Harvesting, madly

It’s that time of year again. Fall is peeking over our shoulders and summer isn’t quite letting go. Which means we are hell bent to get as much food as possible stored up for the year while getting projects buttoned up and the farm squared away before the rainy season hits. Here are a few pictures of what we’ve been up to this week:

We pulled a honey super from the HMS Leopard hive and will pull any remaining honey frames before the bees go into winter mode. They don’t move around much when it’s cold, so it works better to supplement their honey stores with syrup instead of leaving partially empty boxes on top of the brood boxes.

The hops are about ready to harvest, so we’ll be brewing up a couple batches of our once-a-year single-variety fresh hop pale ale soon. We also harvested some rose hips & elderberries to experiment with this winter.

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