So this post is not instructional, just an event that I thought you would appreciate.
I’ve spent the past few weeks clearing for and digging a pond here at Willow Haven – which is some exciting news for those of you scheduled for courses this summer and fall. I’ll be taking primitive fishing skills to the next level!
With this project, we have had to clear a lot of brush and trees to make room for the pond. I tried my best to only clear large trees that already had some issues – either previously damaged or signs of dying. One of these was a huge Sugar Maple. I absolutely love Sugar Maple trees. They are one of my favorite. This one, though, was dying. You could see way up how it was seeping and hollow.
Long story short, though she was dying, something… or I should say 1000′s of somethings were very much alive in her hollow middle. HONEY BEES!
Once the tree was down and moved out of the way, I came back a few days later to collect with chainsaw in hand…
I could’t wait to see what was inside!
It just kept on going…
All this work was zapping my energy levels. I needed to refuel…
I tried, but I couldn’t eat it all myself. So, I decided to jar some up for later.
I have a ton of honeycomb left over that I plan on using for other projects. I’ll keep you posted.And John was clothed with camel’s hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;
Remember, it’s bot IF but WHEN,
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