May 2016

8 posts

  I have always thought it would be wonderful to adopt children. It hurts my heart to think of all the precious babies (and young children) who are out there, in need of a loving home. I once suggested it to The Country Boy, and after much deliberation, we realized that it just wasn’t something …
  As a grand idea, it is becoming more and more obvious that keeping bees is a great concept. I love how they are self-sufficient. I love that they don’t take up much space. I love the fact that they need very little attention. There is one thing that I am not really wild about. …
  One of the hardest things for me to come to grips with is that farming isn’t all about being outside, tending the herd, working in the garden and washing fresh eggs in the afternoons. Of course, that is the idealistic version, but last I checked, Snow White wasn’t skipping across the back pasture, singing …
I often have some grand ideas for the farm. They range from grandiose to simple, but to me, each and every one are ‘great’! That is, until I really sit down and think about the cost, the work involved, the space they will take up or the look on The Country Boy’s face when I …
  Mornings have a habit of starting way too early for my comfort. Like around 1:30 in the morning. Around this time, our old German Shepherd started barking. Now, you have to understand – she is just about blind and is as deaf as a post, but still, she stood at the back door, straining …
This year our main garden took a Sabbath Day rest. This principle comes from Leviticus (Chapter 25), and is in keeping with the entire Sabbath philosophy. As humans, we are asked to take a Sabbath Day rest once a week. In the matter of the land, it is once every 7 years (six years of …
It always seems we are in a constant struggle to make ends meet. In the world today, prices and the cost of living creep up on a daily basis, similar to the way Kudzu and Pigweed grow – if you stay still for just a moment, you can actually see the movement as these weeds …
As a diligent beekeeper, I check my hives at least once a day. Granted, some of those checks are just a quick drive-by. As much as I would love to just sit down there at the hives and study the activity, I do have other chores that has to be done. Still, my goal is …
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