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Continuing Our Bee Adventures

I've already shared a little about our bees and catching a swarm. so this is a kind of update but a lot has changed since the season started. We have now collected a second swarm and we are experimenting with three different kinds of hives. I thought I would journal some of our learning curves. 

As far as our other hives are concerned we have had a lot to think…

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Added by Katherine on December 7, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Growing Rabbits for Meat





Growing rabbits for meat is a very productive enterprise. When our children were small we lived in a small town, on a small property and we decided to experiment with growing NZ White rabbits for meat. It was a great way to put meat on the table for a…

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Added by Katherine on October 21, 2011 at 8:00pm — 12 Comments

Collecting Our First Swarm of Bees



We started off with two langstroth hives. That is what the beekeepers say to do. You can monitor the hives and compare them and you soon know if one is doing better than the other. We were late gettting going into the season last year and bought the hives and nucs middle of October. At the end of the season we were please with the 20-30 kilos of honey, even if we had…

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Added by Katherine on October 5, 2011 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Think About This - Grow Things You Like to Eat

So many books and so many different ideas. I try to read the books for information that is sensible. I love organic books, permaculture books etc, but the truth is I haven't got the time or energy to worry about the cycles of the moon or burying things into the ground I just want to grow fruit and vegetables. Whether or not there is a scientific base to half of what I have read over the years I don't know... There is a vast array of ideas and concepts in books, some more scientific that…

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Added by Katherine on September 30, 2011 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

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