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beans and bees

Christmas means a ham, which then means bean and ham soup. This year managed 10 quarts. Did both regular canning as well as experimenting with the Tattler lids. 323 more words

Self-reliance

Christmas surprise

after discovering what seemed to be an empty hive, put some honey in the feeder anyway.  next warm day went out and the honey was gone and they had eaten through the block they had put up to the feeder entrance as well as the hive entrance.  78 more words

Self-reliance

Do You Really Know Your Honey?

No, I am not talking about the person you met through “Match.com” or for that matter, your significant other. I am talking about the liquid gold in the bottle called “Honey”. 1,026 more words

Healthy Lifestyle

"Maters" and Bees

The garden is pretty quiet right now. I have a potted Juliet tomato that just keeps on producing, a few pole beans from a volunteer Kentucky Blue wonder variety and now the carrots and beets are popping up. 342 more words

Gardening

Beefore and After

Sometimes the “Just-In-Case” notion pays …

We cleared and stored all our outdoor furniture in the garage, took down hanging plants, sheltered potted plants in the oak-well, did all that was necessary on our hurricane checklist before heading for the airport to enjoy our vacation in Singapore and Australia, … 235 more words

My Realm

bees

Just went by the hive, its almost 6pm, sun below the horizon, still plenty of light.  Bees on the landing board.  Bigger bees with darker bodies. 43 more words

Self-reliance

bee check in

Have not opened the hive since the end of August as the weather is still hot days, although the nights are cooling. There are still flowers about, but not much. 116 more words

Self-reliance