waywardspark I just finished bottling our 2015 Blackberry & Groundsel honey for our autumn sampler boxes. It's so yellow! The best and worst thing about wildland honey varietals is that they're never the same year to year, so we may never see something just like this again. #oldbluerawhoney #beekeeperdirect 3d

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waywardspark I'm enjoying home improvement projects so much more than I thought I would (though this floor has put off many a food preservation project). Also I think I really like cork floors. We bought this flooring because it was the cheapest flat, moppable, natural material we could find, but it's turning out pretty darn nice if I do say so myself. 3d
  •   pagefiftyfive We're in the process of buying a fixer-upper and I'm nervous about the projects :/ your words give me hope it's not as scary as I'm imagining lol. 3d
  •   mycookiehasnofortune I did the same flooring in my last home. LOVED it. Hope to do it again in this house. 3d
  •   jplbee Damper on sound as well. Good to body standing up while cooking. 3d
  •   primulafloralstyling My parents put cork floors in the kitchen of our house they built, so great for your feet & back (and a lot more forgiving if something should drop)... 3d
  •   jsrw People I know that have cork floors love it (I haven't seen it). Enjoy! 3d
  •   madinthehat We put Wicanders Natural cork into our kitchen & love it! A bit pricey, but worth every penny. 3d
  •   cyndeeboullon They are gorgeous 3d
  •   lscottfitzjohnson I convinced my parents to replace their old linoleum with cork when they remodeled and it was the best choice ever! And not that it ever got all that cold in the Bay Area, but the floors were always pleasantly not-freezing on winter mornings 3d

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waywardspark My mother in law has the best prune tree, a 'Brooks'. 1w

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waywardspark Barbecue roasting a pan of corn and chopped poblanos for @davidlebovitz 's fresh corn soup. It's a great summer meal, but it's even better when pulled out of the freezer during a mid-winter funk. 1w

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waywardspark We just announced the varietals in our #oldbluerawhoney autumn honey sampler box: Blackberry & Groundsel, Poison-Oak & Chittum, and Meadowfoam. Get three 8 oz. bottles plus extensive notes on apiary ecology and nectar source plants for $30. Autumn sampler boxes ship on September 15. (link to the Old Blue website in my profile) #beekeeperdirect 1w

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Normal Camille Storch
waywardspark From yesterday: mom's zins + the kid reading and making fart noises. (A Wrinkle in Time as suggested by @eloaugustyn and bought used at Powell's. He's super into it. "I'm learning a lot about dimensions!" Sorry, kid, but sci-fi doesn't exactly work like real life.) 1w
  •   tinsleybuick BTW...this was my daughter's favorite book growing up...and she just started Medical School a few days ago and my niece who also loved this book is getting her doctorate in aerospace engineering. Encourage him! 1w
  •   waywardspark @tinsleybuick Of course we encourage him, but he's crazy self motivated. Reading like a maniac and regularly writing reports on a variety of subjects: Jamaica, Greek gods and monsters, the Labrea Tar Pits, etc.. 1w
  •   _bliv @keilaaao she's like authentic Taza!! 1w
  •   jenny.sparrow Don't know why but I can't have enough of this picture. So cozy :) 1w
  •   brandythebotanist Great shot 1w
  •   tinsleybuick What a cool kid!!! 1w
  •   mama_rox That was one of my favorite books as a kid!!! Also those flowers are gorgeous!! Are you moved into the new ? @waywardspark 1w
  •   eloaugustyn Yes! Yay! I'm gonna reread it this week so next time we see each other we can nerd out about dimensions! So cooool! @waywardspark 1w

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waywardspark Wheelbarrow full of food and flowers #ovenandearth 1w

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waywardspark Summertime #ovenandearth 1w

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Normal Camille Storch
waywardspark After schlepping around doing deliveries with me all day, my candy-deprived kids hit the mother lode at @quincandy . (Thanks, @sprinklefingers !) Charlotte only looks grumpy because she's working on a mouthful of real fruit chews. #candyismagic
Then we went across the street and bought a million dollars of books at Powell's. I can only justify gratuitous spending on books by convincing myself that every dollar spent on books now will come back to us in the form of college scholarships in 11 or 12 years. Also finally got my paws on @tea_austen 's newish book Orchard House, which I've been wanting to read since it came out.
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waywardspark More honey today. So hot and sticky, but we should finish up this afternoon. Most of this blackberry honey, about 125 buckets, will go to our Portland wholesale customers like @bakeshoppdx @sweedeedeepdx @milkglassmrkt @seastarbakery @woodlawncoffee @psandqsmarket @sarahminnick_ and @portlandapothecary over the next year. #oldbluerawhoney #beekeeperdirect #beekeepingitreal 2w
  •   seastarbakery We are flying through our first delivery from you; can't wait to get more! 2w
  •   portlandaproncompany Love p and q's! 1w
  •   htandkids We have a little business in Altus, Ok and are interested in purchasing Honey from you. How can we contAct you? 1w
  •   waywardspark @htandkids oolbluerawhoney@gmail.com is the best way to contact us. We don't generally do wholesale outside of Oregon, but I'd be happy to chat with you. 1w

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waywardspark Lots of fat frames of honeycomb went down the extraction line today.
FYI Our 2015 blackberry honey is plentiful and delicious. #oldbluerawhoney #beekeeperdirect
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waywardspark We're rolling with 5,000 pounds of honey supers for day 2 of main flow blackberry honey extraction. It's 7 am, and @oldbluerawhoney is already a sweaty mess from hand loading them all like a maniac. #oldbluerawhoney 2w

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waywardspark I keep trying to convince @oldbluerawhoney and his dad that we have to get rid of this old truck, but they keep trying to convince me that now that we have a business named Old Blue Raw Honey (after a peak in the Oregon Coast Range), this 1964 blue Ford that's been in the family for 40 years is destined to represent us somehow. 2w

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waywardspark Two newish food podcasts you really should be listening to:
Local Mouthful where smart, funny, knowledgeable hosts @foodinjars and @joymanning discuss seasonal foods, pro tips, and Philadelphia food news that fortunately for this very non-Philly-based listener is still interesting and relevant. (Only two episodes so far, but I'm anxiously awaiting more.)
And Eat It Too with @littlehousepantry and @mollydunkncrumb in which the hosts parse food phrases (Happy as a clam, Take it with a grain of salt, You're a peach, etc.) and then tell silly, personal stories about the subject matter. Both of these podcasts are pretty homey compared to a Radiolab or 99% Invisible, but the personality that shines through is great. It also helps that I've met and been impressed by three of the four hosts in person and feel like everything they touch is golden! #localmouthful #andeatittoo
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waywardspark So many squash blossoms, so little motivation to fry them. #ovenandearth 2w

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waywardspark A few scones for breakfast #wsbarbecuebaking 2w

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waywardspark Cukes and beets at dusk #ovenandearth 3w

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waywardspark They're starting to show some color, and I'm starting to get excited. #ovenandearth 3w

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waywardspark Honeybees love coriander flowers, but this little patch at my parents' farm was also buzzing with at least a dozen different native pollinators. #ovenandearth 3w

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waywardspark Driving up to Portland this morning, I got to listen to my friend since elementary school Annie Moss talk on the latest episode of the podcast Underground Airwaves (affiliated with Edible Portland) about grains, baking, business, and her newly opened venture @seastarbakery . Then I got to visit Seastar Bakery and my friend Annie in person, and now I have several delicious looking whole grain pastries to enjoy while I man the @oldbluerawhoney booth at the Alberta Street Fair from 11-6 today. I'm pretty happy about all that. #seastarbakery 3w

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