Shady Elm Farm

all things great & small

“The kingdom of the heavens is like a grain of mustard, which a man took and sowed in his field, which indeed is less than all seeds, but when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree so the that the birds of heaven come and lodge in its branches.” 
Bees

Bees

Honey bees.....waiting for my Wisconsin nucs.  Lost 4 hives last winter/spring; very disappointing.   This is my third year of beekeeping and I've had some great successes (overwintering all hives during 2018/19 awful winter) and complete failures 2017/18 &...

Shady Elm tree

Shady Elm tree

Not all the elm trees on the property are dead.  I thought for sure they were, but this one keeps growing up against the 70+ year old garage and for the longest time I ignored it's ancestory.  Yes, I think it is a weedy Siberian elm, although I can't say for sure....

Harvests

Harvests

September marks a definite change in our weather, and all the plants actively growing sense the change and begin to prepare for the harvest time. And so it begins. Apples, tomatoes, peppers, squash, herbs, flowers..... This year I've been saving flower seeds to plant...

Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake Crust: 2 cups pecans (chopped finely) ½ cup coconut flakes unsweetened (chopped finely) 3 tbsp keto sweetener (monk fruit/stevia powder/allulose) Pumpkin Filling: 24 oz. cream cheese softened 1 cup pumpkin purée 1 cup keto sweetener (monk...

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