Today we went to Bob’s old homestead.
This property on Geer Road in Hughson, CA
(just north of Turlock) is where Bob grew up.
His mom & dad started the Beekman Honey business
when Bob was a kid.
His mom moved to this place
from Pasadena when she was a small child.
Now Bob’s brother, Bruce, and his wife, Ann, have the place.
They have made so many improvements,
including the change of the old “Rumpus Room”
into a Honey and Wine Tasting Room.
The old windmill still stands,
and the hollyhocks that Bob’s mom planted
The bees love them!
Ah yes, this smells and feels like home!!
The Ranch is home to about 9 cats with nine lives each!
They all came to greet us when we arrived!
Out in the field Bruce & Ann have planted lavender.
It is a popular commodity in the Honey Tasting Room
along with other items such as honey-scented soaps,
various honey samples, and bee related items.
That house below – beyond the lavender field –
is where our daughter, De, and her husband, Andre’,
lived when they were first married.
Back at Bruce & Ann’s home,
which is just a quarter of a mile
through the almond trees from the bee ranch,
their oak tree has grown so large,
it hides the house
as you approach it from the driveway.
And the almond trees in the driveway are laden with nuts!!
But, as you get closer, you see the beautiful home –
And behind the house, the landscaping pulls you in!
It’s a gorgeous day here.
Wanna join me for a swim?
I’m outta here.
Too pretty to be at my computer.
See ya tomorrow. (God willing)