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Oh, Honey!

Hello folks! Thanks to all of you  who follow my blog posts. Today I wanted to let you know about another blog that we run called B and E's Bees.  We raise bees and collect honey. At our other site we talk about our experiences in bee keeping and honey production. We also sell this premium honey, so if you are so inclined pop on over to B and E's Bees and check out some of our posts there.

    Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to find the archives for past articles. B's biscuit recipe is a good one to have with this great honey!

    The next Swift post is coming on August 5.

Ed

That's the Breaks

I attended a book signing not too long ago in the neat little community of Elkhorn City, Kentucky. I had the opportunity to meet with some wonderful folks with a tremendous amount of knowledge about the Swift legend as well as many other interesting historical incidents unique to the area. It was a great day. While I based the book in the Red River area and west in Kentucky, make no mistake the mountains of Eastern Kentucky and especially along the Pine Mountain area is probably even more a focal point these days in the Swift search. And rightly so. Several years ago Mr. Bill Gibson discovered under a cliff on the mountain, a cache of Spanish silver coins dating from the mid seventeen hundreds. According to the reports I hear, Mr. Gibson made the discovery as he climbed over a dirt bank in the rock shelter. There were literally hundreds and obviously had been buried there left for someone to come back later to recover.     The coins are thought to be counterfeit though they are in ex…

Cumberland Falls

A post about Cumberland Falls might seem more like a tourism promotion scheme since the falls is a well known land mark of southern Kentucky. Cumberland Falls is probably known by most Kentuckians as well as many visitors from around the world. I have included in my list of interesting places around the state because of  some unusual items associated with the falls.  The Falls not only is a wonder to behold but holds two unique records. East of the Continental Divide it  is the second only to Niagara Falls in the volume water that plunges over the sandstone rock outcrop. The Falls have been referred to over the years as the "Niagara of the South." I suspect that is more of a tourism promotional statement.  Most everyone calls it Cumberland Falls, or locally, the Falls. It is pretty fantastic in the shear amount of water that drops over the ledge every second. Easily on average a quarter of million gallons of water per second plummets over the crest of the water falls in…