Category Archives: Homesteading

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.

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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

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Homesteading Journey: Thank You for 2015

My Homesteading Journey:
Growth in 2015

My online life is what you see here. This blog, my social media accounts and my homesteading journey documented on YouTube. All of this is nothing without you! Yes, right out of the gate I want to thank you for sharing this time with me. YOU have been the backbone of my success online. Continue reading Homesteading Journey: Thank You for 2015

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How To Make Fermented Hot Sauce

Homemade Fermented Hot Sauce

This experiment in fermentation was fun. Last night I had hot sauce on my dinner. I kept thinking “Will this make me sick?”. We are so brain washed by our culture to believe if it doesn’t come out of a plastic wrapper then it is bad. I’m working on clearing my brain of this kind of thinking, but it lingers. … and no, I did not get sick. It just tasted yummy. Continue reading How To Make Fermented Hot Sauce

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Incubating Duck Eggs: Lemon Drop’s Amazing Story

Incubating Duck Eggs: Bad News in the Incubator

Out of our experience trying to incubate duck eggs comes the story of Lemon Drop the Duck. The incubation story is a bit sad, but Lemon Drop’s story is one full of miracles and joy.

Inside we had the incubator running trying to hatch out twenty-five duck eggs. Six were determined infertile within a few days. This left nineteen to hatch. When we candled the eggs we could see some growth. It was very exciting to see the progress of nineteen little ducklings in the eggs. This is where our excitement ends for this batch of eggs. The short version of this story is that none of the duck eggs hatched. We don’t know why. Continue reading Incubating Duck Eggs: Lemon Drop’s Amazing Story

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