Thursday, October 6, 2011

confessions of a honeyholic.


last week the stork dropped off a 4-gallon bucket o' honey on our front doorstep, and having this new addition to our family is seriously the most exciting thing that has happened to us all year! since this was the only honey my parents ever bought for our family, i was raised on this yummy stuff and i honestly don't think i had ever even tasted any other kind of honey until i was 18 years old and left for college! [dead serious!] so imagine my surprise when i learned that some people don't even like honey??? or that it takes months for some families to get through just a little bear?! [if i just described you or your family, i'll still be your friend, don't worry :)]

i loved that in our house growing up, whenever someone came to visit my family they would always get the same spiel [usually from my dad] about how wyoming alfalfa honey is the best honey there ever was. and of course it didn't take long at all for my husband to become a honey connoisseur just like the rest of us. :) he's even more picky about his honeys than me these days, so thank goodness we saved up enough pennies to finally get some real honey! my parents would be so proud--the tradition lives on.

and the best part of all this is that after 10 jars [the half-empty 10th jar not shown in the photos], we've barely made a dent in our 4-gallon/48-pound bucket of ours. honey4life <3

46 comments:

  1. I love honey too! My mom uses honey in a lot of stuff. She would mix with lemon juice and give to me and my sister when we had a sore throat. Or to put in the tea. Or we just had spoonfuls of honey as a "special treat"....

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  2. I am a honey lover too! I really love the honey in the comb, with a little cheese and bread - YUM.

    xo,

    Sarah

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  3. this is so awesome! I actually don't use much honey - but you may have inspired me to change that!

    also, would love to know what program you used to make your animated photo?! I used a crappy one I found through google and couldn't get my image that big!

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  4. wow! this is amazing. ahhh i would be in honey heaven. <3 love the photos so much. mmm, i really love drinking milk+honey. heh what's your favorite way of eating/drinking honey? xx

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  5. Lovely photos. I just love your blog. :)

    It would be so great if you were to share some of your favorite ways to eat honey!

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  6. yum, honey....

    where are you storing that big bucket?! doesn't honey need to be frigerated?...or am I a nut?

    http://breatheandhush.blogspot.com/

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  7. Wow, that's a lot of honey, but it is beautiful honey :)

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  8. beautiful images! People who don't like honey are nuts- one of my favorite comfort foods is toast with butter + honey. And I put it on pancakes. Is that weird?

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  9. I LOVE honey, too! I try to buy it in bulk since I put it on everything (current obsession is honey+butter on toast with a big mug of tea). Also-- that gif is adorable.
    SO happy I found your blog, dear!

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  10. wow! how long will that much honey last you? it's massive!

    p.s. i LOVE that last photo, how'd you get the motion effect? x

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  11. I actually really don't like honey (sorry) but those pictures are beautiful!

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  12. aaah! I'm such a honey fan that it's not even funny. All that honey looks soooo delish -- love the photos!

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  13. haha oh my! I swear by good quality honey myself, but a small jar will last me 6 months, easily, as I only put a little bit in my chamomile tea. What else do you put it on?! How will you get through that much?! I need tips. I feel like I'm missing out on something

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  14. awesome! love the stop motion gif at the end - so lovely, pretty pretty

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  15. awesome! love the stop motion gif at the end - so lovely, pretty pretty

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  16. Love honey. And it looks so pretty in mason jars.

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  17. That is so awesome! I'm sure the honey you grew up eating was so much yummier than any other honey out there. I've always wanted to make my own honey (and learn to beekeep :). I love that last gif too ;) Happy weekend!

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  18. Jet became a follower! What a cute log you have, and I LOVE this post. Possibly because I LOVE honey :) and I'm from the south, so the mason jars are perfect! :)

    Mary
    maryvandy.blogspot.com

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  19. Lovely photos as usual. My dad is a beekeeper and I've become a major honey snob. Last year the wildflower honey from his ranch was almost as dark as molasses. Gorgeous and amazing. Lovely post.

    Kacie

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  20. oh my gosh i LOOOOOVE honey. want to share??

    you could totally sell or gift a few jars. or do a giveaway! mmmmmmm, honey.

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  21. Ohh I would love to learn how to make homemade hunny! There is definintely a difference between that and the store bought stuff!

    Whitney @ cwdavenport.blogspot.com

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  22. these pictures are too perfect! this makes me definitely want honey. that last moving picture is so amazing!
    xo TJ

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  23. the photos are purely sumptuous.

    xoxo

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  24. These photos are so beautiful!! (and I love honey too)

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  25. Yum I've never tried this kind of honey before but it sounds amazing! Have you ever had lavender infused honey? It's pretty delish too! Your gif is super cute as well :)

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  26. Yay for honey! I used to have super-terrible allergies growing up. My mom swore that if you ate local honey it would "ease" your allergy symptoms. Not sure if it's really true...but I've eaten a lot of honey in my time because of it!
    Love these photos! The honey looks wonderful! I am drinking tea right now and wish I could take a dab out of my computer screen! haha!
    Have a great weekend!

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  27. Yum, yum, yum, yummy, yum, yum. That literally looks amazing. Both the honey and the photography. Mmmmm, I think I have a hankering for some now...
    x

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  28. that looks delicious! love your blog :) so fresh.

    xo

    Talia

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  29. raw honey is my favorite... have you ever tried it on grapefruit? yummy.

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  30. Oh yummy :) honey in my tea is always a must. I recently made these pancake/crepe hybrid things and they were perfect rolled up with honey and butter in them

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  31. Impart your wisdom! I love honey but wouldn't call myself a connoisseur...clover honey you say?

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  32. Yum! Those photos are making me crave honey!

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  33. I'm in love with the third picture down.

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  34. wow! honey has never looked so good! beautiful photos and gif!

    p.s. what do you eat it with? we're not really honey people, but this has me wanting to be.

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  35. BEAUTIFUL! i literally eat honey every morning over my peanut butter toast . . . can't live without it {or these photographs}. love your blog!

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  36. ohmyword, YUM!! I LOVE honey. One of my favourite snacks of all time is a whole wheat english muffin, with peanut butter (or almond butter) and honey drizzled on top, with a big glass of milk. I also love honey in tea. and on waffles. and on everything. ;)

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  37. I can't believe how much honey you have. That is pretty much heaven to me. Trips to the farmers market are now on the weekend plans.

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  38. yum. so, should I give you my address now or later? :)

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  39. i've actually never tried honey! i don't understand what you eat it with? but i do love the last moving picture. it's just aesthetically pleasing for some reason :)

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  40. I am a honey beginner. Show me the way!

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  41. What kind of honey is that and where can i buy it. I buy mine raw from canada.
    xo jana

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  42. Honey is so magical! My Mum always talks to bees in our family garden, and I like that she's so respectful of them sharing their delicious work with us.

    Thank you for sharing the story. Love it!
    xx

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