It may be getting colder outside, but the woodshed is fired up with activity and we're working diligently at getting ready for spring orders. Today, it was a 10-frame langstroth, with a medium super and two deep brood boxes. Tomorrow, the artwork for the sides. These days, the designs tend to follow a more Americana arts-n-crafts feel, but always with a distinct queen bee as a center piece.

Bering self-employed means finding little ways to pump-up the income streams. Building beehives and crafting cutting boards is just one way. We also sub-contract out as teachers, run three businesses from the house and look for free-lance writing opportunities. In short, all of our eggs aren't in one basket.

We're thankful for the way our lives have come together, where we can spend much more quality time together rather than scrapping at a 9-5 (or worse) schedule working for someone else for less money. This winter, expect to see more than one straight-shooting post on how it's done.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone:)


Meet our amazing hosts and see what they’ve been up to this week!

The Fall Homestead Mantel
Melissa from Little Frugal Homestead

15 Reasons You Should be Pressure Canning
Todd & Wendie from Unexplained Underfoot Objects- That's Us!

Farm Fresh Features

Each week, Wendie and I choose an article or two from the past week that we want to share as features. Though all were wonderful reads, these are the ones that really drew us in!

butcher chickens
How to Butcher a Chicken at Home
Congratulations to our Featured Bloggers this week! Be sure to check each of the hosts’ Farm Fresh Tuesdays posts to see if you were featured. Each host chooses their own features each week.

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Farm Fresh Tuesdays Blog Hop Rules:

  • Share your recipes, homesteading, homemaking, homeschooling, sustainability, and DIY posts!
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  • Check each host's hop post to see if you were featured this week! We each share our own features.
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