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About applewoodfarm

Restaurateur, farmer, cheesemonger, beekeeper, wife, mother, dog lover, chicken hypnotizer, blogger, and sometime yogi

WTF, Chickens?

Back in January, I wrote about the plethora of eggs we’d been getting from our hens. That was two months ago, and the ladies have only become more prolific since then. Since we track our eggs daily, we tend to … Continue reading

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Branching Out

The one mature apple tree on our property needed pruning. Almost three years ago, we planted five apple trees, four pear trees, and a peach tree in various spots around the farm. While these timber babes are starting to need the occasional trim … Continue reading

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Making (Not-Fancy) Beeswax Candles

After spinning out last summer’s honey, I was able to clean the wax cappings and get a little over a half pound of clean, beautiful beeswax. I realize that’s not much, but it’s a little over a half pound more … Continue reading

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I’d Like to Tap That

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Hmm… could be anything, really. Back at the end of September, I wrote about our time spent marking the sugar maples on our property.  It was a stroke of genius on our part, since it…

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Goats, Beautiful Goats

There was a beautiful, sunny day last week. I left work to let the dogs out and check on the other animals and was immediately struck by how lovely everything looked. Something about the angle of the sun and the stillness … Continue reading

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My Bees are Freezing!

Last year, one of my hives didn’t survive the winter. The long, cold days took their toll on the inhabitants of that hive so, over the summer, I made a split from the remaining hive. Everything was going along fine, but now, … Continue reading

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I Can’t Hold a Candle to You

After spinning out our honey, we had what appeared to be a great deal of beeswax left over. We soaked it in water overnight to loosen up any residual dirt and then rinsed it several times to get it as … Continue reading

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