Simple Homemade Deodorant

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We have been on a quest of late to make more of the things we use on a daily basis from scratch.  Today I decided to tackle deodorant.  I have used various natural… Continue reading

Our First Batch of Beet Kvass

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After a couple of weeks away from The Humpy we expected to come back to a very dead veggie patch as it had been very hot and dry here.  Much to our surprise (and… Continue reading

Time Away From The Humpy

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We just got back from a couple of weeks in California.  It’s the longest we’ve been away from The Humpy since we moved in and was a much-needed break (especially from the stupidly… Continue reading

Hive Heat Wave Preparation

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We recently endured five days straight of over 40C temperatures and had some dramas with comb collapse.  Another string of very hot days is predicted and we wanted to improve our heat wave… Continue reading

The Bees Chose Us: Dumb Luck Leads to Populated Warre Hive

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Hot, Hot, Hot Last week we had a shocker of a heat wave, over 40 degrees celsius for five days straight, with most days getting to 42 or 43.  It’s often a bit… Continue reading

Goats & Living on $1000 a Month

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After comments made recently, I think some people (even people who are relatively close to us) are under the misconception that we live in a caravan because we’re desperate and have no other… Continue reading

Happiness is a Successful Hive Split & a Buttload of Honey

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Yesterday was a great day to be a Humpy Creek beekeeper! We pinched an ideal super chock-a-block full of beautiful, capped honey from Queenie’s hive (our original and strongest hive).  It was good… Continue reading

Christmas at Humpy Creek

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We like a simple and relaxing Christmas, and this year was no exception!  Here are some snippets from our day… At 10pm on Christmas eve we were moving Queenie’s hive (our first and… Continue reading

The Thunder Box, Mulberry Wine, Honey Press & More…

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We have been flat out lately with numerous projects, big and small – many of them food related.  Here is just a taste of what we’ve been up to! A couple of weeks… Continue reading

Raw Propolis & Xylitol Tooth Powder

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I have been making tooth cleaners of one variety or another for the past couple of years.  The latest experiment is a very simple propolis and xylitol tooth powder. Why Propolis? Propolis, or… Continue reading