|Definitely toque and parka weather.|
So go for a walk, I did. And my first stop was to check on my bee hives. Are the occupants still alive?
|The two end colonies are buzzing nicely inside their boxes.|
Back in the house, I resumed my chore of melting and filtering last summer's harvest of beeswax. I found small baking tins that hold about half a pound of wax. This is a perfect size for fitting into juice cans for a final melt before the wax will be made into candles.
|As each filter becomes clogged with debris, it is upturned and cleared with boiling water.|
|The resident screech owl peeking from her box's entrance.|
|Reddy taking a foraging break on the front porch of his/her box.|