Monday, January 28, 2008


It's the Great Melt of 2008. After lots of snow and ice, it's now about 50 degrees here, and the whole world is a drippy, melty, muddy mess! The mud is no fun but the warmth sure is nice!

We got our yearly beeswax purchase last week - 150 lbs of raw, delicious-smelling beeswax! It's pretty clean - the local fellow does a really excellent job of giving us the cleanest, best bits from his hives, but we still have to melt it all down, strain it through cheesecloth, and then pour it into 1 and 2 lb. bread pans to make the lovely cakes of beeswax that we use and sell all year long. melting and cleaning the wax is a long process that takes *several* days, but it smells sooooooo good!!!!

4 comments:

w.d. huff said...

I enjoy reading your Blog! Thank-you for sharing news from the farm and store. I also love the jasmine bath salts:) I need to stock up next time there is a sample Sunday!

girlwithasword said...

Hey thank you for chiming in. got lots of bath salts on the shelf...man, with this cold weather, don't you just love to soak in a hot bath?!?

Faerie Made said...

oh i love beeswax. i have committed to purchasing local for my products and really love the amazing honey scented beeswax that come from our local bees

girlwithasword said...

It's totally different isn't it Fae? I wish we had time to make beeswax candles out of some of the 150 lbs we got this year....*sigh*