As my friend Aubrey says, if the phone don’t ring, you’ll know it’s me – during extracting season, anyway.
Since July’s end, the Glacier County Honey crew has been up with the sun just about every day, climbing into the flatbeds to go “pull honey,” as we term harvesting the extra honey our bees have produced with our encouragement, and a stack of extra boxes, or “honey supers.”
Those of us not riding all over Glacier County have been up with the sun to extract all that honey – essentially, to separate the honey from the beeswax and prepare it for market.
Pretty, isn’t it?
About 7:00pm last night, after several weeks of dawn-to-dusk-and-beyond work, we filled our 60th barrel of honey for the season.
And as I’ve written before, 60 barrels fills a semi, and that means we’re getting paid this week! It’s been a long time.
The trucker just arrived – off to go load!
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