Sunday, February 5, 2012

A Good Day

What a nice Sunday we had, just staying at home. In the morning, our son Andrew came by with Tad, to give Alison a little break. We played and  walked around the yard, watching the chickens and soaking up the sun.

After Tad's nap we had a lunch of homemade vegetable soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. (Well, Tad didn't eat that, we did!)  After they left, Rick and I spent the afternoon trimming the fruit trees. It needs to be done in late winter before the trees start to bud.

As I was putting a dish of lasagna in the oven, some friends stopped by with a plate of chocolates they had made. Aren't they pretty? Yummo!

In between all this, I got some hand quilting done and talked to our other 2 sons on the phone. Have to hear from them at least once a week or this mom gets anxious:)

The only bad part of the day was finding out the bees had died. These days it's not unusual, but we were sad. The guys cleaned out the hive and collected the honeycomb.

Andrew took two big pans of comb home to render the honey. 
And look at this comb without honey. It is so pretty and you can really see how perfect the hexagons are. I'm going to be making some lip balm with this.

Now Rick is watching the game. I'm watching the commercials and quilting. Yes, I'd say it was a good day!


Sheila said...

Looks like a wonderful time was had my all!

Nellie said...

It sounds very enjoyable. I'm sorry about the bees.:-( We love good local honey and have a friend who has some hives. My husband helped work in them a couple of times. We are fearful that our blueberry bushes are going to bud too early, then be "bitten" by a late frost. Our winter has been such a mild one this year that daffodils are already in bloom in some locations around the area.
It won't be too long before Tad will be wanting his own bowl of soup and grilled cheese sandwich.:-)
I just want to mention again how much I am enjoying the journal, Cindy. It has motivated me to write better entries.:-)

Linda said...

Wow. What a cute grandbaby! We have ducks here. It's fascinating for the little ones. Nice that you have honey that is natural and local. Wonderful. Best wishes. Linda

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

So sorry about the bees! That seems to be happening more and more lately.

Those chocolates are just gorgeous! Sounds like a good day all in all.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Cindy, it sounds like you had a lovely day except for the bees. I'm sorry to hear about them. It's great though that you make your own honey and even cosmetic products.

Anonymous said...

Tad is getting so big Cindy ~~ Your weather does look incredible, we are in for a winter storm tomorrow.
I hope you sell your lip balms in your store.
Hugs Rosemary...xx