All Stories Tagged 'bees' (15)

At the Urban Homestead - Remembering Ruth Stout

I wanted to write a bit about mulching and this got me to thinking about Ruth Stout - anybody remember her?  She was featured prominently in Organic Gardening Magazine during the late…

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Added by Robin Day on March 26, 2015 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

At the Urban Homestead - On the Subject of Gardens

"A garden is the place millions of people go to touch the earth, to smell flowers - to use some of that fabled human brainpower in the cause of better participating with natural processes in the place they call home.  It serves as an art project, an organic produce market, a spiritual practice, a pharmacy.  It…

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Added by Robin Day on March 19, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

At the Urban Homestead - Some reflections and a recipe for a truly amazing and lovely soup

There is so much information out there about all the screwed-up things we are doing to this planet, from Monsanto to pharmaceutical companies to the effect all that is having on the planet's water and creatures and soil, that it can get defeating and overwhelming.  After reading another statistic-imbued book by…

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Added by Robin Day on March 12, 2015 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

At the Urban Homestead - Growing Your Own Fodder

Well, we got a lot of snow here in Albuquerque last weekend - as it melted it slowly percolated into the soil, watering trees, perennials and soil.  You could almost hear the "ahhhhhhh"!

Added to that, a raven checked out our yard this morning, there are baby tomato and chile plants on the rack fitted with…

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Added by Robin Day on March 5, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

At the Urban Homestead - Quick Healthy Snacks

It is always nice to have a snack or two to grab that is easy to make, healthy and good for an energy boost.  The two recipes I am including this time have been popular around our house for years, as well as with my customers when I had a food business.  No cooking required!…

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Added by Robin Day on February 26, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

At the Urban Homestead - Protecting Fruit Tree Blossoms

Inevitably around this time of year we get enough of a warming spell to make fruit tree growers nervous.  A streak of lows that are above freezing can trigger your trees to start budding, and then the also inevitable freezes can wipe out an entire crop.  Heartbreaking.  There are a few tricks we have learned that can…

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Added by Robin Day on February 19, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

At the Urban Homestead - Seeds!

Ah seeds!  This is the time of year when we get out our packets and jars of seed, take an inventory…

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Added by Robin Day on February 12, 2015 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

At the Urban Homestead: Soil

Thank you for the encouraging feedback I received about this series.  There are so many topics to share about and I am excited to have the opportunity - it's hard to know where to begin!  So in thinking about "beginning", I decided that soil is a good topic with which to start.

Whether we have a garden…

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Added by Robin Day on February 5, 2015 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

At the Urban Homestead

"Urban Homestead".  In spite of my allergy to trendy catch-phrases, I suppose that best describes what my husband Tom and I are working on - increasing our self-reliance without abandoning modern life completely.  (one thing I learned when in the 70's I tucked my Mother Earth News…

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Added by Robin Day on January 29, 2015 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: All A Buzz

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Added by Adelita on April 29, 2014 at 6:39am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Have You Ever Seen the Rain?

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Added by hettie on April 17, 2014 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

What does Albuquerque taste like?

Tasting honey from my backyard

To some it's a chili-laden hot dog from The Dog House. To others, it's anything covered in chopped green from Frontier or a bowl… Continue

Added by chantal on July 5, 2008 at 1:30pm — 16 Comments

'burque Bees

All the bees are NOT gone, but the skies ARE gray ... today ... in Albuquerque ...

(Apologies to the Mamas and the Papas)





Dude, how can you fly with all that pollen?




Private Buns of FreshChaos.com

For more bunny-rabbit pix: BunnytownUSA…
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Added by Jeff Hartzer on June 28, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Tomás, The BioPark Beekeeper

If you've ever ridden the zoo train past the BioPark's big red barn, Tomás is the guy in a mesh hat waving at you with a comb of honeybees in his hand.



Back behind the Heritage Farm at the Albuquerque Botanic… Continue

Added by chantal on June 16, 2008 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

rural & urban beekeepers unite @ "bee conference"

Hives, in one form or another

100 or so local beekeepers came together for a "bee conference" today at Ken Hays' honey kingdom down in Bosque Farms. I was there, as a wannabeekeeper intent on picking… Continue

Added by chantal on April 26, 2008 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

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