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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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mulch, weeds and

An update on the bees. Last fall Dad got it into his mind that he wanted to hire a tree service to clean up the line of cedars along the driveway. He, and sometimes I, had been working on cleaning … Continue reading

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nucleus beehives #1

Well, what started as a straight forward plan to pick up and install two nucleus beehives, turned into a complicated set of adventures I am still trying to sort. I went up to Brushy Mountain Bee Farm with my friend, … Continue reading

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dinner at the farm

Remember my comments about the secrets behind the appeal of the books by Mayes, Mate and Mayle? One of them is to share the fun of food and fellowship. Well, here goes an attempt at that. Last Saturday one of … Continue reading

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The farmhouse was built in 1877, we understand from the previous owners, who had restored the house. It is a fairly typical style house from the period, “2 up, 2 down”. In the main house there is an entry way … Continue reading

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irrigation 2012

Hmm, I think I may have figured out another reason the muse has been a bit silent.  The older son started middle school this year.  That has led to 5:30am alarms to get him off to school.  Sort of puts … Continue reading

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garden 2012

Saturday was a beautiful, and occasionally, hot day at the farm. After a filling breakfast at the farm, the kids and I headed to the Durham Farmer’s Market to buy tomato plants. This is the first time I had been … Continue reading

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the bees, spring 2012

From the few readers I have, I do seem to get the most interest in the bees.  So now with the muse working in my favor, I should address the status of the bees first. As you may recall last … Continue reading

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We love both sun-dried tomato pesto and traditional basil pesto. I will share ways that you can use them in another blog entry. Depending on where you live, either pesto can be found in your grocery store, although, I will … Continue reading

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