Monthly Archives: May 2013

Carpe diem: Monday’s Musings

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phineas & ferb

It may seem juvenile, but I don’t care–I am a huge fan of Disney’s Phineas & Ferb. I think even if I weren’t a mother the show would appeal to me with it’s free promotion of creativity and optimism, not to mention the fact that every episode has at least one song. I love musicals–it’s a guilty indulgence of mine… Read more »

What is sustainable living?

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You hear it everywhere these days–businesses and families alike are striving to lead a more sustainable existence.  I’ve mentioned it many times myself in various posts─but what is sustainable living really? Surprisingly enough─a Google search does not produce many results to define sustainable living.  From what I found I was able to ascertain that sustainable living is a lifestyle that… Read more »

Farm-site progress report

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It’s long process when you’re building your farm from the ground up. I knew this when we chose this route–we could have bought an established homestead with less hassle that would have given us a jump on our farming ambitions. But with land in the family that we are historically tied to, leaving Burns Road just was not an option. … Read more »

Monday’s Musings: On appreciating nature

wasp

Monday’s Musings is a new weekly theme I’m working to establish here on the blog (along with Sustainable Saturday–so be looking for that). I have a hard time posting regularly, mainly due to the fact that my life is generally hectic and sometimes unpredictable, what with garden, apiary, household up-keep, child-rearing and homeschooling to tend to–along with my responsibilities as… Read more »

Splits & nuc-making workshop postponed

After much deliberation and a trip to the Medicine Hill apiary, I’ve decided to push the date of our Splits & Nuc-Making Workshop off until the 26th of May–next Sunday.  The time will remain the same. The weather forecast is calling for cooler temperatures tomorrow, not ideal for extensively pulling apart hives to make the nucleus colonies.  Also, a quick… Read more »

Home gardeners beware of pesticides in potting soils & nursery plants

This past Tuesday at the monthly meeting of the Somerset Beekeepers, we hosted Gary Fish from the Maine Board of Pesticide Control to talk with us about “Pesticides and Pollinators”.  We are a small group, so I’m always grateful that any knowledgeable speaker should come to Skowhegan to share their knowledge with us, and I know that our beekeepers are… Read more »

1st beehive moved to the new farm-site!

It was a family affair yesterday morning as we moved the first of our hives to what will soon be the new home of the Runamuk farm.  Currently we have a total of 6 hives.  4 reside at Medicine Hill, an organic farm in Starks–just 6 miles away, and 2 have been happily situated in our backyard here at the… Read more »

Splits & nuc-making workshop at the Runamuk Apiary

I am excited to announce that Runamuk will be hosting it’s first-ever workshop! Sunday, May 19th 11am – 3pm Splits & Nuc-Making Workshop This Sunday I will be leading local beekeepers to the Runamuk apiary at Medicine Hill for a workshop on how to make splits and nucleus colonies (otherwise known as “Nucs”).  My only regret is that the workshop… Read more »