Beekeeping, Free lessons and printables, Gardening, homeschooling

Share the Buzz, A free lesson guide about honeybees

Why just teach your children about honeybees when you could do something together to help save them? This lesson goes beyond “just” planting another pollinator garden by focusing on planting flowers which bloom when bees need them most, providing the maximum benefit for limited space. Children learn best by doing. And by having someone to inspire their curiosity, encourage them…

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humor, Rural life

A day in the life of a wannabe farmer

Recently, leaving the city for a more “sustainable” life on a hobby farm seems to be all the rage. Now, I love our life out here, but I thought I’d provide a little snapshot of life with animals. Both for those considering making the jump into the homesteading movement and for those who are more the armchair dreamer type. Because…

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Gardening, Rural life

Round about the farm

So this is a bit of a hobby farm. In that we have a lot of animals and plants most people would consider crops, even if they don’t produce anything. These are a few of the main characters. You can tell because we took enough pictures of them that a few of them actually turned out! This is Candy, our…

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humor, Rural life

Livestock will keep you humble

There’s nothing quite like livestock to keep you humble. I say that because we have these two steer. Calves, really. I mean, they’re almost a year old, but even their mothers get mistaken for calves by the cattle people around here because they’re not Angus or Hereford or Simental. They’re Dexters. And they top out at about 41 inches and…

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Rural life

My dog was hit by a car

I was sitting at the computer, nursing, surfing facebook. “There’s someone here!” the children shouted. I looked up to see our neighbor at the door. I knew it couldn’t be good. Not many people just drop in, but especially not this late in the evening. I didn’t really have time to think, though, because the door was already open. “I…

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Rural life

The joy and the heartache of new life on the homestead

I have my camera back. So I thought it was about time to share some pictures of our little adventure out here. Especially since guinea keets are about the cutest thing there is when they’re newly hatched. And it is particularly nice because this is a mama that disappeared about a month ago returning to the flock to show off…

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