On August 10, 2010 I began a journey of blogging and sharing our stories with all of you….my life has become richer for this experience because I have met and connected with some amazing people from all over the world and I have not looked back. I have been ribbed by some about blogging for one reason or another…. but those of us who blog know that everyone has an audience some of us have huge audiences some of us have small audiences but we write because its our authentic voice and it’s what we love! Blogging gave me an opportunity to share with all of you my innermost thoughts, our everyday projects and my successes and my failures. I have enjoyed every single minute of blogging and sharing our stories at Lil’ Suburban Homestead for the past 2 years and it is all of you who continue to inspire me!
We decided to do a giveaway that makes sense for us and that was to offer up a Pound of our Beautiful Raw Honey from (“the winsome roost” our family owned and operated apiary/plant business) that many of you have read about in my blog posts. We have had lots of bee keeping adventures since we started bee keeping and truthfully my husband initially had to drag me to the Bee Keeping meetings I just didn’t want one more thing on my plate. Now I love the bees buzzing about me in the garden I enjoy taking pictures of them and I get quite close up and have had them crawling on me several times and while I have yet to work with the hives it’s a partnership that works beautifully with my husband and I because he really loves handling the bees and he almost has a “Bee Whisperer” know how that is rare and I so enjoy watching him enjoy his newest passion of the last couple of years. Chickens are easy and simple they want fresh food and water and for that they will give you beautiful eggs….bees are complex, not so simple and you never know when they are going to react in an unexpected fashion. My husband got stung this summer and I asked my husband if he would mind if I shared the story for others to learn from and he was of course fine with it.
Often in the evenings my husband and me walk our lil’ suburban spread together …we check on the chickens, we check on the gardens, we discuss odds and ends it’s a great way to end the day. One evening as we were wrapping our walk up he said I am going to peek at the bees real quick and he headed over to our small bee yard. I heard the bees humming loudly so I almost cautioned him to suit up but then thought better of it as he knows what he is doing. Well sure enough as it was the middle of the honey harvest season and one of the guard bees stung him right on the eyelid when he got too close. This is how my husband usually looks:
This is how my husband looked after the bee sting:
Bee stings are very serious he was lucky that it just swelled up. Our advice to all Bee Keepers keep your hat on!
Click below to enter this Giveaway! I provided 7 Different Ways To Win This Pound of Honey. This is our honey we harvest here at “Lil’ Suburban Homestead!” This Giveaway Link will also be posted on our Facebook page and also on our family business “the winsome roost” Facebook page!
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- You can link up your blog entry to “The Ole’ Saturday Homesteading Trading Post”!
So Enter Here : Lil’ Suburban’s 2nd Birthdy Celebration Honey Giveaway
I just learned about Rafflectopter and I think it’s a great idea because it completely automates this giveaway!
Now if you have thrown your hat into the ring for some of that beautiful golden honey it is time to link up this week for “The Ole’ Saturday Homesteading Trading Post Ed. No. 34”.
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**Unfortunately due to laws in regards to honey being exported this giveaway is for US residents only….**
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