Monday, July 17, 2017

Bees Wax

My DH loves to scare me, in a playful way. One of his favorite ways to do this is to say, "close your eyes and hold out your hand." Most wives would probably get excited if their DH said this, expecting maybe chocolate or a diamond ring. But this wife has gotten a wide variety of surprises- ranging from the first ripe blueberry to an old rusty nail and everything you could imagine in between. So last month, when DH clomped up the stairs to the office/craft room to find me and then promptly announced his desire for me to assume the pose for a surprise, well you can imagine the thoughts running through my mind. And then he presented me with this:

Oooookaaayyy. I had no idea what "this" was. Should I be horrified or disgusted? I took one look at DH's face and knew. I was supposed to be thrilled. So I forced a smile and asked what it was. "It's my very first beeswax!" Oh! All right! This was a neat surprise! Shew!!

A month later he harvested his honey and we worked together to render the first "real" beeswax collection. So now we have this:

 I'm looking forward to figuring out how we will use it. It smells wonderful!


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