Category Archives: Homesteading

Lazy Dayz of Summer

It’s been a hot and humid August with little time spent outdoors except for chores and cutting grass.  We’ve hosted several farm tours and are looking forward to the crew from the movie “Scotch Tension” coming back in September to … Continue reading

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Humming Along

Summer is humming along and before you know it fall will be here.  We’re getting some much needed rain here today.  It didn’t rain the whole month of July so we’re in sorry need of it. My bees are doing … Continue reading

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Summer Fling

I can’t believe it’s already the end of July.  It seems that just yesterday we were under cold, heavy snowfall and then skipped spring right into the heat of summer.  The last week has been beautiful though with temperatures in … Continue reading

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Random Foto Friday

It’s been a whirlwind of activity here around the farm this past week, making up for last week when I was down for the count with a really bad cold and flu.  I’m still recovering, but feeling much better. The … Continue reading

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Bees in Progress

The weather was perfect on Sunday to do a full bee hive inspection, so I gathered my equipment and donned my bee suit and off I went.  Brian came along to snap some photos and lend support as I’m still … Continue reading

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Laying in the Grass

Brian returned from his business trip to Holland on Friday night and despite having been up almost 24 hours, he was up bright and early on Saturday to do his chores.  I’m so glad he’s home! We went for our … Continue reading

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Bee Hive Inspection

After mustering my courage, and with the weather cooperating nicely (84° and wind 4mph), I decided today was the day to do a full bee hive inspection.  I wanted to replace their sugar syrup and check for brood, pollen and … Continue reading

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Around the Farm

The electricians finally made it out last Thursday to move the generator.  I’ve never heard two men whine so much in my life.  They stood around for at least ten minutes complaining about moving a 400 pound generator from the … Continue reading

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Queen Bee Check

Today is Day 3 after hiving my bees and it was time to check to see if the queen had been released.  To my great relief (after an almost sleepless night) she had been and the bees were very busy … Continue reading

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Random Foto Friday

Welcome to Random Foto Friday where I share some of my favorite moments from around the farm this week.  It was an exciting week as I received my first ever package of bees which I installed on Tuesday.  Upon checking … Continue reading

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