Month: July 2014

Hive Inspection & Correction

Keeping bees continues fascinate us, as our most recent trip to the hives proved.  We have been working to correct a “laying worker” situation and had to see how the bees were handling it. During our previous inspection (a few…

Buddy Burner Camp Stove

This may very well be the ultimate summer project for our kids — a homemade personal camp stove!  The materials for this project are pretty easy to come by (cheap or free) and it’s easy enough for older kids to…

Garden Update & Pulling Suckers

It’s mid-July 2014 and we are off to a great start with our garden!  Our indoor seed starting went very well and we were fortunate to not experience frost damage in May or June.  The weather can be unpredictable in…

Doggy Popsicles

I don’t know anybody who doesn’t like a nice, cool treat to help beat the heat of the summer.  Dogs are no exception!  Our dog, Ember, loves to munch on plain ice cubes, and she likes any kind of meat,…

2 Ingredient Cake

What could be easier than a two-ingredient cake??  Hardly anything, I say!  I got this neat idea from GardenFork, a video blog that has LOTS of really cool videos.  Go check them out sometime.  (www.GardenFork.tv) Okay, so technically this cake…