Continuing on with more photos from last Saturday’s Seedy Saturday. Here are some honey bees …buzzing away, safely inside their container!
Some racks for the beeswax and there is a smoker on the top left .. used to calm down the bees I believe, when the screens are removed so that they can be whirled and twirled to release the honey. I know that isn’t the terminology but it seems to fit the activity!
More bee paraphernalia .. I don’t know much about beekeeping but this all looked so interesting. There is a little Mason Bee house beside the combs.
I just love his artwork .. very happy and carefree.
Olive trees for sale! Oh, I was tempted … how lovely it would be to have an olive tree.
Hugelkulture .. the word caught my eye so I had to stop and look at this display. Is this the best type of gardening ever? I think so.
But this is what quickly caught my attention. I love wood and was curious about these screens. Well, as it turns out, they are used in the process of seed winnowing! I participated in a hands-on session and will post photos tomorrow.
This is the winnowing machine. The hand crank (lower right) is turned at a steady, slow pace and this gets the internal parts going so the seeds can be sorted and they exit the machine via the two openings down below.Seeds of Diversity .. a seed bank.
It was a very interesting day and I so loving being there!
So many new ideas of how to grow plants and new (to me) plants. I’ll also be looking at my wooden items at home, wondering how they can be repurposed to hold seeds or plants or maybe just paint them for display.
The atmosphere at Seedy Saturday is very nurturing .. a great place for all of us gardeners to be!