Welcome to Severt Hives and Homestead
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What does “Homestead” mean?
“The dwelling house and its adjoining land where a family resides.”
“Over the [last several] decades, the character of the term homesteading has emerged to include self-sufficient living in urban and suburban settings as well as on rural acreage.”
As modern day homesteaders, we aim to pursue a simpler lifestyle with the intent of living as self-sufficiently as possible. As beekeepers, our goal is to network with our fellow “beeks” and help “newbees” get a balanced and insightful introduction into the world of the bees. We aren’t professionals. Just simple people hoping to pass on what we’ve learned and share our successes and failures along the way.
Our homesteading journey began nearly a decade ago with a handful of baby chicks and a yearning to get back to the ways of our grandparents. Later that same year we welcomed the addition of 2 honeybee colonies and a small vegetable garden. We’ve grown a lot since then and we are still learning as we go. Each year, we strive to expand our Homestead in new ways with the ultimate goal of becoming more self-reliant.
The Homestead Buzz
- Got scraps? Make vinegar!November 22, 2021 Earlier this fall I found myself in possession of bushel upon bushel of apples. After I had peeled and cored, sliced and chopped more than I care to admit I had a revelation: “I wonder if IContinue reading “Got scraps? Make vinegar!”
- Ready… or Not?Disclaimer: this is not a politically charged post nor is it some “tinfoil-hat-wearing” doomsday post. This post does however contain high doses of common sense blended with concern and lightly salted with sarcasm. Consider yourself warned. (Oh, and there mayContinue reading “Ready… or Not?”
- Soured Milk Pizza CrustWhen we first started our journey with raw milk (more about that later) I occassionally found myself with a small amount of milk left over that, well, just wasn’t super fresh anymore. Enter this wonderful, light and fluffy soured milkContinue reading “Soured Milk Pizza Crust”
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