Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Mystery Road Trip
Not only did we locate the person we needed, but found another honey supplier. Both suppliers provided reasonable prices. I can buy 2 lbs. for $7.50. Other road side stands are selling their honey for $5.00/half pint jar, $10.00/pint jar and $20.00 for a quart jar. I used to buy mine from a farmer, through a school teacher, at the price of $12.00 for a quart jar. However, I was unable to obtain any once school ended.
I took photos of the diner with my phone, but later realized I did not "save" them. It was a funny, duh moment when we arrived home. I'm not used to the phone I was using.
We drove to the honey supplier, knocked on the door, and asked if they had any to sell. Funny thing was, they not only had honey, but took us down to the building they renovated, where they make the honey. Due to privacy, photos were not taken, but we talked for several hours with these wonderful folks and will be visiting them soon for more honey. I may even be visiting his wife to learn how to quilt.
Now that I have the honey, and the strawberries, I will be canning jam in a day or so. I'll update my progress, and also sharing a recipe for Wild Red Clover Jelly (different from the first one I tried).
I may also be setting up a hive in my back pasture, in the middle of a very large clover patch. Maybe next year. This same person offered knowledge and assistance. I'm so glad we took our mystery road trip, even if it was only a short day trip.
Hubby and I love to dine in old diners. I think we'll take another trip after we finish more farm work here this month.