Monthly Archives: April 2014

A Visit to the Hive

When I received my bees a week ago, the bee man told me to check the hives in one week to see how they were doing. My bee hives have 10 frames each.  My starter hive came with 5 frames … Continue reading

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The Chicken Experience

Just wanted to update you on my Cornish cross meat chicken project.   They are just a little over 3 weeks old and are developing feathers on their wings and tail. When I picked up these chicks at the hardware store, I … Continue reading

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To Bee or Not To Bee

Is no longer the question. I picked up my bees yesterday afternoon at the Bee Farm. Did I wear my beesuit? No. There were two trucks ahead of me and people were getting stung right and left. Yikes. Then it’s … Continue reading

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What in the World is a Chicken Tractor

Those were my Dad’s exact words when I told him how I was going to raise my meat chickens. When I showed him some pictures of different “models”, he said, “Well, I probably have all the stuff to make one.” … Continue reading

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One More Step To Growing My Own Food

For years, we have raised our own beef for food. Last year, I bought chickens to give me eggs. In a couple of weeks, my bees will arrive. Friday, my meat chickens arrived. I ordered my chicks from Nelson’s Hardware … Continue reading

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Beware the Urge to Plant

The days are getting longer and warmer. The grass is getting greener and the ground is warming up. And I’m ready to play in the dirt and plant my garden! While it’s ok to plant cold season crops like broccoli, … Continue reading

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You Don't Have To Plant A Garden To Eat Home Grown Food

I can’t imagine a summer without a garden. Fresh tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, and lettuce just a few steps from my door.  And, even though every year it seems I am fighting either the weather or some bug or critter (usually … Continue reading

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