Our sign in peace

Our sign in peace
Our sign in peace

Monday, December 31, 2018

Reflecting on 2018...

We started 2018 with the coldest winter I could ever remember! As I reflect on 2018, it was a year that was a bit more gentler and kinder than previous years lately, so when I look at it, yes it was a good year!

Tim had his much needed right hip replaced and he feels better than ever! I have to often remind him to get off the roof, get down from the ladder or whatever crazy thing he is doing around here!

This picture symbolizes someone special who came into my life, a long mystery solved and a truth revealed. Someday I hope to tell you about this person and what he means to me but until then, know it is my greatest blessing of this year!
After 10 years we had the best beekeeping year ever! Maybe because it was the perfect Spring, Summer and Fall that helped the bees. Whatever it was we are blessed at the success of our hives!

We said goodbye to our sweet Zoe. At over 15 years old (she was a rescue so we never knew how old she was), she gave up her throne as the Princess that we always worshipped her as.

Our business was amazing! Setting records during some of our shows and thanking all who supported us!

But the biggest blessings of all are these two! The next generation of our family and our greatest treasure.
So as we close out 2018, thank you all who support us, our cherished customers, our family and friends who we take time out to enjoy and know how blessed we are to have them!

Thursday, December 27, 2018

It'll be easy you say?

Today we decided to move all of our chickens into one chicken coop. Easy you say? no I say! Our second chicken coop is in desperate need of a new roof. With the holidays, work schedules and the fact that it is dark at 4:30 everyday it has to wait! We closed down coop 2 but this girl was holding out. I had to convince her to leave!

Even with the roost we didn't think they would all be comfortable so we added some milk crates, some extra straw and it was time to convince them all to go in!

The hard part is chickens return to the roost spot they slept in the night before, so we had to convince the 10 that slept in coop 2 to go into the other coop. There was some panic moments but we got them in. It should take a couple days to get them all on board.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Holiday Cranberry Orange Pecan Butter!

It's that time of year again, to come up with a recipe for the Holiday Christmas baskets. This year I am obsessed with Cranberries! I am everything cranberries! So I looked up some recipes for Cranberry Butter and liked them but they just didn't bring the flavors I wanted so, I experimented until I got a blend I liked. Our family is coming over tomorrow for brunch and I will have them try it and tell me what they think.

Of course I made last years Cinnamon Honey Butter. 

On top is Cinnamon Honey Butter, below is Cranberry Orange Pecan Butter. Place all ingredients for both in a food processor and blend,  the recipes are as follows:

Cinnamon Honey Butter
1/2 cup butter, salted
1 Tbls Coon Hollow Farm Honey
1 tsp pure Vanilla (we make our own)
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 tsp ground Cinnamon
1 tsp of Vanilla

Cranberry Orange Pecan Butter
1 cup of butter, salted
1 cup fresh cranberries
2 Tbsp Coon Hollow Farm Honey
3 tsp Orange Zest
1/4 cup of chopped pecans
1 tsp of Vanilla