Art therapy 

Well hello there.  Before you go any further,  this is going to get a bit sweary.  You might have noticed that I’ve been a bit sparse on posting this year. I’m still tending my bees but other things have taken priority.  Mum got diagnosed with cancer in March and before treatment even got sorted,  she … Continue reading Art therapy 

Currying some flavour 

Hey wow,  turns out posts about recipes are more popular than posts about bee keeping, who’d have guessed?  In the spirit of shameless populism,  here’s a recipe. Normally we do anything to avoid buying imported veg but if it’s  in the Dead and Dying section it’s fair game which is why Friday nights meal was … Continue reading Currying some flavour 

Bowling 

Hello again!  And I think I can still just about get away with ‘Happy New Year”. I’ve been at it again – stinking out the house with the aroma of burning wax and hot metal. Whilst abluting on New Years day I looked at my Gentleman’s grooming accessories and decided leaving a razor sharp,  um, … Continue reading Bowling 

Sham pain anyone? 

I’ve been a bit slack on posting ( again ) but things are going well – I’ve split my apple juice into two batches – one for straight cider, one for cyser. The first ferment was done after about ten days – taking the S.G. from 1.045 to 1.002. I added a teaspoon of tannin … Continue reading Sham pain anyone?