Soft set raw honey

Soft set raw honey

I’ve made up a big batch of soft set raw honey using the new creaming machine. Its been going continually for the last 3 weeks. It spends 15 minutes mixing and then an hour off.

Soft set or creamed honey is a process that controls the natural crystallization of the honey. By mixing the honey periodically, the size of the honey crystals are far smaller than letting it crystallizeΒ naturally. This gives the honey a very light and smooth texture making it a perfectly spreadable consistency, nearly like butter at room temperature. Continue reading

First bale of hay up to the cattle

What an amazing day up here in the valley after all that wind and rain. It was a cool crisp sunny morning here and a great day to get some jobs done outside. First up was to bring the first bale of hay up the road to the cattle. Grass is getting short so its time to give them something else to munch on over the winter. Continue reading