August 9, 2013
To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow ~Audrey Hepburn It’s been a very strange growing year on Cape Cod. We had a chilly spring. June brought us copious amounts of rain and the warmer summer temperatures did not really arrive until July. The garden has been confused. We seem to be harvesting later…

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August 7, 2013
The Carolina Wrens were back this year to make their nest in the window box outside the kitchen window. As a surprise another couple, maybe one of last year’s babies, selected a very strange place to build a new nest. This nest was built in the window underneath the air conditioning unit in our master…

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August 4, 2013
I took a moment this week to head over to my third hive. I had not visited it in a couple of weeks. When I arrived I could not believe my eyes. I opened the hive and discovered that the population had boomed!!! The hive was crowded.  At 1 pm in the afternoon, most of…

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August 2, 2013
The last few mornings, I have smelled fall in the air.  I know it is coming.  The amount of drones in the beehives are decreasing.  The leaves on the trees are looking tired and the lawn is worn out from summer. September and school are only a month away.  Yet, one of my biggest clues…

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July 31, 2013
  This week I am sharing a lovely gardening apron that I wrote about for HGTV Gardens.  The apron was a simple easy project.  By designing it myself, I was able to make a place for everything-including using a pocket for my cell phone.  This helps me keep track of my tools that I am constantly…

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July 30, 2013
The smoker waits near the hive to be lit. It had been approximately three weeks since I had last inspected the hives on my property entirely.  It was time to go in yesterday and take a peek at the bees’ status.  The first hive I opened was Briar. Everything looked great! There were eggs, lots…

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July 26, 2013
In times when there is so much animosity, violence, sadness, mistrust, political unrest and economic woes I find it difficult to learn of new struggles somewhere in the globe everyday. I don’t like to watch the news on the television anymore. The stories that they tell are predominantly of strife. Instead on warm summer evenings,…

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July 24, 2013
Fresh dry herbs ready for bundling We have been harvesting and drying herbs here. One of my favorite things that we enjoy making are these natural mosquito repellent bundles aka Bug Bombs. The kids named them. Sage, mint and lavender all naturally repel mosquitoes. We like to gather up these herbs and tie them together.…

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July 21, 2013
Living by the sea has wonderful opportunities for families. One of my favorite things to do is to head on down to the local inlet and go crabbing.  Sometimes we only catch a few and other times, we fill an entire bucket.  The quantity never seems to matter, the fun is always there. Somehow, someone…

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July 19, 2013
Late this past May, I invested in another beehive with a friend, and placed it on my Mother’s property nearby.  Together between the two of us, we now have a total of five beehives.  We are quickly learning that there is safety in numbers!  Having more than one hive allows us to borrow from the…

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Sharing an inspired life from the New England seaside. Chickens, Bees, Gardens, Art and Yummy Goodness.