It was back to Eichgraben on Saturday for another trifecta of wwoofing fun at the apiary. We did some hive maintenance, a little bit of roadworks, and checked in on a litter of two-day old Russian Blue kittens (closely supervised by Mama Blue. Also, not exactly "work"). And I picked up a jar of holunderblütensirup processed since the last time I was there.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
Other small tasks included cleaning up old comb frames in preparation for new starters pieces, and we also started a batch of elderflower juice (Holunderblütensaft). We filled a big bucket with blossoms, added water and citric acid, covered it with a cloth, and left it to steep in the corner. I wasn't there long enough the witness the next step.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
There's too much rain in Central Europe right now, and many towns are flooded. The Danube levels running through Vienna are very high, but since the Donauinsel provides efficient flood control, only the riverbanks and walking/cycling paths are under water (at least that's all I've seen). You can see partially submerged trees in these photos, as well as the water level risen almost to the bridge in the background.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
So basically, it's been a good month. So good, I gave myself another. The next level of German starts Monday morning. I think I'll celebrate with a handful of pastries and a melange, the ubiquitous coffee drink of Vienna's cafes.