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Keeping Bees Through Winter

by: EJ on 01/03/2017

Christy Hemenway's new book, Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping: Next Steps for the Thinking Beekeeper  came off press just before the holidays.  In it, Christy Hemenway helps the top bar beekeeper focus on supporting the honeybees' natural systems through their second year and beyond.  In this excerpt from Chapter 5,  "Honey--Sweetness and Light = …

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Candelight, Comfort and Food - Hosting during the Holiday

by: Sara on 12/10/2016

Enjoying quality time with friends and family over the holidays is the true essence of the season for many of us...but when you are the host? Well, I don't know about you but I for one turning into a two headed monster trying to make everything just right...which really with 25 people in 650 sq feet...who cares how clean the floor is...no one can …

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Comfort Food for Colds Days

by: Sara on 12/08/2016
Posted in: Community , Cooking , Food , Gardening
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Getting in the Holiday Spirit....with well...spirits

by: Sara on 12/08/2016

Okay, maybe the title could be a bit confusing. Spirits? Like, ghosts? While that would certainly be an interesting topic, I think the closest I’d like to get to actual ghosts this holiday season is an evening on the couch watching Scrooge...with a spirit in hand!

I’m sure many of us have a relative that may imbibe a wee bit too much during the …

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From Pubs to Permaculture

by: Sara on 12/07/2016

On this 7th day of our 12 Days of Giving sale, one of our editors, Rob West, shares his story of transitioning from "hygge" in the big city to "hygge" on the homestead. You can follow Rob's journey, including the building of his passive home, on his blog The Handcrafted Life. 

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