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Tales of stunning sunsets, happy sheep, and peace and quiet on a 10-acre farm in Northeastern Kansas.

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Divinity & Thumbprint Cookies – Blogmas Day 22

I've been busy making candy, kumquat pies, and cookies like crazy for the neighbors and coworkers. (I'm also behind on blogmas as I'm sure you've noticed!) I've never made divinity before, much less remember ever consuming any, so I have... Continue Reading →

Bees: Fall Feeding Time

I hadn't fed my new swarm in a couple of weeks, so I cracked open the top honey supers to take a look. They'd drained their feed trough long before. So, I added more 2:1 syrup and a pollen patty cake. Meanwhile, I peeked in to see what they have been up to...

The Day The Bees Came

I had just gotten home (week ago Saturday) and was checking over my garden, picking a few items, and on the way out I noticed - the Swarm! It was a nice size swarm and so we set about trying to encourage them to stay by moving them into the empty hive about 150 feet away.

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