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What’s your perfect life?

What’s your idea of the perfect lifestyle?

Mine is a mix of family, Bees, yoga, self sufficiency and friends.

I reckon if you get the balance good your bound to be happy.

If you had a choice to make your perfect life what would it be? What order would you place your priorities in?

We love to hear what makes others tick and that includes you so drop a comment and let us know.

To see how we spread our passion for life you can see us at The yoga Hippies place

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Beekeeping. From bust to boom and back again.

Do you know what’s flowering in your environment? Do you know if they are good for bees or honey production? Would you be able to take 10-500 bees stings for a days work? I know that I couldn’t as it hurts and then I get a little sick ( allergic to bees).

What do you think a beekeeper does and how much honey do you think they get?

The start of spring has definitely not been what we expected to start with it was dry and therefore we struggled to get our usual season openers of Honey.

By now the honey has usually been flowing well for around 6-8 weeks and we have a constant supply which usually means Honey for our regular and supportive customers, this season however I have had to call and let them know that we would be unable to supply Honey at the moment.

Fast forward to now and we have had a nice amount of rain that has put flowers on gum trees and smiles on faces. Just two weeks ago we were talking about moving bees due to the lack of honey and then the night Stuart and Mike go down to get the bees a lot are full.

Empty to full in just two weeks, that’s how awesome honey production can be one minute your struggling to fill a bucket next your getting 44 gallon drums full.

Now this is not out of the ordinary in fact pretty normal but, when Stu decided to check the bees yesterday and told me they had an awesome shake of iron bark nectar I was ecstatic to say the least.

Honey production can bee (is) hard work and unpredictable which isn’t an understatement, but when the going is good we all reap the rewards of the hard work.

The climate plays a massive role in our line of work as does Stuart’s knowledge of the flora of different areas. He has to know when and where to move the bees, what’s flowering and if what’s flowering is good for the bee or will cause disease or make them run dry or wether it is all nectar and no pollen or vis versa he also needs to be aware of the temper of the bees on any given day ( they say women are hormonal wait till you catch the bees on a cranky day woo)they can change from morning to evening deepening on cloud, humidity etc there is a lot to it when it all boils down.

If we all had the knowledge that beekeepers carry we would be able to work the land and even our backyard to produce the products that was beneficial to our families.

If Beekeeping was easy everyone would be doing it and if we could all take the stings that they dish out we wouldn’t think twice about becoming one ourselves but we don’t and that’s why it is only a small amount of these people that make it their life’s work.

Want to see videos of the Beekeeping process? Follow the link to see more.

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Yoga in the Veggie patch.

I know, I know the title sounds a little crazy but, what can I say when the need arises the best thing to do is go with it.

That is exactly what happened today, I totally needed and wanted to do yoga whilst pulling weeds from the veggie patch. I think it had to do with the grounding influence of being hands deep in dirt and I’m pretty sure that the earth new I needed to just chill and stop over thinking everything.

So there I was jeans, singlet top, boots and over shirt on with my hair just a little wildly stuffed up in a bun with more grey hair then I like to admit flying hap hazard around in a frizzy nightmare due to the humidity starting to do some yoga in between the corn bed and the cucumbers. Starting with a lovely salute to the sun 🌞 followed by a fabulous impromptu flow of my own finishing in a fantastic Savasana.

Yeah, sounds a little crazy and of course I wasn’t wearing any yoga clothes that you would expect and I certainly didn’t look anything like you see in the mags but, I felt amazing and my four beautiful children thought that mummy was just crazy enough to be fun.

So will I be doing this extra curricular again? Hell yeah, totally rocked an I haven’t felt this awesome for a few weeks so you can bet I will be back to weed the veggies again.

What’s your fabulous way to de-stress and yoga out?< a Beome a Yoga Hippy PATREON member to se all member only posts, videos and podcasts

 

 

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Call for assistance… HELP

Hello fellow WordPress crew. We have launched a patreon Page that will be posting videos, podcasts, some live, and blogs on YOGA, Bees & Beekeeping and self sufficient living in rural NSW.

” In case you’re wondering, patreon is a simple way to contribute to our videos, podcasts, blogs every month and get super cool, exclusive rewards in return! ”

For as little as $1 per month you get access to our patron only blogs and for as little as $5 per month you can access all our videos online.

Could I please ask you all to share this with other amazing people like you so that we can get this fabulous venture up and running.

You are have our gratitude and thanks for this awesome amount of help.

http://www.patreon.com/YogaHippy

Link to our Patreon Page.

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Goats for milking

Okay, so I thought I would have some milking goats by now but, as one thing leads to another they have had to wait.

We are completing our fencing for the paddock, yet to concrete their shed floor as we have discovered that they suffer from wet weather feet and over the summer months we have a high average rainfall so the ground can get a little boggy.

Once we have completed this and made sure that we have the necessary nutritional requirements needed over the winter we will get our beautiful milking goats 🐐.

