Farm animals work hard and are exposed to all the elements. We are constantly dealing with viruses, parasites, infections, and wounds. Over the past few months, all of our outdoor cats have required de-worming and that got us thinking about more natural remedies. Cats and dogs are completely different. In general, a dog can eat … Continue reading Plant based food supplements to naturally control fleas on dogs and cats
Want to grow and dry your own herbs? Have you tried it and wound up with a moldy mess? Don't worry - it's easy and takes less than 5 minutes to dry herbs in your own home, with tools you already own! Because we regularly harvest plant material from our native prairie, we have a … Continue reading How to dry catnip, oregano, basil, and other leafy herbs
Before embarking on our journey to beekeeping, we did a lot of research. We attended meetings, met with mentors, read scientific studies, and devoured book after book. When it came time to pick up our bees, we felt quite prepared. And we knew exactly what to do! Our goal was to raise healthy honey bees. … Continue reading The SECRET to healthy Honey Bees!
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
Varroa mites can decimate your honey bee colony. They weaken the bees, decrease lifespan, and lead to high viral loads. What can be done? Every major honey bee organization recommends taking regular mite counts to assess the health of your colony. An increasing mite load can spell disaster for your hive - increasing disease and … Continue reading What if you are Doing Mite Counts Wrong?