-Posted by Isaac
The Lithopolis Honeyfest was a resounding success for all involved. We began setting up in the rain and wind, gave up, took a long coffee break, and finished about 10:30 when the skies cleared and the crowd slowly trickled in. I snapped a couple photos before the tidal wave of honey lovers barreled in around noon.
Jayne was the mastermind behind this four-sided display
This year we had our new iphones which enabled us to swipe charge cards. Very handy... except for the few honey stick purchases for $1.00 that people wanted to charge... that was a bit tedious.
The next day we rewarded ourselves with trip to Cincinnati. Mason, Grandpa and I caught a Reds game and found a few flying pigs to climb on.
The goldenrod is in full bloom and the bees are working hard on these gorgeous sunny days. Soon the bee yards will smell like dirty laundry as the bees dry down the nectar. (Goldenrod is notorious for smelling like dirty laundry when it is in the hives.)
Maizy and I took a pollen run yesterday and discovered that the farmers are already in full swing with the corn. What an early year!
The goldenrod pollen is a bright orange and has a sweeter taste then the yellow ragweed pollen we've collected recently.
Maizy had the obligatory pollen snack.
|Maizy chose to wear her "cowboy-girl boots" for the pollen run.|
And of course a bouquet for Mommy was in order.