Roasted Butternut Squash Apple Soup

Is there anything more glorious than autumn?  Not in my book, and I’m betting you feel the same way.  The cooler weather makes me want to get something on the stove that’s fragrant and hearty and delicious, and my favorite at this time of year is Roasted Butternut Squash Apple Soup.  So healthy, satisfying and easy to make!  Ed and… Read More

White Chocolate Oatmeal Craisin Cookies- Crazy Good!

Today is the first true fall-like day and there’s nothing I love more than a quiet Sunday with the windows open, football on the television (I don’t watch it, I just love the sound), wearing a sweater, and baking.  Today I created a new recipe and it turned out great!  My husband loves oatmeal cookies and while I was mulling… Read More

How we clean the beeswax before we render it for projects

Fall has arrived!  I’m loving today…enjoying the cool breeze through the windows, doing a little cleaning, baking Oatmeal Craisin White Chocolate Chip Cookies  and whipping up a batch of Creamy Butternut Squash soup (recipes coming soon!)  Ed cleaned up the garden, let our chickens roam around there a while eating bugs and tomatoes, and then he set out the honey coated… Read More

Eden’s Blackberry Raspberry Pie

This evening, exhausted from a day of canning 28 jars of Peach Vanilla Honey Jam, having a lot of family over to visit for the afternoon and for dinner, and cleaning the kitchen at least 5 times, we spent the evening picking ripe raspberries and blackberries from our gardens.  Feeling a bit “jammed out,” I decided to use the freshly… Read More

Beekeeping…How We Started

Ed and I first got interested in beekeeping in the winter of 2012.  We found a class offered by our local Beekeeper’s Club, BONS, Beekeepers of the Northern Shenandoah, and signed up for a class that began in February.  It lasted about eight weeks and consisted of one, two-hour class a week.  I was a little reluctant because I’m not… Read More