~October~

Last time I wrote on here we were knee-deep in freezing apple pies.   I’m glad that is over for this year.  We’ve been busy doing school and wintering the farm.   We had some friends up from Missouri for a short visit, moved a farm shed on to Peter and Frenchy’s place,  rebuilt a used outdoor wood stove, (thanks George Turbes) built a small outdoor wood stove for Frenchy, sold some lambs to pay feed bills, just to mention a few items of interest!  Lamb prices are less than half of the price we received last year, but I think we were spoiled with such high prices last year.  Like all good farmers, we are optimistic for higher prices soon:)

Maggie turned 15 and Frenchy 22!  Holy smokes……where do the years go?  Frenchy made two new recipes for both birthday cakes and it was fun to test new recipes.  The next birthdays don’t arrive until January and we have 5 birthdays that month:)  wow!

Fast forward…….it is now November and I never got around to posting this.  I guess I’ll post this and work up the rest of what we’ve been up to on the honey farm.  Jess and Luke are back from Ohio and it’s sure great to see them and my beautiful grand children.

Fall is my favorite time of year.  While other mothers may consider themselves “soccer” mom’s, I call myself a “trapper” mom.  I’ve been taking Caleb out on his trap line each morning very early, before school.  It brings me back to the days past when I’d accompany Fred on his trap line.


And now it looks like another week went by so here is my post for now.  Being busy means we are alive and well, so no news is good news.  Next time I hope to post some deer hunting photos:)  In the meantime, we are wrapping and grinding the deer and butchering a couple of hogs later today.  How’s that for farm fun?

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About Callens Honey Farm

We live on a small family farm located in S.W. Minnesota, near the South Dakota border. The source of our honey is from white and red clover. The honey appears as liquid gold in color. Our honey is extracted using a hand cranked centrifugal force extractor. Then the honey is screened once into a holding container from which we later fill the small honey bottles. We do not heat treat the honey nor add any other ingredients. Pure and natural is our Minnesota honey! What could taste better?
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8 Responses to ~October~

  1. carla says:

    there’s my mario!!!! and oh my gosh i can’t believe how much caleb looks like pop & like francis!!! can’t wait to visit!!! casey & crosby are dying to come out too! kisses to all!!! xoxoox

    • Carla,
      Caleb does resemble pop pop and Francis:) It’s amazing actually! Crosby is looking so cute; hope you are enjoying motherhood! Come out some time when you can. Love xxxxxxxx0000000000Aunt Sandra

  2. carrot says:

    carla, i was thinking the EXACT SAME THING!! aunt sandra, ive been waiting for this post : ) it just makes me miss you guys even more!! give everyone our love and tell maggie and claeb me and teresa miss our bonfires 🙂 xoxo from MD

    • Sweet Carrot:) We had a blast when you were all here! They miss the bonfires as well. Hopefully we see you next summer and hoping Victoria and Vincent make it here for Thanksgiving…….we love you all, xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxoooooooooo
      Aunt Sandra “the favorite” ha

  3. Anet & Jim says:

    Love the shed on the huge truck…the pizzas…the kiddies…Caleb with his catch…and the birthday girls! Where does the time go…soon K will be the big sister! God Bless you all…stay warm. XO AA

  4. TheresaEH says:

    Hi Sandra…
    Enquiring minds want to know,,,is there still a market for fur? I remember a many years ago a friends brother trapping muskrats and selling the hides.

    • Hi Theresa,
      Sorry for not responding to your question sooner…….yes there is still a market for fur here, but the prices aren’t that high and Caleb does it more for fun than anything else! 🙂

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