All 13 of Owen and Verona Slaugh’s children converged on Utah this week. We had a great reunion with plenty of food. Here are a few photos and a video of the pool party.
Exciting times! After about 14 months of beekeeping, we harvested our first frame of honey. It produced about a quart. I’m not sure what to expect for the full season, but it should be somewhere around 10 quarts.
I decided to document the whole process because it’s the sort of thing I would have appreciated knowing going into it. Here’s the 10-minute video:
Amazon links to some of the supplies we used:
- Cute little bear bottles
- Honey strainer
- Honey extractor
- Uncapping fork
- Honey filter, if you prefer to crush and strain rather than use an extractor
And a few photos –
This is our new favorite National Park. It’s a little more in the middle of nowhere, but it shares a lot of Zion’s beauty without all the crowds. We were there Memorial Day Weekend — which set a new record for number of visitors — and we still felt like we had the place to ourselves.
On behalf of my son, I apologize to all the lizards who now lack tails.
Today I met some pigs that sound just like TIE fighters in Star Wars –
Some slow-motion footage of the bees in the backyard. Note the chicken tripping in the background right at the start.