How to Make a Bluebird House

Bluebird House Making with Uncle Dan Bates

Mini Mack subscribers might remember last summer’s post from Weedsport with the great Uncle Andy. A lovely time during breakfast at Great-Grandma’s in Weedsport, NY where I harassed an uncle with endless questions. I figured the tradition should continue and being that Uncle Dan pretty much threw himself in the line of fire…uh, um, honorary interviewing time… he was my latest victim, I mean honored guest.

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A New York Honey Hunt

Before we get started, first the winners of the Mini Macks’ Culinary Adventures and Giveaway! Ms. Marsha, Ms. Jenny Sue, Ms. Rita, and Ms. Felicity from across the pond in England! Congratulations winners! Thank you all for sharing some fun stories of culinary adventures from your past. I will be contacting each of you to receive your beautiful tote bag from Crooked Brook!
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What do you get when you cross upstate New York with a Mini Mack? A honey hunt, that’s what. It is our annual pilgrimage to the north where we visit the great and powerful Great-Grandma Bates (think the Wizard of Oz times ten). To the village of Weedsport, with the quaintest of Victorian homes and green hills with winding double-line roads outlined by wildflowers waving by. We embarked on a honey hunt fit for a queen bee. Inspired by the Cayuga Office of Tourism, we consulted their Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail brochure.

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