Over the last 2 decades BeeWeaver has seen change in who keeps bees, and why they keep bees. The journey of the last 20 years has not been easy for the bees but the efforts of these New Beekeepers will keep the amazing honeybee a part of our word.
How a non writer can with effort contribute in a small way. To read more on our life style go to www.brucecarolcabin.blogspot.com
Taking back birth as a family, usually though home birth, and becoming stronger as a result.
One mother shares her VBAC experience.
D Acres offers alternative economics. We are the 99&: join us.
Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote about growing up on the frontier for both her and her husband. Her book about Almanzo's childhood recalls some of his favorite foods, including "fried apples 'n' onions".
Finding a company from an advertisement in Mother Earth News and how it benefited us. .
Cam is getting burned out on technology and seeks solace in his "low tech" garden.
We finally build somthing!
C. Murray shares his experiences finding work to support his family as a child during the Great Depression.
Rachel and her husband committed to a year without groceries, and they made it! She shares her experiences in local food in this post.
Even dairy goats can have self-esteem issues...
Homesteaders become similar to the self-sustaining people in the Arctic as they spend each season preparing to have food, warmth and shelter for the entire year. It is gratifying to eat well and be comfortable because of our year-round efforts.
Remembering to look around and even under our feet can lead to some great photos.
Cam was generously offered the loan of a small backhoe and had a whale of a time getting jobs done!
Examining an community for your homestead.
Patricia Schick relates memories of her grandmother's sweet homemade pies and the simple farm fare her family served in their small homestead restaurant.
Are EV's actually being marketed, or a ruse by traditional manufacturers?
This summer Cam became a market gardener and actually got paid for something he loves to do - grow vegetables!
As a killing frost approaches we scramble to harvest what we can of summer vegetables that would shrivel and die after being glazed with an icy coat. Peppers that survive summer heat always seem to become prolific producers as the weather cools. With scads of peppers to preserve, this recipe for candied jalapenos that can be modified to use with a mixture of peppers is not only beautiful, but delicious!
Actor Carel Struycken is famous for his role as Lurch in Addams Family, as well as many other roles. He is also a big proponent of permaculture. Nyerges talks with Struycken at his Pasadena home about permaculture and sustainable farming.
Before stocking up on chocolate treats this Halloween, learn where chocolate comes from, and at what cost to the environment and cocoa farming communities. Enjoy a spooky and sustainable holiday with Rainforest Alliance's tips for a green Halloween.
How a small group of committed people can truly make a change for good.
It pays to spend time preparing your garden for winter. You can improve your soil, increase your harvest, decrease garden pests and make next spring's planting much easier.
Cam shares six important lessons that he has learned from his chickens.
Today we made sorghum here on our farm in the Ozarks. It's about the best way to spend a beautiful fall day.
The process of curing potatoes for winter storage.
This week saw the first ever honey show in London, and what a joy it was for all involved. Based at the Lancaster Hotel in London, the first hotel in the UK to put beehives on their roof, it was the perfect location for such a great event.
Read one EMT's take on the current state of home birth and emergency birthing situations.
Different noise we must adjust to living in a remote area.
Maddy Harland explains how to make light work of establishing the ground layer in a forest garden, create a wildlife habitat and control pests all at the same time.
Cam has been an Apple Mac fan since the beginning.
During the exceptional heat & drought in Texas this summer BeeWeaver worked hard to just keep hives alive... no honey, no divides.
We look for materials bargains while devising a way to pay for it all.
Patricia Schick shares some of her grandparents' life on a family chicken farm in the early 20th century.
Cornbread is an essential accompaniment to many good country meals. I think it's best when cooked at high heat in a cast iron skillet. Try out my method and let me know how you like to eat and make cornbread!
Learn from the trials and tribulations of a beginning dairy goat owner.
After only a few nights with a wood stove in the tipi, I've become happily addicted to warmth I have to work for.
How I have gone full circle from coal heat, heat pump to wood heat.
Is there such thing as a poultry pop star? If so, then I think I am one.
As we approach the celebration of Thanksgiving here in Canada, Cam reflects on what he is thankful for.
Has someone at Domino's been following my blog?
If, like many beginning beekeepers, you've been confused by how to perform an artificial swarm, watch this beekeeper training video to get a solid grasp on the concept.
Homegrown vegetables are a lesson for kids in where food comes from.
Being adopted by a deer is so different it is life changing. Can a human actually love a wild animal and can a wild animal love a human? My experience says so.
Learn from the trials and tribulations of a beginning dairy goat owner!
Are you able to face any situation that comes your way with the knowledge that you will survive the adversity? Challenge yourself to become an overcomer!
If you want to sell produce through an online farmers market, you'll want to feature mouth-watering photos of your goods. Here are some tips to show you how.
Although the concepts of fair trade, buying local and buying organic food are used to aid the economies of developing countries, these same three concepts can help our local communities become the healthy communities we can thrive in.
Virtual farmers markets make buying and selling fresh farm goods easy and can grow into a thriving business!
Some people just do not want help! The frustrations of starting a business and attempting to offer professional help to community organizations.