Bee sweet day

IMG_4595Today’s the day we extracted honey from my hives.  Surprisingly good yield, given how late in the year they went it – – hope next year is even better and they all make it through the winter.  Here’s a few pictures of the process.  The frames are placed two at a time in the metal cylinder, which works as a centrifugal extractor. It uses mule power to turn the crank – and boy am I a cranky old mule tonight!  The honey then goes through a triple filter into the white bucket (below the filters), which has a spigot to fill the jars!  Bottom photo is Rachel’s son playing Winnie the Pooh – don’t fall in!

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Lifetime Senior Pass only $10 + $10

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This is the Federal Parks (actually six departments participate) Pass that get you into the more than 2,000 Federal Recreation Sites for free and now you can buy a LIFETIME Senior Pass – through August 27th – for only $10!  Order it online in about 3 seconds, but you pay a $10 processing fee.  You can download the application and mail it before 8/28 with your $10 payment and the same $10 processing fee or go to a Parks place that issues them without the processing fee.  Checking the locations shows me I’d be a damned fool to NOT pay the $10 online processing fee…

Provides entrance or access to pass owner and accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle at Federal operated recreation sites across the country.  May provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services.

On August 28 the price will jump to $20 for the annual pass and $80 for the Lifetime Pass, so don’t put it off.  I plan to start checking out the offerings around this country before I kick the bucket.  and since that bucket is already tilting, i did the online application.

Today is National Doughnut Day

Whether it’s powdered, filled, or a hot Original Glazed®, stop by Krispy Kreme to enjoy a free doughnut tomorrow. Plus, earn 10% cash back on all purchases with Ibotta!  What’s Ibotta?  It’s an APP for smart phones that pays you cash for buying stuff you’re buying anyway!  Buy certain products from participating retailers, scan the product UPC and your receipt and get cash back in your Ibotta account

Love Your Dog Videos – hehehe



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“Billions of hot dogs go unloved in America each summer grilling season,” notes Mark Beierle, HORMEL® Chili Brand Manager. “That’s why we’re reminding Americans that smothering their hot dog with chili is an easy way to demonstrate affection. Hot dogs also taste really good that way.”  Check out the Lost Dog and Vet Visit Gone Wrong commercials. Or the Pepperoni One Man Band.

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