Just before we went away, Rob our bee friend came out and took some bee frames and extracted the honey and brought us back 3 X 2 litre mik bottles of honey( just under half of the total honey he told us) We were amazed at that as we had said at this point we would have been happy with just a few jars.
Our new Wisteria flowered this season,
My Iris's have been bloomin' beautiful, but all my colours seems to have been lost with the whole garden this year only blooming these two colours.
The weekend that we arrived home we attended the engagement party of our neice Jessica to Ethan over in Dubbo.
The next day our Son In Law arrived and dropped off out two youngest granddaughters who were going to stay with us at the farm for 5 days .
We had such fun, I loved watching Poppy head off to feed the sheep with a fairy and Ballerina in gumboots in tow.
Lot's of running and bike riding which resulted in two skinned knees and special bandaids being applied,
Lastly but not least there was chicken whispering,
This activity proved to be one of the most popular ,having to repeated a few times during the visit.
I loved my washing line this week, instead of boring old farm clothes and the odd "tidy " outfits, my line became a rainbow of colour with dress up clothes and tutus and little girls clothes .
We were lucky enough to be invited to a tour of a new Correctional Centre that is opening in our area,
They will share bathrooms, and a small kitchenette and dining area.
It was a very inteesting tour and one I am glad we made the effort to do.
Last weekend I attended a luncheon in Dubbo with my mother,
Mum received her medal about 7 years ago for 50 years of voluntary service to the RSL Auxilliary , but attends the lunch each year along with all the other past and current recipients.
We are just still in awe of what a good bee hive can produce, they are just amazing little creatures.
It's been a big month and this is just a little.
Canning and preserving has taken a back seat for a while, but I am sure it won't be long until I am back at it again.
Take care until we meet again,
Jane and Brian.