Late Summer Update + Honey Harvest

I know, it’s been a minute since I last updated you. The Nashville market is still strong despite some recent economic indicators that things might be shifting over the next 18 months. If that indeed comes to pass, I think Nashville’s low unemployment rate will help us weather changes better than other markets.

July numbers were strong and I have some new graphics to share focusing on the 3 counties that are outperforming others in the area.

As for what this means – inventory is up from a few years ago, giving buyers a few more options in general, but multiple offers are still common in certain areas and price points.

After 3 years of beekeeping, we finally got a harvest worth noting! Previously we lost hives in the Winter due to various obstacles, like mites, or beetles or severe cold, but 2 of our 5 hives came back strong and have provided us a nice harvest. If you follow me on Instagram, I posted pictures of the entire process in my highlights under “Honey Harvest”. It’s exciting and unnerving, as I am allergic to bee stings, but I enjoy helping out and watching them up close – nature is amazing.

I was especially happy to be able to share some of our honey bounty with clients and friends this year. Fingers crossed we have the same good luck next year.

We’ve had some great meals at more “new to us” Nashville Resturants. They open at such a rate now we can never keep up.

The most recent was Pelican and Pig in East Nashville. I had been once and eaten only a snack, but this was the first time for both of us with a full meal, and it did not disappoint. In our usual fashion, we sat at the bar and ordered lots of small plates to share. One of the most interesting and memorable were the wood fire-roasted carrots with green harissa and tahini/yogurt sauce.

Last night, we re-visited an old favorite that has been really killing it lately, Miel. Their special Summer Harvest Dinner was the best vegetarian meal I’ve ever had IMHO. The corn agnolotti and pepperade were the stand-out dishes for me, and I discovered the joys of a cucamelon! I’d never had one, and now they must be in my life on a regular basis.

Until next time!