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Kunekune Piglets are About to Hit Dirt!

Blog: Lonesome Star Farm   -   Thursday July 04, 2013   -   By Craig

Kunekune Primer Itemized list of kunekune pig's uniqueness, sustainability, and multi-purpose uses.  Craig, Lonesome Star Farm These categories below only serve to help readability since  all kunekune pigs will cross over into...

Chili powder, pure, organic, chemical free is now ...

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Thursday June 27, 2013   -   By Arlene

Chili Powder   Home Farm Herbery Chemical-Free   Pure Chili Powder We grow our chili peppers right here at Home Farm, harvest, dry, and grind them to make the best chili powder you will want to add to your favorite...

The sap is running and we are boiling!!!!!

Blog: Swiss'er Sweet Maple   -   Sunday April 07, 2013   -   By Barbara

Swiss'er Sweet Maple has over 3000 maple trees tap this spring season to bring its customers the best maple syrup from Lewis County, New York. Warm days and cool nights make the sap run up the trees. Our buckets wait for each drip. Our son Lane and his friends...

Homemade Pure Maple Syrup Part 2

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday March 29, 2013   -   By Katie

Last week I shared that we’ve been collecting maple sap for making our own maple syrup. It has been a great family-time endeavor and the first step – collecting maple sap – couldn’t be simpler. To learn how to collect your own maple sap, click here . ...

Homemade Pure Maple Syrup

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday March 15, 2013   -   By Katie

My father-in-law (hereafter lovingly referred to as “Papa”) is currently in his third year of making homemade maple syrup from his own trees. Last year he made an abundance and we’ve been blessed with as much free, pure maple syrup as our little ...

Educating the Value-Driven Consumer

Blog: 4 D Acres   -   Tuesday August 14, 2012   -   By Mike

How do you know what you are buying? How do you separate marketing hype from facts? Is price point all you consider when you are purchasing products that you gravitate to because of their health value? Emu oil, for all its positive qualities, does not...

Zombie Bees/ Parasitic Fly Linked to Colony Collap...

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Thursday January 19, 2012   -   By Marcie

Zombie Bees? Sounds like an idea for next year's Halloween costume! So now, in addition to worrying about toxic flowers and pollen caused by systemic pesticides, we have another culprit to add to the mix. Apparently, there is a parasitic fly, known as the...

Honeybee Problem Nearing Critical Mass

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Wednesday January 18, 2012   -   By Marcie

 As we all know, our honeybees are having a terrible time, and while there are many factors to consider, the one that is most critical is the use of systemic pesticides. Systemic basically means that the active insect killing agent is within the plant...

Bees in the Jam Garden

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Friday January 13, 2012   -   By Marcie

A local reporter came out here on Monday to learn about bees and honey. She's a freelance food writer for the New TImes, and also hosts her own blog, called the Jam Garden. She did a great job, and posted some video and great audio as well. And so, to find out...

A Sprig of Lavender

Blog: A Sprig of Lavender   -   Wednesday December 07, 2011   -   By Ann

A Sprig of Lavender pure and simple inspiration by Forrester Farm   Can be seen at: www.forresterfarm.com

Lifehacker Covers Local Honey and Why You Should B...

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Wednesday November 09, 2011   -   By Marcie

 This just in from my alert son-in-law, who is about to become the father of twins. It's a reprint from "Lifehacker" about why local honey is important. I couldn't have said it better myself!! You'll see that they mention Local Harvest at the...

Boiling Bees

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Friday September 16, 2011   -   By Marcie

Checked the bees....took the covers off all thirteen hives simultaneously. Not just a basic look/see, but a major breaking down and removing supers of honey, then removing the queen excluders and going right down into the bottom deep supers and looking at the...

Sigh of Relief

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Wednesday August 24, 2011   -   By Marcie

Well, we're breathing a sigh of relief here in Florida, as Irene pushes farther out to sea. There's not much you can do with your beehives when a storm threatens. I've got 13 hives out in the backyard, and my beekeeping partner-in-crime, Steve, has 700...

Honey Laundering? Keep It Clean and BUY LOCAL!!!!!...

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Tuesday August 23, 2011   -   By Marcie

This just in from China.......Laundered honey, tainted and passing through India on its way to the US, is becoming a big problem, and one the FDA seems unable to adequately handle.  Here's the link to a very informative article on the issue: ...

It's As Clear as the Nose on Your Face

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Friday July 29, 2011   -   By Marcie

About a month ago a lovely older gentlemen showed up at my front door to purchase some honey. It was for his son, who was unfortunately suffering a debilitating skin disorder located on his face.  He called up again this week. They were almost out of...

Booked! Thanks AT&T

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Wednesday July 27, 2011   -   By Marcie

In the midst of thousands of unhappy bees swirling around my head the other day, my daughter called out, "Mom, the guy from AT&T is here. He wants to go out back and check our telephone pole." "Now's not a good time!" I replied. The...

And That's Not All...

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Monday July 11, 2011   -   By Marcie

While trying to decide how to store this amazing yet fragile honeycomb, I had it hanging from the roll bar bar of my Jeep on a bungee cord. I kind of liked it there, so I wasn't in a big hurry to move it. Made me a little nervous the way that it would sway...

Busy Bees

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Wednesday June 15, 2011   -   By Marcie

The girls are settling in nicely! I love sitting and drinking my tea, looking at the far reaches of the backyard, filled with towering colonies of bees. The four hives that were already here are full... I need to schedule a day to go into those hives and...

Nine New Beehives!

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Tuesday June 14, 2011   -   By Marcie

Early this morning I heard the familiar rumble of Steve's truck as it idled outside of my bedroom window while he unlocked the gate, getting ready for some bee-time. I scrambled into my clothes and hightailed it into the yard, sandals still unbuckled. I...


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