Finally this week it subsided enough for me to just take muscle relaxers at night. Which meant my brain fog lifted. I still couldn't get much physically done but I read and watched the news. Which brought on a different kind of pain. Then I got busy designing new labels for the honey I'll harvest as soon as the doctor tells me I can lift something weighing thirty pounds. Meanwhile here's what the new labels for my little micro-apiary (figure if you can have a micro-brewery...) look like:
I love the paler yellow above but when printed out it read very green. So in the ones below I amped up the yellow. Still have some color work to do. I like designing the labels nearly as much as tending the bees.
Instead of trying to guess what the girls are foraging and giving the honey names like white clover and honeysuckle, I decided to use descriptions of the overall flavor to name the different products. Spring is super sweet and floral so we have It's Simple. Fall is dark and complex, It's Complicated. This summer's harvest tastes like white clover meets a road trip, It's Wild. Who wants honey with boring names?
And just for fun I whipped up this cute graphic for when the honey is available. Super excited to get over this injury and get back to jarring up honey for everyone who's waiting!
I may even try something like the graphic below for a few hours one day. Things are about to get sweet!