Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Help Wanted....

Have you tired of snowy photos yet?


I believe there will be more to come.


And so, today I find that there's not much more than "hay!" in my mouth.


I think I have temporarily lost my MoJo.
Call it Writers' Block.
Call it cabin fever.
Call it the winter doldrums.
Call it a lack of vitamin D.
Call it what you will....
but still, there's nothing in here but hay.


Today I am asking for your help.
Help me find the words...
Ask me a question...anything...
that you might want to know about life at Bee Haven Acres.
Help me find my MoJo....
Thanks.
I knew I could count on you.


37 comments:

Stephane Closson said...

I was wondering, you probably mentioned it before, but how did you get Moonbeam

Tuesday said...

I would like to know how your farm was started and what your most important farming philosophy is - especially related to food and sustainability.
Thanks!!!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

what is going on with bee haven's bees?

Beverly Frankeny said...

Dear, sweet Moonie.....he deserves his very own blog post. Will do! Thanks!

Beverly Frankeny said...

Oooooohhhh, Tuesday.....now you have really given me something besides hay to chew on! This subject will make an entire blog post.....in the very near future! Thanks so very much for your thoughtful question.

Beverly Frankeny said...

Ahhhhh, the bees.....a good subject and one which I will delve into in depth. Thanks!

GeorgiaHoneyBee said...

Please tell me about what you do to be successful with your pumpkins. AND - do you rotate your crops in your garden beds - and if so, what do you plant after each plant? AND - do you know anything about cross pollination - and if so, what should a beginner know? I have tons and tons of other questions, so if these topics are not good, I'll send more suggestions! Love your blog!

GeorgiaHoneyBee said...

OH! Your cabbages are always so beautiful! What do you do to keep worms from gobbling them up? I have lots of trouble with attempting to grow broccoli too!

Beverly Frankeny said...

One down and dirty, nitty gritty gardening post.....stay tuned. Thanks GeorgiaHoneyBee!!!!

Country Wife said...

Wonderful post

Missy George said...

Great idea! Looks like you got a lot of cool ideas. That's cheating! Wish I could help, I have the same problem. Happy Wednesday!you could take some pictures and write something about the café in town.

Lynne said...

Reading above, I think you have your mojo back . . .
Here is something . . . What future events do you have fir your outdoor pizza kitchen . . .
When is the wedding . . .
Do you go X-country skiing and snowshoeing around the Haven . . .
One I can answer on my own . . . any new aprons, bracelets in the shop . . . Off I hope go take a look!

Julie said...

I would also love to hear how your farm started! Also, love reading about your knitting--loved the video of your Dragonwatcher's hood--it's been on my list to knit for two winters--loved seeing your versions! Thanks for sharing your beautiful farm!

Patsy from Illinois said...

I love Moonbeam too and of course the littles. Do you ever ride Moonbeam? How do you keep the cats from attacking the chickens? How do you clean the high beams in your home?

Janice Rehmeyer said...

Enjoyed your fairy garden. How do you decide on what to put in it each year. And your beautiful flower gardens. Do you save the seeds from the year before??? Thanks, now i know what i have, lack of sunshine and the outside jobs, wow can take a tole on your body and mine.

Junebug said...

Have you ever thought of a B & B, with guest helping with the chores?

rosedel said...

I'm trying to plan flower beds. How do you do that? Take pictures and plan or make a diagram or...? I have been looking on the internet for flowers that would do well in my zone but I don't know if they are compatible with each other and if they will look good together. Anyway, I'd like to know how you do this.

Kathy said...

I would love to see more recipes....things you make for supper, breakfasts. And maybe more about the area where you live. You seem to have fairly close access to grass fed beef, pork and chicken! And I enjoyed the pie making video.. It's always interesting to see how other people do things and maybe discover a new and better way!

Karen L. Bates said...

Show us your pantry....I love seeing all those canned goodies you spent the year making.

Missy George said...

Looks like you got some super ideas..Good thinking!! Cheating.. :) I guess we all run dry from time to time..You probably think people are tired of your posts..I'll bet they're not!! Enjoy your day off!!

Rita B Caldwell said...

