Grocery stores only stock a small glimpse of the variety of food on this planet. What are you missing? Nothing beats homegrown, local produce. Strawberries are meant to be eaten straight from the field; still warm from the sun. The best pineapple is found in Hawaii, the best avocados in Mexico, the best oranges.... You … Continue reading The Best Wild Edibles & Rare Fruits for Cold Climates
Spotted Bee Balm - a wonder to behold and rarely found outside of sand prairies. It's a very unique plant; as tough as it is beautiful. Our spotted bee balm came from seed and was one of the first plants to arrive in our restored native prairie. In the sand plains, spotted bee balm reaches … Continue reading Spotted Bee Balm – Good for bees, medicinal, beautiful
Did your honey bees die? What's next? Do you start over? Can you find out what went wrong? Was it all your fault? Read on to find out how we coped with the loss of our first colony. Keeping bees is like keeping sunbeams. They are amazing, beautiful, and fleeting. They are also, mostly, out … Continue reading What do you do When Your Honey Bees Die?
When it comes to beekeeping, two is better than one. Or is it? Does it ever make sense to have only one colony? Attend any bee club meeting or read any honey bee books, and you'll come across the recommendation to start with at least 2 hives. There are solid reasons for this advice! Two … Continue reading Does it Make Sense to Start with Only ONE Honey Bee Colony?
Restoring our native prairie has been one of the most exhausting and frustrating experiences. Read on to see what's happened in the past 3 years and where we are headed next. We chose to restore the 12 acres of tilled field to native prairie in order to restore the land. Our farm has been cropped … Continue reading Native Prairie Restoration Years 1-3