This is what we call blue oatmeal. It’s actually regular oatmeal (rolled oats) with a couple handfulls of blueberries thrown in while it’s cooking. We eat it for breakfast often because a) It’s super healthy. b) It’s super cheap. c) It’s super easy to make (and pretty fast, too). d) We’ve got to use up all those blueberries I froze last summer somehow.
Henry left yesterday for what will probably be a whole week or more in Northern California. He sent 16 of his strongest hives with our beekeeping friend Ethan‘s several hundred boxes of bees that are headed for an almond orchard where Ethan has a pollination contract. Henry and Ethan will be spending long hours working their bees and getting them set up for the marathon of almond pollination (which is a really big deal in the beekeeping world.) You can read a little bit more about the business of beekeeping pollination contracts in this archived post.
Maybe next year, I’ll tag along to document the job, but right now, the kids and I are just hunkered down at home, boiling sap, reading books, enjoying some rare Oregon winter sunshine, and taking it pretty easy.