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My Book Has Arrived.

Fantasy has become reality. Last fall a book publisher I had (honestly) never heard of called Adams Media contacted me about writing for a project they were working on called, “Honey Crafting.” That’s right up my alley. I looked up … Continue reading

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(Nearly) Wordless Wednesday. Package Bees – A few photos

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Promises, Promises.

After two days of wind and snow, the weather prognosticators are promising us a week of 50-degree temperatures.  Part of me doesn’t want to believe them.  Another part of me desperately clings to every word they say. A week — … Continue reading

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The Hopeful Homesteader.

Here it is – another cold and windy February day has come and gone. More accurately: cold, windy, raw, rainy, dark, gloomy. The kind of cold and wind that hurts your skin. Raw, burning hands. Cold globs of rain pelting … Continue reading

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Quotable Sunday.

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, – One clover, and a bee, And revery. If bees are few, Then revery alone will do. -Emily Dickinson

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Feeding Time.

September is a month of great change in Sussex County, and also in the beehives.  The autumnal equinox served as a signal to the queen to change her egg laying habits in preparation for a generation of healthy winter bees.  … Continue reading

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The Birds.

Swallows are beautiful to watch. They fly and play and live out their lives in pairs, male and female, careening and swooping and soaring side by side.  Swallows are dancers in an aerial ballet that George Ballanchine would envy – … Continue reading

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They Drive By Night.

They Drive by Night was a lesser-known Humphry Bogart film about two guys who own a trucking business, and drive all night trying to make their deliveries, get paid, and keep their trucking business. We don’t drive trucks by night – … Continue reading

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(Nearly) Wordless Wednesday. Honey Time. Happy Independence Day!

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Friends. The Best Kind of Riches.

Bill and I went up to the farm on Sunday. Our mission: build an electric fence. Except neither of us, prior to Sunday, had even the slightest clue of how to do that. The sum total of my knowledge (being … Continue reading

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