Why a Top Bar Hive?

For our second entry on the assembly of a top bar hive, click here. We are getting bees this spring and we have decided to go with top bar hives to keep our bees.  After a lot of research and a great talk by Christy Hemenway of The Thinking Beekeeper, it has become pretty clear … More Why a Top Bar Hive?

Geese on the Farm

Geese are a versatile addition to any homestead, but they certainly haven’t been as popular in the homestead movement as goats, chickens, pigs, or ducks.  This is mostly because people have a lot of negative associations with geese, and often a bad experience with an aggressive goose in their past.  Geese are protective but no … More Geese on the Farm