Michele S.

Bay-BEE it’s cold outside!

As any beekeeper will tell you, winter is a scary time for our buzzers. After inspecting your hives every few weeks for the last nine months, you basically enter into this cold, dark season of not really knowing what's going... Continue Reading →

It’s Fall Y’all! Prost!!

Prost! Slainte! Saluti! Cheers!! However you choose to raise your glass, there's nothing quite like the opportunity the month of October provides to sit back, gather with friends, and celebrate the onset of fall.  It helps, of course, that a... Continue Reading →

T’is the Season to Pick Holly

Wait, that's not right.  Those aren't holly berries at all, but are actually rose hips.  But regardless, it IS a season of picking if you're anything like me and like to add a bit of greenery to your home during... Continue Reading →

Love, Loss, and Dogs

Like many of you, I went through more than my typical tally of tissues while watching the episode “Faith”. While absolutely gut-wrenching for the Fraser family, I have a feeling that this episode struck some of us a bit more personally than other episodes because like our heroine, we’ve also experienced miscarriage.

Packing Pints of Pickled Peppers

If you've ever wondered if it's possible to grow and preserve your own food in nothing more than an unsealed glass jar, the answer is YES.

“Plahhhnt Poh-Tay-Toes”

Perfectly baked with a bit of butter, accompanied by sprinkles of salt and just a bit of brown sugar

Bees, Please

There's something a bit daunting about planning to transport 10,000 bees in your car. Being the novices that we are, we decided the trunk of the Honda Civic seemed like the safest bet. After all, we can't really ask the kids, "Here, hold this."

Yes, I’ve waxed it. And, yes. It hurts.

If you're wondering whether or not you have the nerve to do a little DIY honeypot maintenance, read here! (and fyi, this has nothing to do with bees.)

Through a Glass, Darkly – My Muddled Review

Nope. Deal breaker, Randall. You're officially an ASS.

Let’s Drink Whiskey!!

Hallelujah, the end is nigh!!! The end of the wait for Season 2, that is. And I believe that the PERFECT way to enjoy the new season is to have a glass of your favorite whiskey (or whisky) in hand.

Stitches in Time – a Tribute to Collarbones

"this knowledge of history and culture can only truly be passed on if there is an audience willing to hear it. And I am quite frankly completely humbled by that realization."

Stitches in Time

In the interest of minimizing destruction of buttons delicately made of thin bone, horn, or metal in the stirring/mashing/boiling laundering process, people made buttons with thread. You read that right… thread.

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