More woodworking projects

Over the weekend Luke and I started expanding the bee yard with some more hive stands in preparation for our 25 queens we ordered. Once the queens arrive we will be splitting our current 11 hives. So we wanted to be ahead of the game and have the stands already out of the way. We…

Blooms Bleating Sibilation

Woah! Can you say “Boom of a bloom!” The wild flowers are coming up in shades of yellow, pink, robins egg blue and white absolutely, everywhere. No wonder why the bees have been having a frenzy as the queens work to build the colonies large enough to take advantage of this nectar and pollen flow….

Green Thumbing it!

Last year was not the best year for my garden.  I battled hauling in water to the homestead and an onslaught of moles. This year I expect a 180-degree transformation. The well is pumping out crisp clean water and I finally finished putting raised beds in my garden. As all the sprouts begin to fill…

A Woman and her Spinning Wheel

Luke found me a secondary spinning wheel at a huge deal back in January, it was missing some small parts but overall it was still in working order. After much TLC; Luke refinished the wood, put some rust kill on all the metal components, oiled her up and added a new tension band and break….

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…