Monthly Archives: October, 2013

Mason Bee Post #3

Cleaning the Mason Bees Post #3 Today was the day to clean out the mason bee house, harvest the cocoons, and put them in the little storage container in the fridge after making sure they were clean and mite free.  This was by far the most fun and rewarding part of the mason bee experience
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Potato Experiment Post #2

Potato Experiment Post #2 The results are in!  How did the potatoes I planted in the straw turn out compared with the potatoes that were planted on the dirt with straw over them? Well, had I set the straw potatoes earlier on in the spring, I probably would have gotten a better crop.  I must
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Growing Medicinal Plants

Growing Medicinal Plants One of my biggest regrets as a backyard farmer is that I didn’t start learning about medicinal plants until this year, 13 years after I bought this property.   It’s never too late to learn, however, so I’ll be dedicating a lot more of my time to this new area of learning from
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A Bee Happy Garden

Creating a Bee Happy Garden  A priority for me this year was to grow more plants and flowers that would attract bees to my garden, not only for pollination, but also to provide a safe sanctuary where bees could gather nectar and pollen in an environment that didn’t have any toxins in it.   I think
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