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30 days until the calendar start of spring.

I can take it.

We tapped most of our maple buckets two weeks ago, and the garden tasks are worked out for when the snow melts away.

homesteadI've heard that scattering wildflower seeds on snow helps to jumpstart their germination, but I'm hesitant with all the birds and other critters we have in our neck of the woods. We certainly want to increase our bee yard forage, so maybe it's worth a try at least. We'll see.

Today, Wendie and I are stepping away from the homestead for a bit to have a conversation with a travel agent about our summer trip. Nothing firm yet, but I'll be sure to update you all when the details come through. 

It's warming up around here, with occasional days around the freezing point. Mud season will be along before we know it, and the first blooms of flowers and trees following shortly behind.

As a last note, I gathered my knowledge about the bee hives that we've been selling and put them online as a walk-through set of instructions in e-book form. The idea is to create a whole series of 'Homesteading How To' books in the coming months. 

If you're interested, or just want to support a fellow homesteader, you won't be disappointed  At least, I don't believe you will be-

Be well and do what makes you happy-

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The Family Homesteading and Off the Grid Blog Hop takes place every week, running from Thursday to Thursday, and welcomes homesteading, family, prepper, and off the grid bloggers from around the world to participate. 

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Last week's featured blog post is from Kathi over at the Oak Hill Homestead, with her notes and observations from a small garden. This is the first time a blogger has been featured here two weeks in a row! 

Not everything can fit in a small growing space, so Kathi shares her thoughts on best choices for productivity and purpose.

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Melissa said…
Congrats on the beehive book! I hope it is a wonderful success. I have been wanting to do an e-book - maybe this year!

Melissa | Little Frugal Homestead
Kathi said…
Thank you so much for the 2-in-a-row features! That's a record I'm really proud of!

Congratulations on the book, too. I hope it's a great success!