Honey Bear Harvest

Kathy and Steve just finished another harvest.  This time, straight into the honey bears …


This batch of honey has a caramel taste to it, I think.  Love it.  Some more pics …




Loving those bears …






That’s a cat.


And that’s enough of that.  Had two pieces of buttered toast today – one with our spring honey, and one with this new late summer honey – and that’s a bit too delicious to think too much about.

Author tgreen Category Nature

Where's Ratty??

Muskrat Damage to the Pond

Ouch … those ratty muskrats!!!

Just one month ago …

One month ago, water lilies untouched ...
One month ago, water lilies untouched …

And now, this …

Water lilies, after one month
No more water lilies, after one month of muskrats

So, I managed to get off one good shot

The Vigil
The Vigil

Just one shot, for many many hours of hunting, sitting still, in a chair, down by the pond.  Had ratty in the crosshairs, pulled the trigger, and he dived.  No blood.  The next day, he or another muskrat, was seen crossing the pond with a mouth full of plant matter.  They are so careful.  Trapping’s the only way – and I haven’t been able to find their hole, this season.  Not yet.  And now, it’s too late to save the pond – but I will eradicate those muskrats, this year, anyway.