in late july, rinne hosted the second in a series of gatherings on behalf of kinfolk magazine. intended to bring people together to learn and enjoy each other (as well as good food & drink), the gatherings have been a great way to introduce folks to new things; this time around we were out at 3 porch farm where mandy and steve led everyone on a tour of their farm. they also guided us in a honey tasting; the honey we tasted came from all over the world! the group also learned to make infused honey...using dried herbs and flower petals. we tasted some mead, made by booger hill bee, as well as honey lemonade and a honey wheat beer. the spread of edible treats included different cow's milk cheeses from sweetgrass dairy in south georgia, as well as bread from the bakery down the road, the comerian. thank you to everyone who came! and, for those who are really inspired, the state botanical garden in athens has beekeeping classes coming up in late fall.
photogrpahs by rinne allen & michelle norris