Getting started with Beekeeping: tips for the beginner beekeeper
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Getting started with Beekeeping: tips for the beginner beekeeper

Advice on getting started with keeping honeybees by Linda Tillman of ‘Linda’s Bees’. Includes tips on hive location, equipment, books, and where to begin. The smell of the beehive is delicious and alluring. That alone is worth it. The buzz of the bees as they go about their daily work is entrancing. Watching them can…

Relics of Ancient Gardening and Roman Cooking at the British Museum
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Relics of Ancient Gardening and Roman Cooking at the British Museum

A visit to the British Museum to learn about gardening and cooking artifacts from the first to fourth-century Roman-Britain Aside from gardening and making, one of my favorite topics is ancient history. Not the glimmering gold of ancient Egypt, or the art of the classical world, but the lives of ordinary people, our ancestors. Being…

5 Easy Ways to Preserve Fresh Produce without Canning
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5 Easy Ways to Preserve Fresh Produce without Canning

Five easy and quick ways to preserve fresh produce without canning including dehydration, freezing, refrigeration, and fermentation. By Megan Cain For many of us gardeners, late summer and early fall signals the peak of the harvest season. Although filling up baskets and bowls full of vegetables from your garden can feel exhilarating, it can also…