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Bee Careful

Your time is valuable so I will try to keep this brief. ūüėČ Our honeybees¬† from last year didn’t make it. Some of you already knew. I think it was mites. Because the whole thing is a hobby, and both … Continue reading

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They Are Here

View of my latest adventure…. Honeybees _________________________________ I have to tell you about a recent conversation with my son-in-law Matt¬† about honeybees.¬† When he was younger, someone offered his dad, several bee hives full of bees…They hauled them home in … Continue reading

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Ten things to keep in mind when starting a small orchard in Iowa

I met with a young man this afternoon who wants to plant 100 apple trees on his acreage.¬† I invited him to our property¬† this afternoon to go over some basics. I knew I could pass onto him in 30 … Continue reading

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Thoughts while pruning

The buds on the apple tree ¬†starting to swell. The honk of geese,¬† the raucous caw of the crows. Aslan is¬† afoot. _____________________________________________ Notes on this poem.¬† I was out early this week pruning.¬† I have between 90 and¬† 100 … Continue reading

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Timber

Stand of timber just west of my parents by my buddy Jim’s __________________________________________________________ Wood heat. I grew up with it. My parents still heat their¬† farmhouse with wood,¬† and dad is 84. I love wood heat. I love everything that … Continue reading

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Wildness

Spent an hour and 1/2 moving wood chips with my brother’s skid loader yesterday. We had a thunderstorm sometime in the middle of the¬†night. ¬†I vaguely remember stumbling out of bed and unplugging the computer. ¬†Even with a surge protector … Continue reading

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Back To Eden

Eden: ¬†Paradise The garden where according to the ¬†account in Genesis Adam and Eve first lived ¬† A place of pristine or abundant natural beauty.   The scent of ¬†freshly ground wood chips is still on my fingers. I stumbled … Continue reading

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