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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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Country Kid

 

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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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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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Had to send them packing

Six laying hens are the perfect number to keep us supplied with eggs. When things got weird this past March and eggs were in short supply, I decided to keep a dozen hens.  Then added another 6 to the mix … Continue reading

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