Category Archives: General

First bee sting

I found the courage to do some beekeeping without my suit, and was promptly stung multiple times. bee sting poultice of dried comfrey root plastered in place with clay will hopefully keep my face from ballooning up like Quasimodo. First time in my life getting a bee sting! First time I was stung by anything was the time we were hiking the Juan de Fuca trail and I stepped in a wasps nest and got fucking ROCKED, ending up with at least a dozen wasp stings all at once. That happened *two times* to Pat on the same trip!

Home Cappuccinos

I always thought cappuccinos were a cafe-only treat. No more! Today is the day I learned how to make them at home.

What you’ll need:

  • stovetop espresso maker (such as a Bialetti Moka)
  • french press (such a Bodum)
  • small pot
  • thermometer

Make espresso as normal. Heat the milk in a small pot to 140°, then pour the milk into the bodum. Plunge it vigorously 25-30 times, and voila!! Pour espresso into a cup, and pour the foamed milk over the espresso.

Farming Life

We have been relatively in charge of 5 acres for 3 years. I always knew we’d start farming. The question is, when does that become official? When I’m outside at first light hoping to ward off any munching deer? When it takes only an hour of shoveling to turn over my entire compost pile? When I obsess continually about seedlings, and mulching, and weeding? When we name it and start its own Instagram page? By the way, we named it and started its own Instagram page: @choruspondfarm