With no care on my part, persimmons bear in abundance while mocking my empty efforts with my apple trees.
A profile of Japanese and American persimmons, excellent trees for the deep south.
Beekeeper Betty Taylor explains what for look for during an end-of-summer hive inspection.
A brief update on how the bees are faring during a break in the freezing weather.
Musing on how most of us believe "the end" is near for various reasons.
Describes the heartache that can come of now observing and working with nature when raising goats.
An anecdote that illustrates a few of the realities of farm life and raising livestock.
Describes the winter hive life of the honey bees.
How to make a cheap hay feeder for goats that cuts down on wasted hay.
A blog about the joy of a mentoring relationship and the rewards for the mentor and a new-bee.
Beekeeping expert Betty Taylor explains how to reliquify crystalized honey while maintaining color, quality, and nutrients.
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.
Homesteads are keeping alive old skills and ways of raising crops and livestock that are being lost in the age of agribusiness.
A wakeup call for folks who want to keep bees without the work, stings and realities.
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.
In all that can go wrong in beekeeping, it's time to be grateful for a good season.
Some things to know about the last fall hive inspections in preparing the bees for winter.
Safely bring a new goat herd home and getting them used to you and their new surroundings.
Karen and Tony Tipsword's rehabbed 720-square-foot cabin allows them the freedom and independence to live their dream of running a campground. "Being happy does not mean a large home filled with things," Karen says.
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.