Sunday, November 29, 2015

cardboard times

when your sweetheart is somewhat cardboard obsessed and crazy imaginative/playful, this kind of thing happensa board game that may be morphing into a puppet theater. 

the kinky stringy piece (aka louis) is by marilyn. the top pair are a bit roboty. more pieces. ++#==>>>///•••

Friday, November 20, 2015

november light

mexican marigold gnome 
pepper bright 
pinky light

Sunday, November 08, 2015


 pinky leon and sötnos honey and salve (soon to be on etsy at Sotnoshoney)

Sunday, November 01, 2015

honey harvest #2


that sketched plan above was cast aside when we got in the hive. there were so few bees in the hive that we removed both supers (20 frames!). this way the bees have an easier time keeping their hive warm in the winter. 

joan and i had the help of her son this time. mini beekeeper!

it looked like a beekeeper massacre on the kitchen floor. we left the scene of the honey robbery pretty quick-like as we all had angry bees buzzing by our heads. as soon as we were indoors, the suits came off in a flurry. those things are hot, especially after dealing with agitated bees.  

right now the honey is dripping through the first strainer; it'll strain through a finer mesh after that. 

dealing with 10-ish frames of honey turns out to be a lot messier than 3.5 frames.