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About Silver Spring Farm

I am a beekeeper and organic gardener who is in the process of turning my renovated foreclosure property into a working farm. My etsy shop is located at where you can buy honey, lip balm, creams, soaps and other cool stuff. Bee happy!

More Snow. (Wordless Wednesday.)

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The Darkness.

When I was a kid, I remembering it getting pretty dark at night. Dark enough for my sleepover friends and I to sneak out of the house and walk around in the middle of the night – as long as … Continue reading

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Winter Views (Nearly Wordless Wednesday).

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I now belong to a chicken coalition. Three of us flocked together, put all out seed money into one cup, and placed a big order for day-old chicks. We purchased Buff Orpingtons, a great dual-purpose, heavy breed that does well … Continue reading

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Quotable Sunday. Where Health Care Should Begin.

“Our primary health care should begin on the farm and in our hearts, and not in some laboratory of the biotech and pharmaceutical companies.” ― Gary Hopkins

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The Wood Stove. (Pioneer Woman)

In the 6th through 9th grades, I belonged to a scouting organization called Pioneer Girls. I still remember the theme song: Pioneers who crossed the prairies In the days of wagon trains Pressing on with strength of purpose Scaled the … Continue reading

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Friday Poetry 2.

Excerpt from “Bee-Master,” by Victoria Sackville-West Forget not bees in winter, though they sleep. For winter’s big with summer in her womb, And when you plant your rose-trees, plant them deep, Having regard to bushes all aflame, And see the … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Farm.

Hello again, all. I know… I know… It has been far too long since I’ve posted here, and yes, I acknowledge that it’s all my fault. Some things had to give, and sadly this was one of them. But I’m … Continue reading

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Cleaning Out the Hayloft.

I can do a lot of stuff on my own. A lot. I didn’t get to where I am today by depending upon others for help. All through school, I would beg and cajole my teachers until they would let … Continue reading

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