Category Archives: self sufficient

My life in pictures the past month

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Imprint

Had my first (ever) baby chick hatch yesterday. Out of 24 eggs, it’s starting to look like this one may be an only child My initial plan was to raise a couple of dozen, eat all the roosters, and raise … Continue reading

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Not For Public Consumption

Just got home from a Sunday morning trip to Wally World. Early mornings are my favorite time to hunt. (Hunt= shop/ get in/get out/ how guys shop.) Wanted to pick up four more 25# bags of sugar for the bees … Continue reading

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The Queen

I took the day off Friday to try and stay ahead of things here in the farm. I mentioned recently, all three of our bee hives made it through this past winter, even though many local bee keepers lost several … Continue reading

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Spring Taters

Stumbled across the concept of Spring taters a couple of years ago quite by accident. I am still sold on the concept of heavy mulch gardening.  It has been around for quite a while so not going to revisit all … Continue reading

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Egg Bound with 48 hours to live

Friday afternoon,  I picked up 25 beautiful young laying hens. I’ve decided to get back into farm fresh egg sales.  These hens will be grazing outside during the day, rather than cooped up in a building. Saturday morning I went … Continue reading

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Girls basketball and my honeybees

My wife played basketball  in high school. In case you’re wondering, she has always been able to kick my butt at a game of one on one. 🙂 (That’s her in white shooting the ball) We like to watch the … Continue reading

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When I Was Three

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Extraction Day

“Yaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh! There’s a bee!” About the same time, I (DM) felt a bee coming in for the kill on my head.   Time to skedaddle to the house. Off in the distance, my daughter and law and grandson were having their … Continue reading

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More is better, right?

It’s human nature to want to post pictures of our success, like when we’re on vacation, or our glamour photos, when we have a good peach crop etc.: Do you want to know the truth when it comes to growing … Continue reading

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