Business in the Backwoods


In my backwood haven, things are really cranking up along with the cicadas. The cicadas have emerged for their 7 year orgy, and the sound of their song is so loud I can’t hear myself think. Hopefully they will go back in the ground soon.

My little chicks have arrived. They are tiny little peeping fuzzballs of black and yellow. they are basically newborns at only a few days old. I have one oddball who was a freebie exotic breed. My mother in law took me to pick them up at our small trailer PO.

It is also time to plant. We put our live plants in the ground already. Strawberry plants, peppers, tomatoes so far. We are having to fix up the little tractor my parents had when I was young so we can plow the rest  of the garden to plant the seeds. Sure beats dragging a hoe to set the rows.

My honeybees are in the honeyflow, and it is also time for swarm prevention maintenance and check ups. The strong hive may need another honey super. My father and sister may come down to help me out and visit.

I am also working my book business and promoting myself as an author. This is my daily thing and for right now the other stuff is minimal, but later it will become pretty busy during the summer and fall. I also plan on doing book signings and other marketing activities for the books as well as canning, harvesting, and summer fun.

Life here in the backwoods is never boring. If I feel bored, I can decide to take time to snooze or to sit and admire nature.


About AK Taylor

Genre crossing YA author who began writing novels at 16. I enjoy outdoor activities, beekeeping, rock collecting, coin collecting, writing, drawing. Book Website: Twitter: @A_K_Taylor Facebook: Amanda Haulk Taylor/A.K. Taylor's Books page
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