persimmon





2/9/2015
A blog about the joy of a mentoring relationship and the rewards for the mentor and a new-bee.
1/29/2015
A wakeup call for folks who want to keep bees without the work, stings and realities.
12/29/2014
An anecdote that illustrates a few of the realities of farm life and raising livestock.
12/5/2014
A brief update on how the bees are faring during a break in the freezing weather.
10/7/2014
Some things to know about the last fall hive inspections in preparing the bees for winter.
8/8/2014
In all that can go wrong in beekeeping, it's time to be grateful for a good season.
1/28/2014
How to make a cheap hay feeder for goats that cuts down on wasted hay.
1/6/2014
Describes the winter hive life of the honey bees.
1/2/2014
Musing on how most of us believe "the end" is near for various reasons.
12/26/2013
Describes the heartache that can come of now observing and working with nature when raising goats.
12/16/2013
Safely bring a new goat herd home and getting them used to you and their new surroundings.
12/10/2013
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.
12/2/2013
Beekeeping expert Betty Taylor explains how to reliquify crystalized honey while maintaining color, quality, and nutrients.
11/19/2013
Encouragement for new beekeepers who may be confused and overwhelmed about all the conflicting advice about keeping bees.
10/30/2013
How to prepare your hives for the winter to protect them from mice, skunks, opossums and other wildlife.
9/19/2013
Homesteads are keeping alive old skills and ways of raising crops and livestock that are being lost in the age of agribusiness.
9/11/2013
With no care on my part, persimmons bear in abundance while mocking my empty efforts with my apple trees.
9/3/2013
Beekeeper Betty Taylor explains what for look for during an end-of-summer hive inspection.
2/19/2013
A profile of Japanese and American persimmons, excellent trees for the deep south.
12/19/2012
An update to the refrigerator root cellar and how the Thermo Cube is keeping it from dipping below the freezing point and how we decided to start a terrace system to make more flat spots in a chicken pasture that's on a hillside that is steep.




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