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So good and cool of you. Everybody loves a beekeepr.
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It makes sense that a year's run of honey in one place would be harmonious and good tasting. Also, I think farmers can select a particular tranche of honey combs in the hive, by color and placement, that were all laid down at the same time and contain the flowers in bloom one week, perhaps. So maybe your friend takes out the "Early June Vintage" of honey for her guests, with its hints of clover and violets, daffodils and crocus.
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I have heard of this. (For the home gamers, it's at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grayanotoxin ) This always seemed sneaky and unfair to me. Poison honey. I mean, what's next? Eggs that attack? Apples that say nasty things about you behind your back?
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I hear a lot about local raw honey being good for allergies. I hear this so often it's likely there's something in it. My father use to have hives down near a big ole swamp. His honey was dark and strong flaovred. Almost like molasses. But I like it. Don't know whereas I've ever tried timothy hay honey. I will keep an eye on it.
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I don't know how long humans have been aware of the work bees do among the flowers. I like to think we have respect for them nowadays, especially in farming places. I love clover honey. It's kinda my fallback sort.
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I have never heard of Fireweed Honey, but now I will keep an eye out for it. The cave painting was what made me think of doing a post on honeybees. It works that way sometimes. You see something ...
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Your whole house, transformed into a beehive. I love the thought of a bee vacuum cleaner and am warmed by the knowledge they saved the bees. "Who you gonna call? dah dah BEE KEEPERS"
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I get beeswax candles sometimes, usually as gifts. They smell just lovely, burning. I light them as a special treat to myself at the Winter Solstice or Christmas. Or on St Ludia's Day. We do that in my family and it's pretty cool. Pysanky sounds intricate and fun. I'm unlikely to actually DO it, you understand, but I can dream.
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This is so cool. I'm a grump, grump I have to sew on a button where did I put that danged sewing kit kinda person and I didn't know this. Quite wonderful.
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Some of the oldest beehives we’ve found are 3000 years old. These Middle Eastern hives were long clay cylinders made of unbaked clay, straw, and dung, stacked several high. One end, with an entry hole for the bees—bees like a single entry. The other end was a door for the beekeeper to extract the honey. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Word Wenches
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I agree with you -- though I didn't read them in any particular order myself. I'd get to them as I came across them. I like that books change over a long series with changes in the protagonist. Within reason, of course.
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I've found the Inspector Lynley books better on TV than in book form. Happens that way sometimes. It may be that I like the characters' actions better than their thoughts ...
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Interesting on the Mary Balogh book. I will have to seek it out. (Trying to think what a light Balogh would be like.)
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So many riches. I love series. I love being settled into a continual story. Love picking it up again after a while awway. "Hello again," goes I.
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I'm prepared to love 1930s books. Hope there are more of them. In a way ... the 1930s are the modern "Regency".
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I do love Romantic Comedy. Two of my favorite authors are Jenny Crusie and Susan Elizabeth Phillips Goody Two Shoes by Janet Elizabeth Henderson. Check. I like a fairly snappy forward movement in a book. None of that "filler" you speak of. That's one of the things I particularly like about genre writing. Authors tend to "get on with it."
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I'm wary of bestsellers -- having been bitten many times in the past -- but I'll keep an eye out for The President is Missing. There's no substitution for personal recommendation when it comes to books
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Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear is a wonderful series. I forget which one of the Wenches mentioned it, but we were chatting back and forth about it. As to Lord of the Rings -- me too. I never get tired of it.
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Cool line-up. I will look into some of these. The Merchant Princes sounds interesting. I'm always on the look out for historical folks who do something useful while they're also adventuring.
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This month I also re-read Bernard Cornwell’s Waterloo, one of the swashbuckling Richard Sharpe books set in the Napoleonic Wars. My current Lady Arianna WIP is set in Brussels and the battle, and I had read that the book is used in many military colleges because it’s such an accurate description of the battle. Cornell is a masterful storyteller, and the non-stop action is riveting—and heartbreaking because of the carnage. Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Word Wenches
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(jo grins) It seems unfair, getting thanked for something that's so much fun to do.
Toggle Commented May 23, 2018 on 12 YEARS! REALLY!!! at Word Wenches
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We all kinda followed he founding members in, didn't we? A good book blog. I'm not surprised it lasted so long.
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You are so kind. What you say about the readers and the comments here is very true. I love going through the responses to a blog. Always something new and interesting. A real eye-opener is some cases. End of the month the "What We're Reading" post may be best of all. So many cool book recommendations. I always find something new to try or I'm reminded of an old favorite.
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I hope you enjoy the blog. It's all archived here on the site so you can indulge yourself as much as you want.
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I have so much fun writing the posts for Word Wenches. What it is -- I'll be doing research on some minor point I need for the Work in Progress and I keep wandering in deeper and deeper because it's fascinating ... ... and pretty soon I tell myself, "This would make a good blog post," and that's all I need. I now have an excuse to indulge myself in history.
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