Nuc Install!

Our first order of Nucs arrived last weekend and we spent Saturday picking them up and installing them. We drove a little over an hour to the pick-up site and veiled ourselves and put on gloves as a precaution. As we approached the flatbed trailer full of nuc boxes we and all the other beekeepers…

Earth Day

I took a personal day off work to focus on a few projects for Earth day. I am happy to report I was able to complete all the tasks on my list as well as enjoy the day by taking the dogs and goats out for a lovely walk on the hillside to capture some…

Rabbit Mansions

Last Fall Luke and I built a rabbit hutch to house 4 rabbits. I have loved that hutch ever since we moved the rabbits in. The rabbits seem to enjoy their space as well because they can socialize with one another safely through hardware cloth and still have space to hop, play and hide. I…

Art Yarn

As I get closer to the opening day of our local farmers market I am working my tail off to get as much fiber from my rabbits as possible. Since my females are anticipating litters any day now I have refrained from collecting their fiber. Their fiber will be pulled by them to build up…

Farmers Market Season Approaches

I have less than a month before the market season kicks off and I am less than prepared. The hope is to be able to sell my homestead wears like yarn, honey, bath bombs, produce and herbs but so far my garden starts are less than an inch tall, I have only a handful of…

Goat Lean-to

Luke and I were able to create a lean-to for the goats in record time! Though it was a rainy weekend the clouds seemed to break just for us to have enough time to create this project.  We rummaged through all of my material piles in various locations on the property to find two 8…

A Goat Shelter in the making

The baby goats amazing me with how quick they can learn. Similar to that of a stubborn dog. They know exactly what I am asking of them but only choose to listen when it suits them best.  While I was working on some landscape clean up and moving mulch they were following me nibbling on…

Guest House Prep

Now is the time to prepare for my busy season at the guest house. A deep clean is in order as well as priming the flower beds around the little cabin. I sprinkled the driveway and walking paths with a pre-emergent grass killer just before all the snow began to melt so that this year…

Garden Prep

Though snow can still be seen on the ground things are beginning to happen just beneath the soil top. The birds are singing and bounding from one treetop to the next. The leaf buds can be seen on all of the maple trees and the bees are bringing in some unknown pollen source. All things…