Author Archives: Tony

the apple tree and our “friends”

Last fall I spread a lot of compost underneath the apple tree, in hopes of harvesting a lot of apples this year.  I had plans to prune the apple tree back in February; there are a lot of shoots on … Continue reading

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nostalgia and other thoughts

Sitting here as a humdinger of a thunderstorm passes over. Windy, rainy, thunder, lightening and hail. Seeing 1/2-3/4″ hail on the porch. Kids were wondering where I came up with expression humdinger, but now I guess they know what humdinger … Continue reading

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hive – “beegone”

We migrated to the farm last Saturday, maybe this is the summer home and the Raleigh home is the weekend home.  Trying it as an experiment.  I will say working in the garden after dinner, watching the sunset, feeling the … Continue reading

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hives

And not exactly like the ones you might imagine I would write about. Early last week I was somewhat frantically looking for two queens. Since there were no brood in the combs and no active queen cells in the two … Continue reading

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food revolution – jamie oliver

I used to really enjoy watching Jamie Oliver’s Naked Chef program on the Food Network.  I loved his casual style to producing wonderful meals with very simple preparation of good ingredients. I have a few of his cookbooks. I have … Continue reading

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bee update

Last weekend I wanted to do a thorough hive inspection on the five hives and to make sure I really checked the three new hives well. I stopped by the three new hives as I drove in on Saturday and … Continue reading

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converging thoughts – conclusion

And now for the “so what do I want to do with these thoughts”. I have a farm and I have resources.  I may not have time for a full time second job, but I think I have an idea … Continue reading

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harvest, weeding, planting

Hi, This is the wife. By some last minute changes in weekend plans, I find myself enjoying a quiet morning at the farm without kids. The hubby is out feeding the bees after having some coffee and sugar cake. I’ve … Continue reading

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converging thoughts #3

Tonight I have several ideas that I want to talk about under the notion of community. This is the third pillar of my converging thoughts. My brother lent me Ferenc Mate’s third book on Tuscany, “The Wisdom of Tuscany” last … Continue reading

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converging thoughts #2

Ok, let me cut immediately to the chase, the premium/boutique products that I am imagining selling to the 1% ers are food and drink based. The first company that I started was funded by a media company and the main … Continue reading

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