The Dog Ate My Chickens

An anecdote that illustrates a few of the realities of farm life and raising livestock.

December Bees

A brief update on how the bees are faring during a break in the freezing weather.

Time to Thank the Bees

In all that can go wrong in beekeeping, it's time to be grateful for a good season.

Bees of Winter

Describes the winter hive life of the honey bees.

Gaia Shrugged

Musing on how most of us believe "the end" is near for various reasons.

For the Beekeeping Newbees!

Encouragement for new beekeepers who may be confused and overwhelmed about all the conflicting advice about keeping bees.

Homesteads as Agricultural Zoos

Homesteads are keeping alive old skills and ways of raising crops and livestock that are being lost in the age of agribusiness.

Terrace Support Structure and Picking Ripe Mushrooms

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.