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Tob bar frame insert part II

I really liked the frame insert that I originally built. The only problem was that it took a very long time making all of those angle cuts with a back saw. 175 more words


Honey Caramels Recipe

I have an insatiable sweet tooth. It is no wonder that that one of my Rugby buddies refers to me, affectionately, as “Fatboy”! Thanks Steve! For a number of years another Rugby buddy, Vince P and I catered large BBQ’s and fundraising events – we were also affectionately known as the “Fatboys”. 907 more words


beans and bees

Christmas means a ham, which then means bean and ham soup. This year managed 10 quarts. Did both regular canning as well as experimenting with the Tattler lids. 323 more words


Christmas surprise

after discovering what seemed to be an empty hive, put some honey in the feeder anyway.  next warm day went out and the honey was gone and they had eaten through the block they had put up to the feeder entrance as well as the hive entrance.  78 more words


Do You Really Know Your Honey?

No, I am not talking about the person you met through “Match.com” or for that matter, your significant other. I am talking about the liquid gold in the bottle called “Honey”. 1,026 more words

Healthy Lifestyle

"Maters" and Bees

The garden is pretty quiet right now. I have a potted Juliet tomato that just keeps on producing, a few pole beans from a volunteer Kentucky Blue wonder variety and now the carrots and beets are popping up. 342 more words


Beefore and After

Sometimes the “Just-In-Case” notion pays …

We cleared and stored all our outdoor furniture in the garage, took down hanging plants, sheltered potted plants in the oak-well, did all that was necessary on our hurricane checklist before heading for the airport to enjoy our vacation in Singapore and Australia, … 235 more words

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