Monday, March 17, 2008

More fun agility across the pond has been added to the links list. . .

Plus, I've added a list of links to supplements I use plus a link to Honest Kitchen and Nature's Variety Raw Frozen diets; if there's one thing I can spend a ridiculous amount of time doing, it's researching on the internet about supplements and dog foods, and I'm hoping that some of you lovely readers will use the comments section to let everybody know about your favorites.

I've been feeding Honest Kitchen, plus fresh meats, eggs, fruits, vegetables, yogurt, etc for a little over a year and I have been very pleased with this food. I still think an ideal diet would be all fresh, but between a very limited amount of refrigerator/freezer space and very limited time and energy, it's just not going to happen. Plus, this is a very easy food to travel with.

Ha! Who am I kidding? I'm home sick today and I can't manage to fall asleep to take a nap and I was planning on playing around in Photoshop for a while, but I can't figure out how to export pictures from the new version of Adobe Reader, so I gave up on that and thought playing around with the blog would be a good distraction.

So, while I'm busy making links all over the place, here are some links to some Apiaries. What's that, you ask? HONEY! Yummmm! That's my latest kick, honey. Specifically, varietal honey, or honey primarily produced from a single blossom source, such as orange or buckwheat or blueberry blossoms (to name a few of my favorites). Most of the honey sold in super markets is clover honey, and please don't judge honey from super market honey. I'm also loving chunk honey, which is a jar of honey with a big chunk of honey comb in it. And, I'm trying bee pollen. Who knows if it has even half of the benefits that are claimed?

So, I've received one order from Draper's and I was very pleased with everything I received. I particularly love the Bee Bar Lotion found on this page. I've also checked out Hunter's Honey although I haven't ordered anything from them. Dutch Gold is available at a local super market and the alfalfa honey produced by them comes in a very close second to my favorite so far, blueberry. Oh, and I think I'm going to have to order some lavender honey from Lavender Bee Farm. Doesn't that sound yummy?

Holly and Mikey say 'Hi'.


Katrin said...

Ooooh, I am a HUGE fan of honey! (doesn't give me migraines unlike other refined sugars) But like you, only the good stuff! (supermarket "honey"- ugh!) We have a lot of local folks who have their own bees and if it's a good year sell off some of the extra, the stuff is terrific.

I will have to check out some of those sites you listed. Thanks!

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Brittany said...

Well on the note about honey. Let me introduce you to my two favorite places. Great Pacific Northwest honey, no icky tasting honey from the supermarket but deeelicious strait from the comb honey. I make a monthly trip to Seattle( an hour each way) JUST for HONEY!! My husband thinks I'm a little crazy but that's okay 'cause honey is wonderful stuff.
Any whoo here is Snoqualmie Valley Honey( the BEST IMO), I reccomend the Japanese knotweed, Mt Rainier Fireweed, Mountain Raspberry and Wild Blackberry( in that order).
The Creme honeys are good too. I love the lemon, great on toast.

and this is Moon Valley. I haven't used them much but they have good hand soaps/salves for tired joints which I like.


Cardimom said...

Oh boy! More honey to try! Thanks for the links! I totally understand going out of your way for some good honey!