Are the donkeys as sensitive to the type of hay they consume as horses? Do you raise them for pleasure or to sell? How much space do they need? Weather challenges to your livestock? Do you sell any of the products you raise on your farm? Do you and your husband do most or all of the work related to your farm? How did you find the farm? Would you like to expand?

Anonymous said...

One day, I wish to do what you're doing, and my question is, what drove you to do it? Why did you decide to do this? Or is it something, like me, you've always dreamed of doing? Thanks!
~~Ashley~~

Anonymous said...

do all donkeys, horses, pigs grow winter coats, I saw the goat did and that he was trying to scratch it off, is that a sign that the weather is getting warmer. cant really see that now with all the snow we have but they may know something we dont.

What a bout the fowls of any kind do they put on another layer of feathers? I see the birds around here are really puffy.

Annie v.

PJS said...

I'm particularly fond of Ginger and Mary Ann - would love to hear more about the girls.

D said...

Pictures of your rooms OR a drawn and labeled map of where all the buildings, fields, etc. are in reference to the house! I have a hard time visualizing where you 'are' as you go about your days; a map would be a big help. We could picture you and the animals going about your days and into the woods. Yes, please.

Anonymous said...

We are considering getting goats. What do they need in the way of shelter/protection from predators? Any particular breeds you would recommend? We just want them for pets although the topic of goat's milk comes up quite often. Any info that you think would be helpful would be greatly appreciated.

Also, I want to try making a coat for my aging dog as he seems to be really feeling the cold this winter. Would love to see some pictures of your dogs' coats when they're not wearing the and how they go on, where the straps go etc.

Thanks! Love your blog. :D
Lilly

daisy g said...

What's the best and worst thing about owning a farm? If you weren't at Bee Haven Acres, what would you be doing? Did you raise your kids on the farm? What was the impetus for starting the farm? Curious readers want to know! ;0)

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I want to know more about the mini donkeys!!
why did you get them??
and when did you teach them to talk???:-)
I love alllll of your posts and photos and I don't even care if they are same animals every day--
I just enjoy reading all bout you and love all your aprons--so don't lose that mojo too long!!
Smiles, diandmissgracie

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos . I just want to ask is can you give all the animals a hello , a hug and a treat from me please I would love to do it myself but live to far away and cant seem to reach through the computer . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Anonymous said...

Do you go to the PA Farm Show? I always loved it as a kid, but have only been back once since I left the area.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Have you always had a lot of energy? How do you not turn on the TV?

Tracy Byers said...

I was wondering if the farm was a long held dream, or a "fortunate happening" in you life?

Anonymous said...

Thankyou again for your beautiful posts.
I am from Australia, & i never tire of your snow pictures.
(animals.& your kindness).
I enjoy whatever you post. All so beautiful where you live.
I wish i could see snow like that some day.
Kind Regards from Summer.

Anonymous said...

I am a nurse in a high paced ICU. The highlight of my day is reading your blog which takes me far away from the life and death situations. After my husband and I moved out of our 400+subdivision and move to 30 acres of peace you inspired me to add fainting goats and chickens that I love, love, love. I would like to find pigs just like Ginger and MaryAnn. Please give me some information. Everyone say Pigs are vicious and I need some education and encouragement. Where are the seed catalogs? Please do not tell me they stopped sending. They are the highlight of the winter. Hang in there!

Beverly Frankeny said...

Thank you for your kind words! I will talk a little more about Ginger and MaryAn on their next post...but for now let me tell you that Kunekune pigs are a small breed of herbivore pig (not a hog) that have the sweetest disposition you could ever hope for. I don't believe that any pig is vicious by nature, but what we have done to hogs in our industrial farming would make any sentient being vicious. So have no worries.....you can definitely have sweet pigs some day!

Susannah said...

Hi Bev, Do you collect seeds from your plants to use for next year? Looking forward to your answers to all of these questions!!!!

mrscravitz said...

Well I think you need to introduce your farm workers that work on Wednesday to give you a day off. I would like to know how it came about they work for you on one day a week. Do they live close? They must be angels to do this for you. I have chores 7 days a week with no breaks! LOL Love all your stories!

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