We harvested honey this weekend (more about that later this week) at Emily’s grandparents’ house. I keep 4 hives at their place and they have a perfect setup in their garage for our honey extraction. Emily and the kids and I were joined by Emily’s parents and her grandparents to make the extraction a family affair. We started around 9 in the morning and finished by 6 in the evening. So, we had an all day affair.
The kids were super well behaved in spite of the work and the heat (we finally had a hot day among all the rainy days) and the apparent boredom. Under Emily’s grandparents’ house is a crawlspace in which an adult can almost stand upright. The kids discovered that and found that it made a perfect hide-out. The best part is that their hide-out was naturally air-conditioned. The coolness was a great escape for them and they loved playing under there.
In time, they decided that their club needed to be a little more exclusive than it was when the started it (an hour earlier). Isaac and Abigail were, of course, members and they decided to invite their great-grandmother to be the first non-founding member. She happily obliged and helped them move in a table and chairs and met with them in their first members’ meeting…yes, Emily’s 82 year old grandmother crawled under the house and sat around a tiny table with the kids. She is definitely a member of the club!
Though her birth certificate says she is 82, she certainly doesn’t look or act like it. Both of Emily’s grandparents are built that way. It’s so much fun to hang out with them and watch as nothing slows them down! That’s a club I want to be in!