The Shelf Life of Honey

Found an interesting article from the SMITHSONIAN that explains the history and science behind the shelf life of honey. The Science Behind Honey’s Eternal Shelf Life A slew of factors—its acidity, its lack of water and the presence of hydrogen peroxide—work in perfect harmony, allowing the sticky treat to last forever.  Article By:  Natasha Geiling | SMITHSONIAN.COM  | AUGUST 22, 2013 Modern archeologists, excavating ancient Egyptian tombs, have often found something unexpected amongst the tombs’ artifacts: pots of honey, thousands of years old, and yet still preserved. Through millennia, the archeologists discover, the food remains unspoiled, an unmistakable testament to the eternal shelf-life Continue Reading →

The Little Things

The first snow of the season was a light, powdery mix that covered the ground about 3.5 – 4 inches today.  As I was doing barn chores I stopped to look at the simple beauty around me.  You know the quietness and muffled silence that seems to follow a snowfall.  It’s like for a moment, time stands still and you drink-in nature and notice the little details of life.  I realize at these moments how truly blessed I am. Everything I am and have is the gift of God! The horses were almost finished eating their grain and Gigi, my Continue Reading →

First Snow of 2015

A lovely, light powdery snow fell this morning, the first snow of the new year.  Had to fill up the bird feeders fast because we had so many visitors.  A beautiful red Cardinal also wanted in on some of the black oil sunflower seeds in the yellow bird feeder.  We have numerous bird feeders hanging around the gazebo.  I love to look out my windows and see all the birds in the trees and on the feeders.  But, those little “birdies” can eat us out of house and home!  They can polish off 5 full bird feeders in a day Continue Reading →