Blankenship Farms Pottery

Blankenship Farms Pottery

About the Artist, Donnalee Blankenship I grew up with creative parents, and admired my art teacher aunt, but had very few artistic opportunities in school. In fact, my small town high school had no art classes at all. I always loved photography, painting, drama,...
Blankenship Farms Honey

Blankenship Farms Honey

Blankenship Farms Honey is made by honeybees in Shelby County, Alabama under the management of apiarist Brandon Blankenship. Blankenship Farms Honey starts flowing early here. We start each day with a tablespoon of pure raw honey that has been dissolved in a glass of...
Groundhog Day aka Candlemas

Groundhog Day aka Candlemas

February 2, Groundhog day, originated as a cross-quarter day which is the midpoint between a solstice and equinox. For the ancient Celts, cross-quarter days marked the beginning of each season, with the major two divisions being winter (Samhain), starting the dark...
19th  Annual Beekeeper Symposium

19th Annual Beekeeper Symposium

Our First Beekeeper Symposium Anna and I attended the Alabama’s 19th Annual Beekeeper Symposium which was hosted by Auburn University.  Shelby County was well represented with two club members (George Baldwin and Jimmy Carmack) as presenters.  Also, the Shelby...