Our chickens at Scarlett Homestead are the funniest little birds you ever did see. Rob and Judah drive up in the ‘old truck’ every day and as soon as they hear that engine coming up the hill and around the bend they start squawking and flapping their wings because they KNOW that their favorite people are on the way. With snacks most likely.
One of my favorite blogger friends, Jenn from Sunshine Farm tagged me in her latest post about goals from 2018 – goals that were met and some that were not. Reflecting on these goals and what is ahead for the next year. I like it! Challenge accepted!
We have 3 healthy, thriving beehives at Scarlett Homestead at the moment and we hope that this coming spring or summer we can increase the amount of hives we have. The more the merrier.
“Nobody very remarkable ever come out of it, s’far as we know” – Our Town
The holiday season makes me love being at home and being warm and cozy in the evenings. I change all of our bedding over to flannel sheets in November already, and I’m one of those people who has a Christmas bedding set for my bed, because decorating isn’t enough. I have to sleep in Christmas too.
I am so excited that December is finally here and I don’t have to feel so ashamed at the fact that my house has been fully decorated since mid November already.
As promised, after we harvested our honey, I got to work on part two of our harvest for the year, honey salve! My goodness is this stuff amazing. Nothing says Homesteading like collecting your honey fresh from the hive, and then using the remnants of the uncapped and unused combs to render down and make completely natural and organic skin product with. That’s called using what God gave you to the fullest!
A few weeks ago, over the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday weekend, my parents and my sister came down to our house and spent the weekend harvesting our honey with us. There is nothing more satisfying than stealing honey from your 3 hives of hard working honey bees, and bottling up that golden goodness in a jar. It’s raw, thick, and incredibly sweet and it’s truly something to be thankful for.