Simply Resourceful

Simple ways to be more conscious about how we use our resources.

My First Bee Tree!

It's always hard to get away from the homestead, but we think it's important to take time away from all the chores and enjoy other family activities that we don't make enough time for.  This weekend we decided to go camping in Ohio.  During one of our walks around the lake, Jon pointed out a large sassafras tree.  While looking at the gaping holes on the trunk, I spied some movement.  I immediately stopped walking, pointed to a hole, and exclaimed, "Jon!  A bee tree!"  I have been waiting for years to come across a bee tree in the woods.  Every time I see knot holes in a tree, I am looking for flying movement.  Jon and I stood a long time quietly observing the hive, listening to their subtle hum, and watching them come and go from the entrance. What an exciting experience for all of us!  And later on during the hike, we found a large paw paw patch!


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A weekly update on our adventures of trying to be more self-sufficient by using resources wisely. We explore a variety of topics that most broadly fit in the "Homesteading" category, i.e. beekeeping, organic gardening, edible landscaping/fruit forest, food preservation/canning, woodworking, soap-making, and environmental stewardship.

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