Sugar Sap Moon

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March is the time of the Worm Moon or the Sugar Sap Moon. Our bees have been flying and the sap is running.

The full moon of March is sometimes called the Worm Moon, marking the end of winter and new beginnings as the earth begins to warm up and creatures stir. So, it seems an appropriate time to begin a newsletter. Continue reading

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Kicking up a Storm

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While I can always find plenty to do during snowy days, pigs are prone to boredom. Continue reading

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It’s easy to grow Stevia in your own garden.

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I have tried store-bought Stevia powder in the past and found that it left a strange ‘after taste’ in the mouth, but knowing that homegrown herbs always taste far superior to store-bought, I thought home grown Stevia would be better. It is! Continue reading

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Windsor Chairs…….straight from the log.

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Here’s the story of how we ended up living in Bear River, and how John started building Windsor chairs. Continue reading

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Let Sleeping Pigs Lie.

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Learning to live with the four seasons is an integral part of homesteading and it takes a few years to know the dance and nuances of each season. Spring, summer, and fall are the busy months, while winter allows a … Continue reading

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A Son with a Different Name.

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Read more about the unconditional love that our Silver Laced Wyandotte hen has for her Rhode Island Red chick. Continue reading

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It’s Cold Out There!

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I’ve been expecting him. He’s been knocking at the door for a few weeks now, watching for someone to forget the latch. Well someone left the gate open and he came bowling in! Continue reading

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Of Cakes and Puddings

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The ritual of making christmas pudding each year has become as important for me, possibly more, than the actual eating of it. Continue reading

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The stinking rose a.k.a. garlic.

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Anything not benefiting from the addition of chocolate will probably benefit from the addition of garlic. – Culinary proverb. Just when you thought the gardening year was over and it was safe to put your tools away for winter, it’s … Continue reading

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A day trip to France

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Having lived all my life by the sea, I have an affinity with walking on the beach, so on a rare, warm November day we took off and headed for the sea. A short drive from home is a scenic … Continue reading

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