Hootenanny Homestead

A Homesteading Journey

Tag: Origin

The Origin Story of My Bee Hives

It might seem a bit odd.  Going from a normal everyday guy, someone that enjoyed all sorts of high tech toys and the like to a beekeeper.  And I hadn’t really gotten into this homesteading thing yet.  I had no big garden.  There was no passionate dream of with my hives I’ll save the world from the decline of the honey bee.  So then, how did I get here?  And just what did I get myself into.  Let me walk you through.
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Wait…A Homestead in the 21st Century

Hootenanny HomesteadSo, as odd as it might sound, I’m excited about this whole homesteading thing.  I did the high tech stuff, don’t get me wrong, I still love the high tech stuff.  But I’m an introvert.  I don’t have any big draw to live in the hustle and bustle of the city.  I don’t want to hit the clubs and go to the hottest party.  Nor do I really like the idea of living in a developed community where every house looks the same and if we both lean out our windows I can hand the neighbor a cup of coffee without leaving the house.  Now at the same point I’m not sure that I want to live in rural Idaho on a homestead that is 200 miles from any city.  (If you listen to enough homesteader stories you might believe that Idaho is entirely made up homesteads and potato farms).  At this point I don’t know that I want to raise any four footed critters.
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