A story of hidey holes and the hows, and whys, of finding them on old farmsteads like my cousin did at her in-laws place.
Keeping bees without breaking your back.
What happens in a beehive in the winter.
Flowers and herbs you'll want to plant near or in your garden.
We found a place under the pines where the hives would be out of the 110-degree heat, so we started a free hive recovery service to build up our hives. Beekeeping brought us a number of surprises this year!
On the watch for summer vegetable-eating insects.
When it's time for cows to calve, we need to be there. How do we know when calving is imminent?
Make corned beef the way your mother used to make it.
Delicious and beautiful beet relish - tastes sweet, spicy and tart!
Perhaps bee stings aren't the best thing on which to try out home remedies. Life in the country has its risks, but common sense usually wins the day.
They say timing is everything ... they say location, location, location too. We say, we need more rain, fewer weeds, longer days, and a stronger back so we can get the homestead to look the way we want it to look.
Free Starbucks coffee grounds have a variety of uses around the home and garden.
The springtime workload can get overwhelming, but we try to stay focused and do one task at a time.