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Garden Problems - Japanese Beetles and Powdery Mildew

My garden update for the week is still a work in progress, as it has been an unbelievably crazy week. We discovered some issues in the house that have prompted us to move ahead with a long planned renovation that we are super excited about but did not anticipate we would be starting anytime soon, which has initiated a flurry of activity for my husband and me involving banks, contractors, and all the fun stuff. 578 more words

How Does My Garden Grow?

Summer Comes On

I am certainly eating from the garden these days, which is a great pleasure. This weekend I harvested carrots, beets, lettuces, radishes and onions.

From what I could see, there are at least three zucchini that will be ready later this week, 126 more words

Local Food

Hummingbirds and Butterflies Will Love You for Planting This

Bee Balm

Bee Balm has a high thymol content and, therefore, antibacterial properties. It also has anti-fungal and anesthetic properties. It can be used in mouthwashes, foot baths to relieve odor and/or itching. 83 more words

Conscious Living

Making of Besaw's Bee Balm

Rendering bees wax is the hard part, which we will write about another time. That yellow thing next to the coconut oil is the beeswax. The rest of the items in this picture are the other ingredients we used. 252 more words


A Table for One

Venus’ Looking Glass

The meadow garden

Orange and yellow native lantana

It was Beltane Eve, around 6 pm. Thanks to a cool front that blew through last night, the temperature never got above 76 deg F and once the last of the clouds faded around noon, the day was sunny and bright. 2,365 more words


Besaw's Bee Balm and the people that like us

We owe a million thanks to our friend Allie Schnurr and my dad. We started messing around with a consistent recipe for bee balm, and with that we entered the stressful realm of creating lip balm labels. 160 more words