experience what Al went through last week.
All hives are looking, um, hiveish, and doing well. Fuzzy’s doing so well, I’m very tempted to snatch a full frame of honey from it before too much longer, though I’ll probably let it remain to feed the colony over winter. Fuzzy is jam-packed, though – frames and frames of larvae / brood in all phases – and Josh got to watch several bees emerge from their cells. As you might expect, though, Freddie is the Queen of them all and is jam-packed w/all the good things I went in looking for. They’re a little slow to cap @ this point, but they know what they’re doing better than I do so I’ll let them, um, bee 🙂 🙂
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