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Living with bees

Living with bees

The sweet taste of honey will soon be filling our honey pot, so living with bees works for us. Hubby spent the morning checking on the hives and after a rocky start, that included losing about 1/3 of our hive, things are looking great. Our hives are improving and look...
The battle of the Colorado potato beetle…

The battle of the Colorado potato beetle…

I am not sure how these little pesky beetles know just where to find a feast but they have found it in our potato plants! This is truly going to be a war of the wills…and hopefully I will win. In my quest to not use any pesticides this will truly be a battle of the...
What to do with an abundance of fresh cilantro?

What to do with an abundance of fresh cilantro?

Extra Cilantro I am not a fan of cilantro as my hubby is but I still can’t stand to see something go to waste, so out to the herb garden I went to pick as much fresh cilantro as I could before it started to bolt. Once cilantro starts to produce flowers its leaves lose...
Perfect Sunday morning muffin…

Perfect Sunday morning muffin…

I love Sunday’s and I really love a good hearty muffin! I am not much of a pancake and egg breakfast kinda person but give me a good muffin and I am in heaven. This morning I was determined to make a recipe that would be slightly sweet and good for you as well....
The many faces of compost

The many faces of compost

On our farm…with a nephew who works at the Zoo…a truck load of elephant compost is just what the soil doctor ordered. Our sandy soil always needs amending and I can’t make compost fast enough for our big garden. On Friday my nephew and I both had the same day off work...