Make Kombucha – A How To Guide

How To Make Kombucha

Kombucha. You’ve heard the homestead folks and natural-living folks raving about it. You tried it. You love it, but you don’t love the price tag and you want to make kombucha at home. I’m right there with you! With bottles of commercial kombucha coming in at four or more dollars each, we’d have to tweak the grocery budget a bit to keep the big Daddykirbs family supplied with this fun, fizzy beverage. Continue reading Make Kombucha – A How To Guide

YouTube Live!

Perhaps you’ve noticed already. Or maybe life is too crazy and I haven’t been loud enough (trust me, I get it). Daddykirbs is going YouTube LIVE every Saturday morning at 9 (Central)! Yep, I was a nervous wreck the first few times I went live but I think I’m getting more comfortable with it.

Here’s the YouTube LIVE playlist for all the episodes so far. Continue reading YouTube Live!

Growth, Opportunity and Love

Growth – Opportunity – Love

Hi, I’m Blake. You may have forgotten me due to the fact that I haven’t posted here in almost 9 months.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been active but just not here on the blog. My YouTube channel has grown quite a bit in the last 9 months. Other platforms like Facebook, Instagram, G+ Collections and Tumblr have all shown amazing signs of growth as well. Growth, Opportunity and Love are all around me.

I have even started a family over on Patreon.  Yes, I’m calling them a Continue reading Growth, Opportunity and Love

Honey Bees: Beekeeping 2016 Season

Honey Bees on the Farm

The 2016 Beekeeping season is officially started on the Daddykirbs Farm! The Golden Son Beekeeper and I made a drive about 3.5 hours north of us to meet a beekeeper friend to get honey bees in nuc hives. He was very kind to prepare 4 nucs for us out of his own apiary.

Nucs, or nucleus colonies, are small honey bee colonies created from larger colonies. The term refers both to the smaller size box and the colony of honeybees within it. The name is derived from the fact that a nuc hive is centered on a queen, the nucleus of the honey bee colony.

Continue reading Honey Bees: Beekeeping 2016 Season

Grow Asparagus: Put it to bed for Winter

Grow Asparagus

You love Asparagus! You decided to grow Asparagus in your garden. Good for you. Well done.

Now what?  Well, your Asparagus is happy that you love it, but do you know how to put it to bed for the Winter? It really is simple. Follow these few simple steps to ensure a good harvest every year. Continue reading Grow Asparagus: Put it to bed for Winter

Hi! I'm Blake. Online I go by "Daddykirbs". My farm and blog is a place to learn about my journey with Permaculture, Homesteading, Gardening and more. Thanks for visiting!