Making the Most of May Weather on the Homestead
Despite rain and sudden cold snaps, May weather is some of the best we will see on the homestead for working outside.
Baby Chicks and Cold Weather
Our chicks are devouring their food, gulping their water, and doubling in size after the first week. In another 19 weeks, they'll be laying eggs.
Weird Weather Brings Beekeeping Challenges
The bees are keeping my buzzing as I real with queenless hives, new splits, a lack of nectar and strange weather patterns.
Bad Bee News in a Busy Week
Spring is usually a time of rebirth and young animals, but winter wasn't done with us. The recent cold snap caused death and destruction.
Winter Returns; Good News Seems Scarce
We were enjoying spring when this wintry blast reminded us that there are still tough times ahead of us. At least we know spring will return.
Making Sure my Bees are Prepped for Spring
The world may be heading towards war, but we still need to inspect the bees, feed the chickens, plan the garden and get ready for spring.
Make this the Year You Garden
With the way the world looks today, there has never been a better time to plant a garden. If the SHTF, you will value every calorie you produce.
No Blizzard for us! More Time for Chores
While bad weather seems to have cut a swatch from California to Minnesota, we escaped and the bees and I both used the time productively.
My Bees Make an Early Winter Comeback
Our bees are off to a strong start thanks to warm weather. That could be good or it could be bad, but it definitely requires management.
Two years of Homesteading Lessons
We've been homesteading for two years now. We've made some mistakes and learned some lessons that might help you in the future.