How we Keep Deer Flies and Horse flies from biting – NO Chemicals

Building our farm has brought many unexpected challenges. It's been dirty, difficult, dangerous and expensive. It's easy to idealize the quaint little old fashioned farm - chickens roaming, bees humming, apples drooping - but there's another side to that story: For the last five years we've had an ongoing battle with 3 monsters. Poison ivy, … Continue reading How we Keep Deer Flies and Horse flies from biting – NO Chemicals

Staghorn Sumac – A blessing to bees and humans

Staghorn Sumac and smooth sumac are hiding in plain sight! They are amazing plants for pollinators and overlooked by almost everyone! Smooth Sumac and Staghorn Sumac are common "roadside" plants in North America. They are pioneer plants and quickly spread by rhizomes to colonize erosion prone areas. They are unique looking shrubs, grow without maintenance, … Continue reading Staghorn Sumac – A blessing to bees and humans