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
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?
Black walnuts are native to the United States and grow in almost every climate/soil type. They produce edible nuts that drop in the fall. The exact time is a matter of weather. Last year, they fell in October. This year, the trees started turning yellow in late August, though it was unseasonably cool toward the … Continue reading Black Walnut trees – gathering, cracking and eating!