Sunday, October 7, 2012

Harvesting Honey at the Farm

If you have been following us for a little while, you know we have a relationship with the folks at Paris Barns in Paris, Va, an organic farm and animal rescue.  They have become a little more famous as they have taken on the zoning board of Fauquier County and are now embroiled in a court case with the County.

But life goes on, and we had to harvest their honey (I know, late in the season) from their three hives.  Alas, only one of their hives had enough excess honey to harvest.  The other two we strugglers after overwintering, and never got huge, so we will wait for next season to harvest.  That said, farmer Martha said that her agricultural yield was huge to which she credits the bees.
My daughter Maddie was kind enough to join me on this adventure, here shown with our harvesting bucket.

Honey is not the only draw to the farm.  There are numerous animals:



and goats.

For city slickers like us, this is an excellent morning!

about one and a half gallons of honey collected.  That should keep farmer Martha in honey for the year!


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