We’re so fortunate in Dundee to have a community that values open space and parks. It’s taken a great deal of leadership and vision to ensure that developed land is balanced with natural beauty that surrounds us. One of those gems is the Harvey Creek Trail. I wrote a post about the trail back in March, and this past weekend we went to visit again.
Archives for November 2015
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you get to spend time with your love ones today and eat all the mash potatoes, turkey, and cranberry sauce you want! The Renaissance Man and I are heading to my parents house this afternoon and will be partaking in a small family event. It always feels good to be with family this time of year!
As I mentioned before, we spent the summer frolicking in the sunshine and I didn’t do a very good job of keeping up with blog posts. However, I can say that I really appreciate that I kept taking pictures, because as the weather starts to get cold and rainy, looking at our summer fun certainly lifts my spirits.
Have I mentioned before that our honeybees are amazing!? So amazing that I’m about to show you how to make candles out of beeswax! If you missed the first post in this series, go check out how we melted down our beeswax. As I stated in that post, we didn’t get enough beeswax of our own to make twelve candles, so I purchased some additional beeswax at our local beekeeping store, Ruhl Bee Supply.
The first thing you need to do is figure out what type of candle you want to make. I decided to go with these mini Ball Jars that make nice size “votive” candles.
As you may recall, for our second wedding anniversary, I gave The Renaissance Man a “fermentation kit.” The Renaissance Man loves to play with food in the kitchen, and so I decided to encourage his creativity! It didn’t take long for the canning supplies to get some use…we ventured out that afternoon and found some perfectly ripe Brooks Plums.