Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sheri and Karee to be in Country Woman Magazine!

Here's Karee being interviewed for a local station
We are so excited here at Long Lane Honey Bee Farms! I got a phone call this week from Ann Kaiser, one of the contributing editors at Country Woman magazine, and she is going to come out and see our queen operation in May! We can't be more excited and happy for her to pay us a visit, so be looking for the magazine sometime in the near future. And if you haven't seen this magazine yet, go to your local store or library and pick up a copy, it's one of my favorites (It's a sister magazine to Country and Taste of Home).  We'll try to let you know when the article will be out. There is so much for us to get done here and we hope and pray the weather will cooperate.

This customer will be getting something eggstra special!

Meanwhile, we are staying busy. During this time, all our us, and  any passing-by strangers, stay busy all day long getting out hive orders.  We were so busy this past week that we didn't even notice a chicken had walked into the packing area, and laid an egg in a box (picture above).  Luckily, someone noticed it before we shipped this out the door! I guess that's a real sign of being an actual honey bee & chicken farm on an actual farm in the actual country.

Christian enjoying the creek on a spring day
There's a few more signs of spring here in Illinois.  The grass is a little greener, and tree buds are swelling.  Precious few bees have been out though cause it's still pretty nippy.

Folks have been anxious for another honey recipe. So I leave you with this delicious honey and fruit salad, so wonderful for spring.

Pear and Honey Salad
6 oz fresh baby spinach
4 medium pears (or 2 pears and 1 orange, peeled and sectioned)
2 T feta cheese
1 T chopped pistachios (or your favorite nut, we prefer sunflower)
3 T olive oil
2 T orange juice
1 T lemon juice
2 t honey
1/2 t grated orange peel
1/4 t salt

Divide all ingredients among four plates. Whisk dressing ingredients, drizzle over salad.! :-)


Kylie said...

Congratulations! How exciting. :)

Devin said...

How neat that you both are going to be featured! Very exciting.