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February 2012

Homemade Kahlua

February 28, 2012

About the only way I drink coffee is with alcohol, which means two things.  #1 I don’t drink coffee everyday and #2 I’m going to figure out how to make Kahlua. On Googling “how to make Kahlua,”  there are many many many  different recipes.  After sifting through the plethora of recipes, comments and reviews I […]

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Peanut Butter ~ Homemade and pure peanuts!

February 27, 2012

Interesting my husband mentioned to me the other day he had eaten store-bought peanut butter and got indigestion.  I’ve been making my peanut butter for the last (at least) eight years.  Jeff tested the store-bought peanut butter again (he loves peanut butter and this was a jar in the kitchen at his office) and once […]

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Signs of Spring

February 15, 2012

Helleborus ‘Pink Parachutes’ is one of my favorite perennials.  Helleborus blooms in late winter or early Spring and usually when there is snow on the ground.   If you let a  Helleborus plant go to seed, it will usually create a little colony of plants within a few years. It’s  disappointing for me to think that […]

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WHY do I keep Honeybees?

February 11, 2012

A fellow beekeeper recently implied that maybe I should reconsider how I manage my hives and that maybe I caused the problem with my now dead hives and that maybe I did so in an attempt to get more  honey production out of the girls (all worker bees are female).  I felt it necessary to […]

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Kitty Condos

February 8, 2012

After writing too long of a  post this morning about my history with cats (from being extremely allergic and disliking cats through adolescence to more current times of verging on being “a crazy cat lady”),  I’ve decided to shorten it up a bit and concentrate rather on the housing we built for our kitties since […]

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Beehive DEAD …

February 2, 2012

So I hate to begin my blog and first entry with bad news,  but it does seem to be Spring in February here in the Midwest and that means our honeybees should be taking their cleansing flight. We are new to beekeeping;  this was our second winter with a hive.  Once the temperatures reach 50° […]

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