Category Archives: Farm & Garden

The Blessing

When we first got bees, I was under the mistaken impression that beekeeping involved nothing more than giving the fuzzy little critters a warm, cozy home to store their honey in and collecting the sweet bounty once or twice a … Continue reading

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Quick Takes – around the farm…. and BEES!!! 4-18-2016

(1) It’s finally starting to feel like Spring around here, and our kidding season is almost upon us!  We’d planned on having kidding stalls built and a birthing kit stocked and ready by now, but I think it’s much likely … Continue reading

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Seven Quick takes – October 28, 2015

Things I’m thankful for, this week… (1) Kids who understand what I’m talking about… “Oh!  Bundle!  Is the thing done?  The thing… you know, the whats-it-called thing?” (2) A brother who was willing to get up a 6:00 in the … Continue reading

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60,000 new critters on the farm!

You may remember that we’ve been planning to add bees to our farm for a while now, and thanks to the help and generosity of some great friends, they’re finally here!!! As per my usual method of looking before I … Continue reading

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Seven Quick Takes: Oct 3, 2015

Fall is upon us, and we have so much to be thankful for… (1) Pears on the trees: (2) A new chicken tractor that friends drove all the way from Indiana to gift to us. (3) A new goat on … Continue reading

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How to bless your mom in a few labor-intensive steps

This morning, when the light came streaming through my bedroom window around 6am, I opened my eyes just a little bit, rolled over and said to myself: “No.  I just can’t do it this morning.  We’ll milk late and the … Continue reading

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WFMW: How to fence your goats in 1,573 easy steps

*Don’t forget about our alpaca naming contest and (sort-of) giveaway!!! Click HERE to play along!!!* Wake up at 6:30am Go back to sleep Wake up at 7:00am Be thankful the baby wants to nurse and go back to sleep Get … Continue reading

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