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Whales, fishing boats, ferries, folk art and other gems. All in my own ‘neck’ of the woods.

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Sometimes you don’t have to go far to find new places. We took a road trip around our own ‘neck’ of the woods and found folk art, fishing boats and other gems. Continue reading

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The Flower Moon of May

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The Flower Moon of May. This months newsletter from Blueberry Hills Farm. Continue reading

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How to know when to plant.

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Using signs from nature to know when to plant vegetables. Known as phenological gardening. Continue reading

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5 things anyone can do to help save the bees.

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Our honey bees need help. Here’s a list of 5 things that anyone can do to help them. If you can’t do them all, just choose one and start today. The bees will thank you for it. Continue reading

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How to use the changeable weather to make maple syrup quicker.

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The maple syrup season has been intermittent this year, but I’ve learned that’s not necessarily a bad thing… 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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