Just a Spoon Full of Honey

For my husband and me, a spoon full of honey does more than just help “the medicine go down” often the honey is the medicine.  For colds and coughs we combine it with summer tinctures or it’s eaten with pineapple (Pineapples contain an enzyme called bromelain that has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the irritation at the…

No Dogs Allowed!

At its worst; losing a family member can be seem like a bottomless pit of sorrow, at it best it is a empty hollow place- either way it is an unavoidable ‘adjustment.’  Our own recent transition has been… as smooth as a thing that painful can be.  We had the benefit of knowing that it…

Ode To Honey.

After a family trip to the vet, I was overwhelmed by two polarizing emotions.  The first was payment shook at the almost five hundred dollar bill. This outrage was tempered by the knowledge that it was all the shots our four domestics should need this year (fingers crossed!) The second feeling was pride; everyone passed with…

Three Girls, One Hat.

A slideshow of the girls, with Ry’s felt hat.  We all know they had it coming.  Click on the gallery for the best experience of all the silliness our dogs have to put up with.  

A Honey of a different type (Warning: contains some graphic material)

Honey, Honey Bee, Bear, Bearington, Hon. She answers to to all of them. Our dog Honey, came to us in the month after the boy’s unexpected move cross country.  I guess technically this makes her my step-dog.  I came to be her owner when she was about 7 years old- high strung, anxious, distrusting and willful….

Long live the queen!

I have to admit I have been dreading looking in hive #2 for sometime now.  After the last inspection reveled that they were in the process of re-queening I have been very worried that I might have to combine to two hives if the attempt was not successful.  I defiantly put off inspection for a…

Off With Her Head!

The dandelions and trees are in full bloom! As much as I dislike (and my husband down right HATES) the mock cherry tree in our front yard, its blooms are the first large source of nectar in our yard.  So it gets a pass…for now. For the past week it has been buzzing loudly like…

Oh the Bee-manity!

Well… The bees did not make it through the winter.  I am not really surprised and neither are my bee mentors who have lost a few hive themselves this year. A bee can only preform cleansing flights when the outside temp is above 50 or so and this winter full of -20 degree days did no…