Rainy days

I love rainy days.  Round here it's pouring.  I think the river will burst its banks and we'll be cut off from town. No matter. We're back from the library with a pile of books and we're nice and dry inside, cosying up just fine.

Yesterday we were so excited to be given an entire frame of honey from a friend's hive.  One day our friend is going to give us a hive of our very own.  I can't wait!  The frame is very heavy, and we should get over a kilo of honey.  We cut the top off the comb with a hot knife and let the honey drain into a bowl. It is very runny and quite delicious.

While we wait there's lots cups of tea and finger knitting.  Cute pups by the fire and a new nest of pie dishes. It's a pie kind of day. Shepherds pie and apple pie for dinner tonight me thinks.  Ahh rainy days. I love rainy days.






19 comments:

  1. Oh your pups are so cute together- ours aren't quite at the stage of snuggling eachother yet!
    That honey looks delicious, those pie dishes look just perfect for shepherds pie and apple crumble. Perfect rainy day food.

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  2. Look at all that gorgeous honey. I'll bet that all ended with sticky little fingers and big smiles.
    I love rainy days too.

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  3. Wow, fresh honey.. You cant beat that. I can't wait till we one day have our own hive too, until then its off to the Farmers Markets for our honey fix.
    Zara

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  4. Honey + pies... delish. Enjoy your day. gxo

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  5. This rain is crazy!!

    The honey looks wonderful,
    the first image in particular is just Beautiful

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  6. I am loving your rainy days too! Call me next time you're having rain and I'll head over to your cosy house!!

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  7. I love: the smell of honey in it's combs. Thundershowers while sitting on the deck with a hot mug of tea. And warm doggie bodies sleeping on the floor and in the way.

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  8. cosy winter goodness. perfect! and that honey....yum! a friend of ours recently started keeping bees and the sweetness of the honey is unbelievable. He even managed to created a camellia honey - no doubt the bees were feasting on camellias and the end product smelt and, funnily enough, tasted, like camellias. so good on fresh bread x

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  9. I love rainy days too. Not raining here today, but it's our first real cold day this year - 13 degrees, not cold compared to Tasmanian standards.I love it! We are having a roast for dinner tonight, but yes, I too am thinking about hearty pies today. I love your tins.

    I am very jealous about that honey - Yummo! I'm trying to talk my cousin into getting some bees on her 5 acre farm. One day hopefully:)

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  10. Oh my goodness - how lucky to be given a frame of honey, it looks delicious! As a fellow rainy day lover, it sounds as though you have a few wonderful days lined up. They certainly beat my exam study!

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  11. Oh YUM!! We would love to get or adopt a hive one day - what a wonderful experience! I love thos enamel dishes too - nothing beats berry crumble or sponge top pudding in an enamel dish.

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  12. those pie dishes would have us eating pies of all forms too. maybe some honey pie?...
    i love a few rainy days, here is rains for weeks, then the novelty wears thin and being locked inside is not as much fun, but the odd rainy day is bliss.
    enjoy!
    x ashley

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  13. The honey looks amazing! Thanks for sharing those photos.

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  14. I envy your hive. Such beautiful shots of your honey!

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  15. I just found your blog and fell in love with it immediately! Gorgeous photos and beautiful stories! I wish to visit Tasmania soon!

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  16. I remember the days when my pop would bring home combs like filled with sweet honey...it was a rare treat :)

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