Holly's Hobbies Boutique
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1/2" x 4" twisted candles and 3" skep
Raw Honey is spun and strained before bottling
Black Tourmaline crystal is a powerful stone for protection against negative energy of all kinds, as well as being a strong spiritual grounding stone.
Rose Quarts Gem Tree
Rose Quartz, with its gentle pink essence, is a stone of the heart, a Crystal of Unconditional Love. It carries a soft feminine energy of compassion and peace, tenderness and healing, nourishment and comfort.
Fresh Fruit Jams & Honey Sizes & Prices vary $4 - $11
* Strawberry * Strawberry Rhubarb * Raspberry * Raspberry Blueberry * Blueberry * Peach * Raspberry Peach
HONEY from Harpswell
Fresh Fruit Jams
I have been making jams for 45 + years.
It all began when I went strawberry picking with my sister Bonnie at Este's Farm in Buxton, Maine. We would come home, hull and
crush the berries and make jam.
When my husband, two boys and I moved to Great Island in Harpswell, Maine in 1990. I began planting whatever kind of fruit I could grow in this location that I would like to make jams with.
I currently have a small rhubarb patch, 5 blueberry bushes, a 30 ft. strip of raspberries, an apple, peach, cherry and a new baby pear tree.. All of which are pollinated by my "home hive".
All of my fruit is grown with no pesticides, and fertilized with Miracle Grow, my own compost, seaweed, or I get manure from a local farm.
Becoming a Beekeeper
I became a beekeeper in the Spring of 2010, I started with 2 colonies in my garden, less than 20 feet from my house. As I continued to learn, the number of my colonies grew. I now have additional colonies in Topsham and Buxton.
I have always been into Nature and fascinated by most bugs.
If you study them you develop a respect for them. This is important to me because of my 3 grand children. We spend a great deal of time outside and I want Chelsea, Kayson and Zoey to be comfortable around whatever may fly or crawl by.
As a gardener I understand the importance of keeping the bee colonies healthy for the pollination of what we grow; from the fruits, veggies and herbs we eat to the flowers, bushes and trees we enjoy. Equally important are the road-side weeds that help balance the water run off to our rivers, lakes and bays.
It has been a wonderful experience and I've learned so much!
I hope you enjoy what I've shared with you here.
Available now ~ beautiful canvas prints.
Sun rises, Sun sets, Moon rises, and pics from the beach.
20" X 16" are $60 and 18" X 12" are $45