Tag Archives: self sufficiency

Things that sting (getting started in bee keeping Ukranian style)

My ‘Ukranian’ bee-keeping finally worked. Put an empty hive with some honeycomb above a queen excluder and full framed brood box in open space in woods at start of summer. Now have active healthy colony.   At the end of … Continue reading

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The case for working with your hands NYT

Check out this Country Living Link Reminds me of the (rather woolly) 70’s philosophical mainstay – “Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance” and not just because that is the authors thing. It seemsĀ  what is really under discussion is … Continue reading

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The Joys of Septic Tanks

When we first moved in over two decades ago, we could not locate the septic tank, a hunt through a jungle of brambles in search of sleeping beauty eventually found a stinking bog where foul waste from the ablutions of … Continue reading

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