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Bee House in the Bee Friendly Garden l Tips on creating a bee friendly garden plus a book review l Homestead Lady (.com)

Bee House in The Bee Friendly Garden

Bee House in the Bee Friendly Garden l Tips on creating a bee friendly garden plus a book review l Homestead Lady (.com)Have you heard reports about the dangers our honey bees face these days?  Have you also heard that they pollinate an estimated 70 percent of the world’s plants, including many food crops?  Maybe it’s time you and I did our part and thought of ourselves as nice hosts for the pollinators.  We do this by providing them with a food source (flowers), something to drink (simple dish of water) and a bee house, of course!  Here’s how we made our own bee house for nesting bees and have plans for our very own pollinator garden this year.  The book that’s helping us do both?  The Bee Friendly Garden, by Frey and LeBuhn. Continue reading “Bee House in The Bee Friendly Garden”

Garden Quick Tip Start a Butterfly Garden now with Butterfly Bush or Buddleia l Homestead Lady

Garden Quick Tip: Start a Butterfly Garden with Butterfly Bush

Garden Quick Tip Start a Butterfly Garden now with Butterfly Bush or Buddleia l Homestead LadyWant to start a butterfly garden to attract beneficial bugs and pollinators to your yard?  Want an easy plant to start with?  How about Buddleia or Butterfly Bush?  Here’s our garden quick tip for this month – short and sweet and easy to swallow in a few minutes.  Continue reading “Garden Quick Tip: Start a Butterfly Garden with Butterfly Bush”

The Cook's Herb Garden Book Review l Calling all herb nerds who need another great book! l Homestead Lady (.com)

Book Review The Cook’s Herb Garden

The Cook's Herb Garden Book Review l Calling all herb nerds who need another great book! l Homestead Lady (.com)Here’s herb girl doing another book review on an herb book – shocker!  Read on for our book review of The Cook’s Herb Garden, by Cox and Moine!  It was a small, no-nonsense book that covered it’s topic well and, of course, had lovely graphics (a must for me) and simple information on herbs any cook might use in their kitchen. Continue reading “Book Review The Cook’s Herb Garden”

How to process raw honey with an extractor

How to process raw honey with an extractor l Homestead LadyThe first-first thing I want to say is, read the directions to learn how to process raw honey with an extractor.  It’s such a basic step and one I too often neglect in my zeal to try a new thing!  We’ve processed quite a bit of honey over the years but this was our first time using a honey extractor and, may I just say, hallelujah!  Can I get an amen?!!  Here it is, how to process raw honey with an extractor… Continue reading “How to process raw honey with an extractor”