Tag Archives: food

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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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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Breakfast

Steamed freshly dug potatoes, garden fresh green beans,  3 small onions, with some bacon bits sprinkled over the top.  Smothered in butter, salt and peppered.  Dark roast coffee (black/ no sugar)  and 2 farm fresh eggs (over easy.)  The freshness … Continue reading

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Got a call this afternoon…

My cell phone rang this afternoon.  Looked like it could be a local cell phone so I answered. Good thing I did. “Hi Doug.  This is Pam Davis.   Someone suggested I give you a call.  We have a swarm of … Continue reading

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Show and tell

Show and tell is one of my favorite memories (and activities, in elementary school)  Did you do that when you were in school? On that note, I wanted to do a quick show and tell. My sister Karen  is former … Continue reading

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Current Events (locally)

One of my honey bee mentors  reached out to me last week with an offer. He said he had an extra nuc (new colony of bees) that he would be willing to trade  for some apples come fall. (We have … Continue reading

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Hardening

I picked up a nuc of honey bees a month ago.  (A nuc is short hand for a new colony of honey bees, ie, nucleus) . In talking with the owner about overwintering  bees,  he told me something very interesting.  … Continue reading

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The question is…

Decided to scrap my other attempts at  “What have I learned the past several weeks” and come at it from a different angle.  🙂 ++++++++++++++ This is all farm related stuff I’ve learned as a direct result of the current … Continue reading

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