Saturday, March 5, 2016

Home Stretch

Today was absolutely gorgeous with the temperature and humidity being perfect all day long.

We got up early and headed to Little Rock, our capital city for the Little Rockers Marathon. Our boys, Row and Red Ant, have already run 25.2 miles over the last few weeks at school in preparation for the big finish. Today, they got to run their last mile on the official LR Marathon course with over 4000 other kids (1st to 7th) from all over the state.

This is Red Ant's,our seven year old, first running medal and Row's, our ten year old, third medal. Great job!

I've also figured out a solution for crystallized honey. In another post on honey [link], I talked about the problem of having honey stored in plastic containers, and the eventual crystallization of the honey. The best method is to get the honey back into a liquid state is by putting it in a small pan of water, and heating it up. Well, the plastic that is used for most of the honey has a low melting point, and that can be a real problem.

Today, I used a crock pot and filled it with cold water until it came up to half way on the crystallized honey plastic container. Make sure the lid is tight! I lost one container of honey due to this. Put the honey into the water bath and turned the crock pot on low for 3 hours. It worked like a charm without melting the plastic!

Empty into a clean glass container and you're set for another six years! Tip: let gravity do the work for you.

We are also have the closing date set for this next week! Thank God, the house has been on the market for 8 months, and we are ready to be finished with it.

Keep Right On Prepping - K


  1. Congratulations to your boys and congratulations on being closer to selling your house!

  2. Thanks, the boys love the medals and it promotes hard work with rewards.

  3. Gratz to the kids on their run. I only store my own honey in glass because it crystallizes so fast in plastic. Also pasteurizing the honey will slow the crystals down a long way by heating it above 115 degrees. It kills the pollen and anti-bacterial qualities but stored honey loses those pretty fast anyway.

    1. Glad to hear that you use glass jars. I assumed that you would, but glad to confirm it. If you're gonna do it, do it right.