Thursday, 14 August 2014

Sunday, 3 August 2014

A Bee's Eye View

The bees are busy at work. The conditions have been nigh on perfect for them .I was rewarded by taking a whole super[the name given to the square box where the honey is made]of 11 frames of honey this week. 20-30 lbs in weight.Next it will have to be extracted from the comb. A sticky job I guess.I have to take the carving knife to slice the comb open.Better keep my fingers out of the way. Jack planted me half a field full of sunflowers.Gary Verity wanted to turn Yorkshire yellow for Le Tour Yorkshire this was my idea for us to do our bit. However they are just coming out . But hey ho who cares, the bees are delighted and even though the photo only shows a bee on each Jack said there was at least 5 on each one when he looked.

A wedding with a view

Last Saturday Sami and James got married at Scampston Hall. They had their reception up in one of our fields high above Byland Abbey. This is Rubi's View and on a clear day which it was you can see from the East coast over to the Pennines and beyond. The back drop for the bride and groom is of course the ruins of Byland Abbey. A truly unique situation. Guests came from far and wide with James's sister flying in from Australia and a lovely family from the Isle of Skye -lots of Celtic connections here The weather and the marquee looked fabulous, decked out with flowers and fairy lights. As the sun went down people were still sat out admiring the views. Here are a few photos to show what a glorious place it is and what fun guests had.There was a lovely relaxed atmosphere about the whole day and of course the bride looked beautiful If you are thinking of getting married in the Summer of 2015 you are welcome to come and take a look around. You may have your ideas set in stone or need a few ideas.We have wonderful suppliers, many who are local should you need any.You can pick and choose from our list with pleasure. We are here to help you day run smoothly and have memories to look back on as being the best day of your lives.