Learn more about Serenity Acres and what it encompasses.
Follow C.J. and Trevor's Journey To Fruitfulness, as they take a five acres property with a home and outbuildings, and transform it into a self-sustaining farm! They have bees, fruits, fruit trees, and a greenhouse with herbs, spices, and vegetables! Follow along with their successes and failures, along with the lessons learned, as they transform their acreage in The Journey To Fruitfulness Blog. Enjoy the journey, as C.J. also applies many of these lessons to maters of the heart.
Texas Beekeepers Association was formed in 1880 to provide an environment where established beekeepers could meet and share methods and experiences, while learning new techniques and discovering new research. It’s focus, then and now, is about the honey bee, it’s survival and management.
Over the years the Texas Beekeepers Association has developed to embrace beekeepers of all kinds. Commercial beekeepers with over 300 hives, Sideliners with up to 300 colonies and the small scale beekeeper with up to 25. This, as well as the new beekeeper who wishes to keep a hive of honey bees in his back yard. Everyone who cares about the plight of the honey bee and who understands the great need to preserve this master pollinator is welcome to join our Association.
Our Association’s Mission is first dedicated to honey bee education including all the different facts about and pleasures of keeping these wonderful creatures of God. Secondly, we are dedicated to the mission of service to others through internal mentoring and education of our club members as well as external programs to the general public. It is to these two missions we commit our combined efforts as an association to place into others, by mentoring, education, and apprenticeship, our love and passion for beekeeping. Our membership offers to all the much-needed experience that even beginners can have - the pleasure and joy we have personally each time we visit a beehive.
Serenity Acres Apiary is more than just about bees! There's C.J. Peterson's books. There are berries and fruit trees. There will soon be a greenhouse for year-round herbs, spices, fruits and vegetables. And, did we mention the bees?
The blog "Journey to Fruitfulness," is the story behind Serenity Acres. Subscribe to follow C.J. and Trevor's journey as they make a farm from ground zero! There will be laughs, as well as tears, as they celebrate their successes and learn from their mistakes.
This is not just a journey in farming but a journey of the heart, as C.J. applies what she learns to her Christian walk.
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Yes! We have had a rough few years with this part of the venture, but we are now back to eleven strong hives. We plan to have honey, balms, soap, wax, candles, and may other bee products! Stay tuned for more information as it comes available. Make sure to subscribe to the bi-weekly newsletter to be the first to know we have raw honey for sale!
In the meantime, have a bee-utiful day!
In case you missed it, C.J. Peterson, one of the owners of Serenity Acres Apiary, is an author! She not only writes books, but a portion of the proceeds from the books go to various charities. For more information and easy to find book links, simply click the books or series you are interested in to go to its page:
C.J. reads to little ones in The Treehouse! This is an opportunity (especially for those tired parents) to curl up with the young one in your life, and watch as C.J. reads to Chief & Sarge via YouTube! You can find the stories currently up by clicking on The Treehouse.
Another thing in the works - C.J., and her sister, LM Mann, will be doing a youtube channel from The Treehouse. Everyone enjoyed having a treehouse when they were young. Well, just like those treehouses, this one is stocked with games, books, TV...and, monkeys??
Yes, C.J. loves monkeys! She collects one from each of the places she and Trevor visit. These monkeys literally hang out on the banister outside of the treehouse!
Once launched, we will post the Youtube channel here. Stay tuned!
Journey to Fruitfulness is a couple's journey to fulfilling their dream. C.J. and Trevor (a.k.a. - Super Hubby) have five acres, which they are to converting to a fully-functional, self-sustaining farm.
They've titled their home "Serenity Acres," and want to include you in their family's journey as they transform it into an incredible farm - complete with bees, ducks, an orchard, and a greenhouse with herbs, fruits, and vegetables!
Follow their highs and lows; their successes and failures; and the many the lessons learned along the way in The Journey To Fruitfulness Blog!
These inspirational posts will bring you hope, and may give you a different perspective on how to apply your faith daily.
Serenity Acres Apiary have added to the current pear and fig trees already on the property. There are now pear, fig, apple, peach, nectarine, cherry, plum, almond, apricot, walnut, lemon, lime, and avocado trees!
We also have black berry bushes and strawberries - we're working on blue berries.
While these fruits are all delicious on their own, C.J. and Trevor will convert some to jellies, jams, and applesauce. There will also be canned halves of some of the fruits.
When we build our greenhouse, we plan to have all sorts of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices.
This one is in the works, and will take some time to come to fruition.
Some of the various vegetables will be green beans, zucchini, yellow squash, roma tomatoes, cucumbers, and green onions.
Some of the herbs and spices planned will be lavender, sage, lemon grass, spearmint, peppermint, catnip, rosemary, and many more!
As for the fruits in the greenhouse, there will be strawberries, cantaloupe, and a lemon and avocado tree.
We'll let you know when it's up and running, or pay attention to the blog - Journey to Fruitfulness.
The Way Nature Intended!