A Beekeeper’s Book Review of More Than Honey: The Survival of Bees and the Future of Our World

Markus Imhoof outlines many of the problems facing beekeepers today in his book More Than Honey: The Survival of Bees and the Future of Our World, which Imhoof had originally produced as a documentary. His slant is strongly pro-bees and anti-pesticides and, in conjunction, anti-commercial agriculture. In particular, I found his interviews with a large…

Marinated Dehydrated Tomatoes: The October Food in Jars Mastery Challenge

The October Food in Jars Mastery Challenge was either dehydrating food or pressure canning, and I’m reasonably competent at both. Dehydration? No sweat. Actually, I feel like a pro at dehydrating food after my husband and I dehydrated so much food for our 350-mile backpacking stint on the Pacific Crest Trail. We dehydrated stir-fried vegetables…

Gardening, Rabbits, and Diets, Oh My: My First Mother Earth News Fair

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Mother Earth News Fair this weekend, and I loved it. I came away with so many fun ideas, and I more or less felt surrounded by people with similar values. The tribalism may have been loose—I did, after all, help a nice older couple carrying…

My Super-Secret Health Goal that Was Too Difficult to Post This Month

In many ways, I enjoy my monthly goal posts. I enjoy seeing where I made progress on which tasks and why that progress happened as it did (or didn’t). Sometimes, reviewing my goal posts are depressing, such as writing goal posts for when-my-life-falls-apart or I-don’t-get-a-vacation or where-did-the-time-go-already months. I think that the last few months…