Archive | November 2016

Horizontal Hive

Here is our newest bee hive. img_0005It is our version of the horizontal Langstroth hive I found here and here. We decided we like beekeeping but needed a better system that didn’t involve so much lifting. We looked at another idea which I will share in another post but decided this was the best for us. So when my grandson said he needed a project for his SAE project for Future Farmers, I saw my opportunity to make it. One of the really neat things about this one is that much of the material came from recycled materials we had saved. This one will hold up to 40 frames and has slats in it so you can check bees without distrubing all of the bees.

I also wanted something that would be pleasing to look at when a person drove by since our home is on a fairly busy road now. I thought it would fun to make the hive a piece of  yard art. I hope to sell some hives. But this one will be kept for me.  Enjoy the pictures.



Cabbage Sausage Pinwheels

I wanted to share a recipe my daughter-in-law came up with recently. It was a pleasant surprise for me. She didn’t know that I don’t like cooked cabbage and I wasn’t going to tell her. But this was great even for me. I went back for seconds. So here it is. The recipe as she wrote it.

Alfredo Bacon Sausage Cabbage Rolls


1 lb. Ground Mild Sausage -1 small head Cabbage-1/4 cup Bacon flavored Alfredo Sauce

1 onion-1 clove minced garlic-2 cups mozarella cheese-2 cans cresent roll sheets-3 tablespoon butter

1-Brown sausage, add chopped onion in large non-stick pan with lid. Drain off grease. Place in heat safe container until cooled.

2- In same non-stick pan, add garlic, butter, cabbage that has been cut into thin strips and cook into cabbage is soft. When cabbage is cooked to your liking, place in a heat safe container to cool.

3 -On a baking  sheet, place a sheet of wax paper it. Spray with cooking oil or coat with oil. Lay out cresent sheet. Begin layering!

4-With a spoon, spread generous amount of Alfredo sauce on cresent leaving 1 inch uncovered around edge. Add sausage and onions, then cooked cabbage and finally cheese.

5- Begin rolling, remember the 1 inch edge is to pinch and seal in the goodness. The best way to understand is just look at the picture.

6-Bake in 350 oven until the roll is browned. Let set for few minutes before cutting. ENJOY.