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The unintended death of a charming little creature raises the realities of life on a farm homestead.
Render beeswax from your wax cappings easily and inexpensively.
Kim Walter shares how she became interested in beekeeping and what she has learned from her bees.
A Tennessee coal plant had some explaining to do at a congressional hearing after a major coal sludge spill.
Find out how to protect your hives and honeycomb from wax moths without using chemicals.
Learn how to keep your bees properly fed and also ensure a plentiful and delicious honey harvest!
Homesteads are keeping alive old skills and ways of raising crops and livestock that are being lost in the age of agribusiness.
Beekeeper Betty Taylor explains what for look for during an end-of-summer hive inspection.
How to prepare your hives for the winter to protect them from mice, skunks, opossums and other wildlife.
Encouragement for new beekeepers who may be confused and overwhelmed about all the conflicting advice about keeping bees.
Beekeeping expert Betty Taylor explains how to reliquify crystalized honey while maintaining color, quality, and nutrients.
This series of posts chronicles Betty Taylor's adventures in goat farming. This first post covers selecting a goat breed and breeder, costs, and preparing for arrival of my goats.
Safely bring a new goat herd home and getting them used to you and their new surroundings.
A little background on how Ric and Vicki moved from Detroit to a Tennessee homestead, and starting to get up to date on what they've done since.
How a born and bred city boy came to leave Detroit, start a Tennessee homestead with his wife, and blog about it here.
Whether or not it was devised by clever Mexican potato growers, the cheap, easy to build, and space-saving potato tower is a unique alternative to rows, barrels, and other methods for planting, growing, and bringing in your season's spuds.