Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Redford Channel

Look who loves me now!


Redford hung out with me in the garage today and "helped" me extract honey.


Yes, that's him "helping"!

He has come along way in the past few weeks. He sat on my lap for a good ten minutes today.


He's always kneading with his paws, or gently grabbing my hand, or nibbling on my fingers. He's a bit like Emerson the suckler, but less obsessed.


He has extra toes!



Love... the feeling is mutual!


And then he fell asleep. He really seems to trust me now.



He's a great cat.





He quite likes the garage now, unlike when he first showed up and was locked in there for two weeks and wouldn't come near me!


I am finally, kind of, sort of nearing the end of honey extracting. I am taking my last 14 honey supers off tomorrow.


Over 500 lbs of honey sitting in buckets in the garage right now, waiting to be bottled! I'm well up over 1,000 lbs at this point. Incredible.

And I took this photo to show how wax can be quite different in colour depending on what the bees are into. The top was ix very yellow, the bottom very white. 


The last few batches of honey I extracted were almost fluorescent yellow, and a mix of goldenrod and alfalfa. Yes, alfalfa is still blooming in our hay fields!


And here's my Redford enjoying the sun the other day...


Hope you are having an excellent weekend!

20 comments:

  1. Honey *and* a many-toed feline all in one post...my day is complete.

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  2. I don't know what's sweeter...the best honey in the world or Redford. He sure is living the life of Riley now.

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  3. I still wish I could live near you and have some of your fabulous honey and meet Redford and Company.

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  4. See your photos make any weekend excellent!

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  5. That is a mind boggling amount of honey. Do you belong to a coop that helps put it into the supply stream?
    Redford is a delight.

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  6. LOVE the Redford pics. He is a twin (feet and all!) to a beloved family cat we once had, so I can't get enough.
    I'm also fascinated by the whole honey process. I'd love to know more.

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  7. Redford is adorable. I applaud your bees for producing so much honey!

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  8. I'd say you have won his heart and isn't it great to have one cat that can be outside with you for company? I'll miss that when my old tom passes on. That's a lot of honey! I just bought a jar from Flavours of Nova Scotia that is honey and lemon. Amazing flavour combo!

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  9. As soon as they feel they can trust,they blossom.He's gorgeous!
    Jane x

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  10. What's better than a love story with a happy ending? Simply adorable kitty. I don't doubt for a minute that he knows how fortunate he is. I echo Sue and Willie about the honey.

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  11. I'm sure enjoying the continuing Redford saga while "watching" you extract all that honey! I hope you and Gordon have a lovely vacation planned soon, one that includes lots of well-deserved rest and relaxation.

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  12. That photo of Redford giving you a kiss brought tears to my eyes. So happy for you both!

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  13. I couldn't leave without telling you that I've been back to look at this post several times. Your beautiful face with that adorable, loved, and grateful cat... well, you just make me smile! You have done another wonderful thing!

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    1. Aw, Mitchell! thank you!!!! xoxoox

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  14. Cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
    I love the first photo!

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  15. Redford is just too sweet! But I'm a sucker for the orange boys

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  16. Oooh, I love Redford! I love those photos where he looks so blissed out and contented, kneading the air with his extra big paws!

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  17. I so enjoy your posts and your animals. Thank you!

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    1. That makes me very happy. Thank YOU!!

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  18. Knatolie, you've become quite the honey producer! I'm currently finishing my last (huge) jar of your delicious honey.
    I love the photo of Redford where Tristan is rolling on his back, legs in the air wanting to play, and Redford casually walking away. So true!!!

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