I love Thanksgiving. It is my absolute favorite holiday. To me, it exemplifies what Christmas should be. It is a time for gathering together, enjoying each others companies, and breaking bread. Christmas is crass and commercial, and although there is an attempt to commercialize Thanksgiving with Black Friday shopping and sales, at its core it […]
No two seasons in the apiary will ever be the same, this one was different in a surprisingly good way…
This was the first year we attempted to make hard cider. The equipment costs are minimal, and it is an inexpensive way to put up fruit.
There has been a storm brewing in research for some time now. Several years ago, a researcher by the name Giles Eric Seralini posted a peer-reviewed study that stated that glyphosate potentially caused cancer in rats. He was immediately attacked. Some of the criticism, absolutely valid. Scientists commonly quibble over methodology. Some of it personal. […]
When I was a kid I dreamed of going fishing every day when I was grown up. As a grown-up, I have been crushing that little kid’s dreams.
We are not certain what our chickens do all day, or even if they are laying yet.
Fedco’s catalog is a must-have for any homestead orchard.
When going to the Common Ground Fair there are some things you have to do.
With enough labor and a few tools we can do anything.
It is a beautiful day on the farm today. 74 and sunny. There has been a breeze throughout the day, enough to keep any flies down and more importantly to make working outside enjoyable. We have had to take to closing our windows most nights recently, a sure sign that the first frost is not […]