The Honey Farm

Monday, September 17, 2012

The 3rd Saturday in September is the honey sale at our local honey farm. This year, like years past, I opened the door to enter the sugar shack trying to avoid the honey bees hovering on and about the door. You bring your own container-I take a quart size mason jar. At $1.00 a pound, it cost $6.25 to fill my jar. He also had hand picked shelled black walnuts for $3.50 a bag. And for no charge he shares recipes, remedies and local flavor. I wouldn't miss this for the world!

This past summer I did a study of medicinal herbs. There was a recipe for sleeplessness that adds warm honey to freshly picked lavender.Upon returning home from the honey farm, I picked a bunch of lavender from my garden, washed and sun dried the branches, then picked the newly forming leaflets off the stems, added to my mason jar and poured warm honey over it. I will try this for sleepless nights. Let's hope it works. If not, I will add it to my tea this winter.

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    This sounds wonderful!!!

    3150 days ago
    Thanks for the recipe, Nancy. I'm going to pick lavender right now....and add it to my honey. I haven't found anything real local but about 50 miles out....Will have to do. I have honey one time a day to try to help with allergies. Not sure if it works but I will see this spring/summer. Won't help with the cedar or oak but all the other stuff hopefully.

    3150 days ago
    A honey farm?? How fun!! I would LOVE to find a local honey farm! That lavender honey remedy sounds very soothing (not to mention, delicious!) If you try it sometime, let us know how it works!
    3156 days ago
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    That sounds beyond wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
    3157 days ago
  • MONIKA1948
    Sounds interesting. Let us know if it works.
    3157 days ago
    I'll be fascinated to hear if it works, Nancy! I am always on the lookout for natural cures!!
    3157 days ago
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