Fire and Desire

** I have been attempting to persuade my incredibly talented friend to set up a blog for some time now.  He is an amazing poet – his pieces are expressive and thought-provoking and deserve to be read/heard.  He made me a deal… If I were to post one of his poems on my blog and he received ‘any … More Fire and Desire

Oh Hap-BEE day!

What an amazing experience this afternoon! Today I had the pleasure of capturing and hiving my very first swarm of bees!  This couldn’t have come at a better time: on last inspection of H1, I had finally succumbed to the notion that they were in fact Queenless, and I was going to have to do another split.  … More Oh Hap-BEE day!

The Name Game

I feel like this blog is making a liar out of me.  I post about our 19 chickens… all but nine of them are slaughtered.  We buy four more…. now we have a baker’s dozen.  I never wrote about that.  I wrote about my bees and how I accomplished a split that didn’t go as … More The Name Game

Drone Genocide

I apologize for the back-to-back bee posts, but it is that time of year!  So bee patient… I promise I will throw a bit more variety into the mix, next post. If you can recall, I did a split of H1 last month.  If you can’t recall, here is the link to –> Split – 21 … More Drone Genocide

Bean-ache Begone!

I guess I should first explain what a “bean” is, so you thoroughly understand what a “bean-ache” is.  Between my husband’s prior service in the Marine Corps and my mama’s Creole heritage, our family has a language all of our own. Ink sticks, are pens.  Calling one of the kids “booby” or “little willy” is … More Bean-ache Begone!