The Land of Milk and Honey

Good morning everyone. 

We spent almost all morning in the garden yesterday, weeding and gathering for our vegan feast.  The young people were entranced by the Duke of Kupa, who spent a lot of time sashaying about looking gorgeous.  His tail sways as he walks.

Showing off his feathers and his wives.

Look at our darling Queenie. No, Queenie honey, only Daisy comes into the milking parlour.  

You have to wait outside. Stay with Hairy like a good cow.  No, I am not laughing at you Queenie, I am laughing with you.

In the afternoon I brought up another super of honey and strained and bottled it.    

The honey is  still the same light shade –  the light in this shot just makes some of them look darker.  So far we have harvested 14 pints ( about 8 litres) from that super and more coming. It is not very warm so it is dripping slowly. Oops I forgot the milk.  Wait! 

There, the Land of Milk and Honey.

Good morning. I hope you are  having a wonderful weekend.  More gardening  and hopefully fencing for us today.  The weather is so cool that we are roaring through the outside work.

Well done on so many of you getting all the sheep’s names right.  You didn’t know there was going to be a test did you!! For the record Minty is much smaller than Meadow. Hand raised lambs will never be as robust as lambs who are brought up on  mother’s milk. She will catch up though. Look how big Mia is now.

As you know every morning after the milking, the feeding out and the cleaning up is done, I come back to the study for an hour cruising about looking to see what you are all up to.  I place the new post on my Farmy FaceBook page.   Share any images and posts from you guys that catch my eye.  (I am working on doing more of that too. It is easy to share in these mediums.) Then I post my favourite shot from my own Post onto my pinterest Farmy board. Today I am going to have a hard time choosing a favourite.  I might just wait and see what you have to say.

Have a lovely day.


Look what was happening on the farmy on this day a year ago.  I had a very weak hive last year  so I put two hives together.  Combining two Bee Hives.  This hive performed very well this summer. We just collected their honey yesterday. So this is a well timed retrospective.  I really am enjoying reading these old posts.

49 Comments on “The Land of Milk and Honey

  1. The honey looks wonderful. What is a super? For a while I thought you were misspelling supper which was quite disturbing when you wrote “…I brought up another super of honey…”

  2. I took a walk to my neighbors little (just a few acres…alot of it wooded) farmy said hi to the bull jersey calf and his mama, glared at the beehives and listened to the roosters calling all to attention…and thought of you.
    Enjoy the family time. Happy Sunday.

  3. I definitely vote for the Queenie photo; that cow definitely poses! So funny and cute! It’s cooled down in Toronto too and the skies have the tone of fall in them. I will be sad to see summer go. My feet tend to feel claustrophobic in boots and socks, sigh.

  4. Love the Land of Milk and Honey photo, a miracle that the cat posed for you! The bowl of milk must have been an adequate bribe.

  5. Definitely those two pairs of cow eyes peering over the barn door!

  6. As much as I like The Duke, I’ll vote for the cat pic. Give him a bit of the spotlight. Your honey is so light in color. The honey I’ll be buying next month in Michigan will be darker. I’m going to ask the farmer if he knows what the predominant source of pollen his bees use. He probably won’t and then dismiss me as “city folk.” Zia, who’s lived there for over 30 years is still considered “city folk” by some. ((sigh))
    Another cool day in store for today, Celi, and rain in tomorrow’s forecast. I could get used to this!
    Enjoy them both!

  7. I love the honey and milk shot with the kitty. It is just too adorable! I also like the picture of Queenie and Daisy. Precious. I need to buy some new local honey. We’re down in central IL this weekend, hopefully I’ll find some down here. Have a great cool and relaxing day Celi!

  8. Iridescent feathers and sun shining through honey — the stained glass in the Chapelle-de-Farmy.

  9. Is Queenie Daisy,s daughter? I know Daisy had the Bobby Blanc but can’t remember Queenie’lineage.

    • Morning equus, Queenie is a little hereford heifer that i bought last year, in fact she is only a year old. She is the founding member of my beef cow herd. That is why she is so short and stout while Daisy is all legs and udder!! ..c

  10. Celi, queenie and hairy are just too cute for words! And what a treasure of honey you have. There is nothing like local honey, glorious!

