Thursday, 24 May 2012


At the end of April we threw a party for two of the Bees, Jenna and Melanie who would soon be leaving Hamilton on new adventures. Jenna and her husband Jeff have moved to beautiful Lanark Highlands to run Back Forty Artisan Cheese. Mel and her family will soon be moving to a new home in Norfolk County that is just minutes away from their garden. We had the farewell party at Jen and Mike’s house. (Unfortunately Mel wasn’t able to attend.)

It was a potluck affair so of course almost everyone brought cheese! The Bees love cheese. Hollie paired her cheese selection with homemade apricot preserves. Yum!

The host and hostess offered us grilled sausages and some excellent homemade burgers.

Of course a potluck wouldn’t be complete without dessert. Thea, who was home taking a break from her studies in London, made some delicious rhubarb galettes. There was also a good selection of pastries from local bakeries.

Once everyone was stuffed with all the tasty treats that were on offer, we surprised Jenna with a gift. (Mel’s gift was delivered to her later.) The gift was an embroidered bee that is part of our logo. Many of the Bees had a hand in the embroidering making it truly a group gift.

Although we wished Jenna and Mel farewell, it was not goodbye. Jenna and Mel will be Scout Bees, along with Anna, who will be occasionally reporting back to share their adventures on the blog.

PS. This is Steve, one of Jen and Mike’s cats, the life of the party.

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