August 18, 2011 · 4 comments

I’ve been playing around with Instagram since I got my new fangled phone. It’s pretty fun because it lets me snap a few candid photos without hauling out my big camera and making everyone uncomfortable. Here are a handful of pics from the last week or so.









I harvested most of our crop of meyer lemons from the greenhouse to make what Levi has dubbed “Delicious Drink.” (It’s actually Honey Herb Soda from this amazing blog.)

Levi is a big fan of wearing his superman pajamas out and about. In this case, he’s “flying” on top of our pile of basalt columns.









You’ve heard of the “bee beard.” Well this is a “bee mullet.” I’ll post more details about this crazy endeavor later.









We’ve been having some dirt work done on our property for the last couple days. The kids are super entertained by watching the excavator operate. Levi is adamant about wearing his safety vest when he’s near heavy equipment.

Henry’s brother, Uncle Trevor, is supervising in the photo above. When he’s around it’s kinda like having an third parent. Trevor co-owns part of the homestead, and someday, he’s going to live out here. (He’s also a very eligible bachelor 😉 )

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dionne August 18, 2011 at 9:27 pm

We’ve been thinking a lot about bees and have grand dreams of going off-grid someday. (What an inspiration you are!) I thought I had no fear of the buzzing critters but I have to admit when I saw the bee mullet I began to feel a little…uh, uneasy about having a hive in the yard. (I’ll still just buck up and go for it though 🙂 Does your man sell hives as well?


Camille August 18, 2011 at 9:59 pm

I was basically standing in a cloud of bees when I took those photos, but even I got creeped out by the “bee mullet.” The worst part was that he had several bees inside his veil, crawling around on his skin. I would have freaked out.

My man is working toward selling hives, but at the present time, he isn’t. Maybe next year.


Sarah Mac August 25, 2011 at 7:22 am

Oh my gosh that drink sounds amazing! YesterdayAustin broke their all time record of above 100F days in a year – 70 and counting, we’re supposed to bust the 1925 record wide open as there is still no rain in sight. I’ll be sipping this drink some afternoon in the very near future.


Camille August 25, 2011 at 11:17 pm

The drink is great. You should definitely try it soon.

Western Oregon just had it’s second day over 90° this summer, and you should have heard the complaining.


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