Justin strains the unheated, raw honey
Pouring the honey into canning jars
Liquid gold! Lovely sight, wouldn’t you say?
A few weeks ago the guys went into to the resident honey hive here on the homestead and collected a few frames of honey. After letting the wax filled with golden honey sit in a huge black pot in the sun, it was time to strain and bottle some of nature’s nectar. Of course this honey extraction method is as low tech as you can get, you can, however, build a simple solar extractor.
This recent honey harvest weighed in at over 21 lbs!
With 30 years of beekeeping experience, Farmer D says that he’ll be “going in” a little later to check on the health of the hive before cooler weather sets in.
No more having to buy gallons of raw honey from the co-op for a long while, we are back in beesiness.
Justin’s tinkering around with some pedal power apparatus and looking at running one of the diesel car’s on water (yeah, water!) I informed him that “don’t leave it up to me to write about all that you are doing!” So hopefully he’ll actually sit down write about his self reliant projects.
Stay tuned for a post detailing what we ate last week and a list of November community events that PTF will be taking part in. And there’s more!