Been Listening

Hey folks, I know it’s been a while since I updated, but in my defense, I’ve been incredibly busy, and hardly anyone reads this anyway.

Thanks, those of you that do.

I’ve been spending much of my time freelancing– got really kicked in a few weeks before I left Adelaide, and have kept up even here in the Outback.

But what you want to hear is this (at least, it’s what I’d want to hear):

Today we slaughtered and cleaned a sheep for eating. I’ve been herding sheep and cattle for over a week now, as well as milking cows, marking lambs, and wrestling the occasional ewe.

This place is the most Outback Experience I could imagine. It’s marvelous, but also very hard work. I enjoy it a lot, though I miss the solitude I had in Adelaide. And the goats.

I’ll update with pictures soon, but I did want to stick my head in, and say hello.

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Bee International

The long-belated harvest post will be mostly pictures, as it turns out, with some description to narrate. It will come this weekend.

Much has happened in the past seven months– the bees actually moved to a new home in late December, and the Silvers swarmed last month, so there are now three Purgatory Creek hives.

There will be pictures, and there will be chatter, but the most exciting thing in this beekeeper’s life is that my friends taking over the hives means I can embark on an international tour of beekeepers. I’ll be leaving for Australia in a month, and after nine or so months there will head to Europe. This blog will become something of a travel blog, as I document what I see and learn as I discover the world of bees, meadmaking, and general farm living.

That said, I’m looking forward to my next adventures, and I hope you’ll follow along.