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a petite farm

Taking care of birdness-at-Camont.

by Kate Hill on May 25, 2012

This is an Official Warning. A shout to the Wild and Undisciplined Neighbors. A call to arms to protect my brood, my working grrls &  my critters-at-Camont. When Mr. Fox, probably Mrs. Fox, too, attacked yet again my chicken yard, I knew that changes were in order. Out of 8, they left just our most reliable but […]

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Oh Honey! Beekeeping-at-Camont, Round 2. A couple summers ago I trapped? caught? coaxed? a wild swarm to move into my waiting hive- la ruche. I savored the summer apiarist antics while discovering the sweet taste of Camont, letting the garden wild up, and learning from my favorite beekeeper- Narcisse Ferronato. The winter was hard, the swarm was fickle, bee […]

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Camont’s New Beekeeper- Narcisse the Sweet

by Kate Hill on November 15, 2009

When shopping the Le Passage d’Agen market on a Wednesday, I whisper to students and guests that “This man sells the best honey in Gascony!”. I get little patronizing nods, the cameras click away; they love his trim mustaches, the flowing gray locks,  his black Stetson hat. He flirts and poses and sells a few […]

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