The plan once we have these fabulous members of the family is quite simple. Milk for kids and us, make yummy feta cheese for the all important Greek salads and spinach and feta pies, lasagna etc and make some goats milk yogurt.

These products will be fantastic as they are already staples in our household, add these to the fantastic vegetable gardens that are growing we will have and amazing self sufficient year.yep these are our veggies 🌽 not just and upload pic from the web.

We grow everything we love to eat. Melons, peaches, mulberries, oranges, grapefruit, corn, beans, peas, tomatoes, lettuce, eggplants, chilli, piles of herbs etc ( basically I can’t remember the rest).

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Yoga clothing!What do you think?

Have you noticed the rise of the Lycra yoga pants? I have and now I also have heard the rise of ” I won’t be caught dead in Lycra” or ” the I’m not flexible enough” has been replaced with “OMG I would look horrible in that gym clothing”.

This is really unacceptable, the benefits of yoga far outway the clothing choices and for that matter have you ever seen an Indian yogi in tights? Nah they are usually in flowing pants that keep movement easy. I know, I know, tights being skin tight make movement easy but, they also help women to get vaginal thrush and can cause vag/groin sweating that is not nice especially if you can’t shower after class and if you wear them every day with little reprieve from tight pants.

I know that there is so much in the way of advertising the look, clothing etc of yoga and I don’t criticise this as there is definitely a need. Some people love to wear tight clothing in bright colours, others prefer to hide themselves in black as media has decided it hides lumps, bumps, and your beautiful shape. The yoga clothing industry is now worth millions (billions) relying mostly on the status of your yoga elite and that most want to look the part. Do you honestly think YOU need to do this?

don’t get me wrong even I love these pants from dharma bums.

Clothing in yoga doesn’t have to be skin tight pants, sports bra and abs showing. The thing is it’s all about comfort and flow not being the most fashionable in the class. Yoga is an individual journey so how we dress is also individual.

In my classes I actually decided to ban black, this was due to the shade black being an energy blocking colour and I am trying to create a full chakra balancing flow that opens. When our ladies where wearing black pants they inadvertently were blocking their lower chakras.

Once this colour was asked to be phased out I noticed that the ladies in the class started wearing loosened clothing that had fabulous colours. I was also pleasantly surprised by the way their personal practices became more flowing, more connected and far less stressful. They found themselves and became what they prefer; ( they became their home self).

So try not to surrender to the medias viewed yoga and know that you are beautiful, gorgeous and sexy in anything you wear. Embrace your inner beauty and wear something comfortable that you can do your practice in. Be original and don’t bend to the oppressive view that we all have to look a certain way to practice yoga.

Bee Free to Bee Me

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The blend of Beekeeping and Yoga in a simple space

The beautiful mix of the honey man ( Hibbo’s Honey) and the yoga hippy ( Naturally Fit Bodies) , Bee-Lotus ( combination of the pair) is the family establishment that wants to share and spread the love for our wonderful natural environment and the beauty of movement of the body, mind and spirit in on space.

As a beekeeping / yoga family with 4 small children we are ways on the out and about and love to share the stories of our travels along with wonderful products we have or have found that are natural, sustainably sourced and are great for you and the environment.

Our motto for all things in this area is quality, affordability and environmentally friendly. If you would like an article to reach thousands, on a product that you are passionate about and is sustainably sourced please contact us here and we will have a look.

We support the Australian (worldwide) beekeeping industries that are sustainably Run and also the wonderful yoga hippy world that is full of wonderful products, genuine practice, and sustainability for all.

As a family run, owned and created business which incorporates so much love for these things we look forward to sharing all these Inge with you.

Re-vegetation Sponsorship

Sponsor a tree and help to get native, bee friendly plants into our beautiful country with a small contribution. For every plant you sponsor a orange ribbon will be placed around the tree with your name written on it to show our appreciation for your support.

A$5.00

Sponsor a Hive of Bees

The sponsorship of a hive shows your awareness of the plight of our Bees. Increased awareness helps us to build bee numbers, plant native bee friendly vegetation and make fabulous honey from these plants.

A$20.00

purchase some veggie plants

Did you know just one plant can highly increase your families nutritional intact, can you imagine 6 different veggie varieties and how these will feed your family? By adding a small contribution you are helping to increase awareness of home grown versus mass produced production and helping us and those around us enjoy great value, nutritionally perfect produce.

A$10.00

Sponsor a chicken

Just one chicken will help to arreate the soil in your gardens, keep bugs under control and produce an egg a day. Can you imagine what a fresh egg looks like? the yolk is bright orange/yellow, the white is white not cream and the chicken is fat and healthy. By buying a chicken for the farm you give this chicken a long happy life, great food ( they get the veggie scraps) and you allow people to get great, fresh eggs. Each chicken that is brought gets the name of its sponsor as constant respect for your support.

A$15.00

Help get more gardens

By helping with the purchase of more raised garden, we are able to plant more veggies which means happy healthy people. With each garden we get through your support we paint your name on the side to show our gratitude and appreciation for your support.

A$30.00

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