How to catch a turkey and modify a Top Bar Hive  

We've been getting ready for a new shipment of bees by doing some top bar hive modifications

Anna is starting a new virtual homesteading book club and the newly formed group voted on Henry David Thoreau's Walden for their first group discussion. There's still plenty of time for new members and we'd love to hear your thoughts on this American classic.

One of our roosters is beating up on two of our hens and the things we've tried so far don't seem to be working. Any advice from folks who have had this problem in the past would be greatly appreciated.

A post titled Homestead Healthcare generated a lively back and forth discussion with several of our readers.

2012 is going to be the year we branch out and try some new gourmet potato varieties. It was a tough choice, but we narrowed down this years potato experiment into a group of 4 different tubers that include Carola, Cracked Butterball, Desiree, and Rose Finn Apple Fingerling.

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Oct. 21-22, 2017
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