And a warm English welcome to Dolly Sarrio from Hibiscus House and Gaynor Hodson on Blog Lovin.
We continue to be busy with he gardens and the bees. We took a super of honey off hive No 7 last night, it yielded 24 lb of honey...not bad for a hive that was a small swarm in late April of this year. So far we have 97 lb f honey and three more hives to go. We have sold a few jars this week which has given us enough money to go to the "Bee Shop" for a gross of new jars with lids.
Even though it is only August I am thinking of winter as I start to put stores away. Buckets of honey and frozen processed tomatoes are the start, We are hopeful of the potatoes and I will soon be making jam and chutney with the misshapen or overgrown marrows, windfalls, tomatoes and onions.
I thought you might like to see a few of the corners of our garden and some of the veg we are growing this year.
Indoor Tomatoes - that is not a huge slug at the top, it is my finger!
The next three days will be a bit of social whirl for us. Friday sees our granddaughter's actual 9th birthday. Unusually for us we are heading for the city of Derby to meet her and a few friends at a Grill no-less. We will call in at the local beekeeping shop for the new jars and lids while we are at the Great metropolis that is Derby!
On Saturday we go to a wedding for much of the day, though we will have to run home half way through to put the chickens to bed as our YD is away for the day and can't step in for us. We will then go to pick up our grandson from his job as bartender in a small Derbyshire village. I suppose we will be forced to stay for a drink before we come home!. On Sunday we have the said Grandson's birthday meal at the pub he works in. This will be for close family, last year when he was 21 he had to work so he was determined to celebrate his 22 birthday this year. Everyone but me seems to have chosen steak. I will be having Homity pie.
I am trying to feel positive about this weekend, but I'm not too keen on eating out in restaurants !
Back Soon dear Frugellers.