Category Archives: gardening-organic biodynamic natural

The Chicken Hutch

We live in the surburbs, on a river, on several acres of pecans, pines and salt bush. In this world of well-groomed lawns and tidy little boat docks, ours is a wild heaven. Fairies and devas collect here and plant … Continue reading

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Honey for Seasonal Allergies

There’s a lot of talk about using honey for seasonal allergies and I’m here to tell you that it’s working for me. The bees may be able to help you very specifically with allergies to local pollens. If you’re allergic … Continue reading

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A House Built of Straw

We were spending a good deal of time wondering how to keep the sheep out of the rain this winter, not having a shelter in place already. In typical me fashion, I dreamed this. Yes, like in my sleep. Mark … Continue reading

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Garden Update, mid-June

What used to look like this: Has now become this: Amazing what a few weeks can change, isn’t it? Our vegetable garden is small this year because we will be gone for several weeks. (Note to potential thieves, our housesitter … Continue reading

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Trapping a Hive

Mark has gone from zero to bee-man in just a few months. He reads and googles and you tubes constantly in his quest for beekeeping knowledge. He has, apparently, learned how to trap a hive. In fact, luck was with … Continue reading

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Suburban Homestead Update

It’s Spring and we’ve been busy doing the obvious springtime things: tilling; amending; spreading compost; mulching; planting; getting bees. Getting bees? Yes! Mark has been a busy bee himself and totally obsessed with bees and, to be honest, bigfoot. Bigfoot … Continue reading

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Baaaah…Buzzz…Zzzzzz

Most days the most difficult thing I do is to wake up and get out of bed. Most people hate the sound of the alarm clock, the thought of a boring or stressful job, or something about what they look … Continue reading

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