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Beekeeping Basics – Hive & Home

Beekeeping Basics – Hive & Home

Once you've checked your allergies, checked your codes and checked your motives, the next step in your beekeeping journey is to start making some serious plans to set yourself and your bees up for the greatest success possible.   Before we get into the details about your bees hive and home, I'd like to encourage you to research beekeeping groups…
Urban Gardening – The Basics

Urban Gardening – The Basics

If you'd asked me a decade ago if I'd be writing a post on urban gardening I might have laughed out loud, and yet here I am now.  Who knew? Growing up, my mom always had a tomato plant or a few carrots or herbs growing in some patch of soil.  She had the greenest thumb and could really make…
Beekeeping Basics – 3 Things to Think About Before You Get Started

Beekeeping Basics – 3 Things to Think About Before You Get Started

We all know by now that bees are key to our survival on this planet.  Their benefits to us far outweigh ours to them and it seems as though lots of people are thinking about and talking about beekeeping in the sense of "getting a few bees" for their backyards in an effort to "help" them through the madness we've…
Candied Lemon Peels +

Candied Lemon Peels +

Candied lemon peels is not something I remember eating a as child nor is it something I've thought about making for years. I do remember eating those jellied "lemon" wedges from the candy store as a kid, but my guess is that very few of the ingredients has anything to do with real life lemons. You know, artificial coloring, flavoring,…
Grow Light Stand – Specs

Grow Light Stand – Specs

When I originally wrote about our brand new grow light stand a couple of years ago, we were such Newbies at this whole Urban Farming thing that I didn't even think to give you some specifics! I was just really, really excited about the stand in general!  So after a few years of starting seeds in our laundry room and…
Meyer Lemon Recipe Extravaganza

Meyer Lemon Recipe Extravaganza

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you will have seen that I received a very exciting package in the mail last week! It came at the end of a very long day and I was not feeling so hot. We were expecting several packages containing items for Sprout, so when I saw three packages on the doorstep, I…
The Worlds Most Perfect Hot Toddy

The Worlds Most Perfect Hot Toddy

Every once in a while, a lady just wants a good, hot, adult beverage! And what better way to appease her than with an absolutely delicious Hot Toddy? Well, I'll tell you...How about a Hot Toddy using whiskey that has been infused with apples and cinnamon? Oh yeah... A couple of months ago I came across this recipe for Apple…