Saturday, May 06, 2017

A New Tradition in the Making


The eldest progeny and spouse just biked downtown to the first California Honey Festival.  They used valet parking.  Yes, Valet parking for bicycles.


Looks like fun:
Come the week of May 1st, Historic Downtown Woodland will be abuzz as it prepares for the Inaugural California Honey Festival. Restaurants will offer creative and tasty honey centric menus through the week. Bars will offer a selection of mixed drinks with mead or honey and local breweries will have honey beers on tap. Everything will culminate in a weekend filled with festivities from honey tastings to lectures about bees and pollinators to parklet garden displays.
Hold the date! Saturday, May 6th from 10am – 5pm
The California Honey Festival’s mission is to promote honey, honey bees and their products, and beekeeping through this unique educational platform, to the broader public.
Through lectures and demonstrations, the festival will help develop an interest in beekeeping by the younger generation. Attendees will learn about the myriad of issues that confront honey bees including pesticide use, diseases and even the weather! In addition, attendees can learn how to creatively plant their gardens to help feed all of our pollinators. It is important for the community to appreciate and understand the importance of bees as the lead pollinator of many of our crops adding to the food diversity we have come to enjoy.
The similar and much older Oxnard Strawberry Festival is a big deal even if it has gone near fully commercial.  These kinds of celebrations of community and distinctiveness are great.  Wish them success. 

Shameless local equivalent endorsement follows:

These people remind me of serious wineries years ago before tasting rooms became profit centers.  They make a great product and they want to spread the idea. 

46 comments:

Lawyerliz said...

No comments, yet?

Rob Dawg said...

Seems people are not interested in civil discussion as much as confrontation. I had hoped for the reverse.

Lawyerliz said...

We saw the stage version of Mary Poppons. There was an evil nanny that I don't remember after the dad fired mary. Anybody remember.

Lawyerliz said...

Was at a stage presentation of Mary Poppins and before that chopping and planting like crazy

Lawyerliz said...

You have any idea what redoing the average bathroom costs? By a contractor not diy.

Lawyerliz said...

There is an art show in Cocoa Village in mid May I might want to go to.

Rob Dawg said...

Bathrooms are redone on three levels. Fixtures and surfaces.
To the walls.
Plumbing in the walls.

$8k, $18k, $30k. I suspect many will want to charge more but you asked cost not price.

Lawyerliz said...

Thanks Rob.

Lawyerliz said...

House up 200$

TJandTheBear said...

How much to valet a bike?

Lawyerliz said...

How much of a tip?

Rob Dawg said...

Not only free but the local bicycle coop lady offered to help them fix up the little things wrong with their bikes.

Rob Dawg said...

Dawghaus up $1140. What a joke.

TJandTheBear said...

Macron or LePen?

Rob Dawg said...

Macron "wins" the office. Le Pen wins the argument. Guess 56-44 on low turnout. Understand 44% is going to roil markets as it is.

Lawyerliz said...

Markets could stand a n little roiling. A nice 10% correction to keep the wild ones properly chastized.

TJandTheBear said...

Charles Gave says turmoil either way. Got popcorn?

Cinco-X said...

I had an uncle that spent $35k 30 years ago...

Cinco-X said...

Yes

TJandTheBear said...

That had to be one spectacular bath!

Cinco-X said...

Hiked Mt Watatic with our dachshund this afternoon... She tried to drag me up... What a trooper. She also wanted to run down which is problematic for me at my age

Lawyerliz said...

Did you have a small earthquake?

Lawyerliz said...

Hehehe

sm_landlord said...

TJ Wrote:
> Charles Gave says turmoil either way. Got popcorn?

https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/Europe.html

LOL!

Cinco-X said...

Nah... Just one of npoics Chipotle farts

Rob Dawg said...

Turmoil likely the more MLP gets over her expected 40%. Doesn't matter as Macron can't govern.

Rob Dawg said...

Should have been able to feel that 3.2 off Santa Barbra but no. It is funny. The Northridge earthquake was mild locally but much worse 15 miles further away.

TJandTheBear said...

According to Gave it's Parliament where LePen's crew will really wreak havoc.
--
NR quake destruction ran pretty much on a line from the Westside up through SFV to Santa Clarita. Either side not so much.

Rob Dawg said...

We will be here tomorrow night watching the returns. Local 8:00pm France is UTC +1? Noon Pacific and 13 hr before the NY open.

TJandTheBear said...

BTW, your thoughts on "Mr. Irrelevant"? As a life-long Broncos fan I loved it.

Rob Dawg said...

If he is here sm_l should look to the north and east for a Huston Valley artist moment.

Rob Dawg said...

Hudson Valley.

sm_landlord said...

Missed it. Are you getting the crazy winds up there in the mountains?

Rob Dawg said...

Heck yes. Wild winds.

Cinco-X said...

Morning Liz... Did you decide to sleep in?

Lawyerliz said...

My sleep mechanism did
Lots of gardening and Mary poppins.
Locals put on nearly pro show. It was held over for an additional week.

Lawyerliz said...

Nunsense maybe next. Lots of nice restaurants to eat efor and after. Lots of people of all ages on the streets. What malls should aspire to.

Lawyerliz said...

And the is a lot of constructon going on.

Lawyerliz said...

We are on the drough index in Florida. Gee thaks, Kali.

Rob Dawg said...

Don't worry Liz. At the rate coastal communities are draining aquifers you will soon be replacing your Gopher Tortises with Sea Turtles.

Rob Dawg said...

Watching GMA. Wow ABC doesn't even care. Macron is "centrist." Le Pen is "extreme far right." They don't even hedge, they say some of the Macron leaks are fakes.

dodahman said...

Having read some of Le Pen's statements, how the heck can she be legitimately called 'extremist far right'? I don't really follow to closely, but somehow all the framing seems to have the window shifted somewhat...

Valet bike parking..Again you west coasters never cease to entertain...thx.
We had great weather for the wooden boat show yesterday.

Thomas Stone said...

I see Jerry Brown has come out against single payer. All the party stalwarts ( Pelosi, Boxer, Feinstein and of course HRC) are opposed to creeping socialism for the rabble, it should be exclusive to the rich and powerful!

Rob Dawg said...

A rich Jesuit. Explains him in two words.

Cinco-X said...

http://www.businessinsider.com/emmanuel-macron-wins-french-presidential-election-in-landslide-marine-le-pen-2017-5

Cinco-X said...

Macron wins in a landslide