Monthly Archives: March 2011

Bee Deliveries Delayed!

    The weather in Chico, California has been cold and rainy for the past  three weeks.   This has caused poor queen rearing conditions.  Many of the queen and package bee suppliers in California  are having the same problems.  Because of this, our bee … Continue reading

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Minnesota “Spring” Photos.

 It’s hard to believe that our potatoes were planted this time last year.  We went from muddy for a couple of weeks, thawing and some water draining to frozen mud chunks, icy mini-ponds and more snow.  I almost bit my … Continue reading

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Bee Prepared Now For Spring

  The above photo is of our hives that Fred spent many hours this past winter working on and getting them ready for our new bees this spring.  It does take time and much planning to get things ready.  We … Continue reading

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Butter Making, Fresh From Our Own Cows

With a couple of cows giving more milk than we need right now we have been making butter every couple of days and a four gallon pot of mozzarella cheese every day.  We use  the skimmed milk for the mozzarella, shred, … Continue reading

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Marisa Checking Our Bees!

Yesterday we headed out to the garden/orchard to check on the bees.  There were only a couple of bees spotted out side of the boxes and we could see guard bees at the hive entrances.  They were pretty calm when … Continue reading

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Chocolate Honey Dip

  Hershey Chocolate Honey Dip This is a fast and delicious recipe I make when the kids are craving something sweet and I don’t want them to have too much sugar! 🙂  Be creative, here’s a few things we use it for … Continue reading

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One Last Feast before Lent!

   It only happens once a year, the day before Lent.  The only day we allow so many sweets and food all at once.  This year, on what some call Fat Tuesday, was no exception.  Our son-in-law is always looking … Continue reading

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