  11. Wow, lots of honey C! As much as you know I would always want to choose a kitty picture the one with Daisy and Queenie is goreous!
    Have a happy day.
    🙂 Mandy

  12. Ok, I am in a state of confusion having already placed two identical comments and not seeing them appear! Must go look for the user’s manual! Ha! Previously posted: (if that is a treehouse I see, I am so inviting myself!)

  13. If only your glistening honey could be delivered here this morning! Gorgeous jars of natural sweet honey.. I love that photo (and the rest as well). My internet here has become “hair-pulling” slow so I’m trying to catch up but not having much luck.. Have a wonderful Sunday! xx
    Hope this gets to you, fingers crossed as I press Post Comment!!

  14. It’s a toss up for me between the Queenie/Daisy shot and the beautiful band of light across Kupa’s feathers. Maybe you need to post more than one! We’ve been out weeding all morning. These cooler temps are just heaven, aren’t they?

  15. The honey is true gold! Beautiful! I buy my honey from local farmers, but it would be such a treat to really know what the “taste of the farmy” produces! I will just enjoy the beautiful photos. 🙂 It sounds like you’ve had a wonderful weekend, Celi, and I can imagine the Duke of Kupa enjoyed the fresh attention, too! Debra

  16. The cat gets my vote too, though I’m a sucker for avian silhouettes. Enjoy the cooler weather- it must be invigorating to be able to get some work done without melting.

  17. I hope you had a magnificent feast my friend 😀
    Kupa is so gorgeous when he is casually showing off like this 😉
    And those shots of honey have me wondering why I don’t like it – honestly it looks like natures best sweet! 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  18. The milk and honey shot is perfect! You have a great eye for capturing the best photos, C!! She’s a beauty and looks like a regal indoor cat, not a farmy cat!

  19. Milk, honey, and a strutting peacock – to say nothing of the cool weather. My favourite is the shot of Kupa with a stripe of brilliance over his body. What a difference a bit of sunlight makes.

  20. “Land of Milk and Honey” photo for me. I just liked your FB page. I wonder if there is a number I can call for my farmy addiction? 😉

  21. I saw the words ‘vegan feast’ and became curious…sounds delightful! Must say, LUV the arty shot with the colours blocked by the sun casting through the barn window(?)…so fab!

  22. Yuuuummmm…the one food that never goes bad. Amazing. Glad to see you have time to visit Valerie. I suspected you’d appreciate her taste and talent.

  23. Another vote for ‘the Land of Milk and Honey’ – one of the most contented puss photos i have ever seen! But Queenie, are you sure she is laughing: some sadness in them’there eyes methinks 🙂 !

  24. why does the honey have different shades? wouldn’t it all be the same coming from the same place? obviously I’m a newb! have fun with the company this weekend!

  25. Your jars of honey are looking good! No more harvesting for me – I’m too worried I won’t leave enough for my girls to winter with. What do you suppose they gathered to make the honey so pale? I bet it is delicious no matter the color!

    • yellow blossom clover, the fields are full of it.. and it has a rich taste too! I also am leaving a good two and a half supers for each hive, it might be a long winter!! c

  26. Cinders…I have been away…to the wilds of Canada…to my beloved Loon Lk….with no internet or cell service…which was wonderful but have missed your posts very much and am now trying to catch up! I LOVE that photo of Queenie at the barn door but I’m confused…who is the little one with her?? Is that Bobby Blanc??
    Your honey looks lovely, honey!! 🙂

  27. I believe that all of us have this picture way, way, way back in our minds. It is the epitome of something perfect, something wonderful. We knew it existed. We just had to find it. Everyone who reads this post and all the others you write Celi, will find their own personal Shangri-la, their land of milk and honey. Virginia

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