With our unseasonable warm weather coming to an end soon, we’re hurrying

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Will is busy cutting and hauling truckload after truckload of firewood to the woodshed just about every hour of daylight. Me? I've been rearranging my food storage after writing an article on that subject....

We’re making good use of sunny and sixty!

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While we don't let grass grow under our feet, the past two days has been extra busy as our weather went from way below normal and snow to sixty with sunshine. I can just...

The sun is shining

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And the icicles are falling off of the roof as the snow melts. Hooray! We have been so sun-deprived lately that having the sun out seems like a miracle. I celebrated the sun by...

Winter’s still here, although it’s really only fall

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Last night we had a temperature of 7° F. Holy cow, it's not even the end of the month yet — October, that is! We usually are in the fifties with lows in the...

Well, it keeps on snowing and it’s not even Halloween

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What an unusual year this has been. And from what I hear, all over the country too. We've got another snowstorm moving in on us and it's snowing like mad. Preparing for it, Will...

Holy cow, winter came with a bang again this year

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Winter actually came about three weeks earlier than usual this year! (Yeah, sure, we were ready … Uh huh.) Where our "normal" high temperature is 50° F, we've been very lucky to see 30,...

When it rains, it pours.

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Or snows actually. Last night we were driving home from the store and it began snowing. Then it really snowed, so heavily we could hardly see the road. And the temperatures are diving from...

Although the garden’s gone, harvest continues

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With crates and crates of various produce crowding our front porch and entryway, I'm busy as can be, saving seed and canning up tons of food to line our pantry's shelves. Two days ago...

Our wild turkey hen is back

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And she brought her family! This year, we've been seeing her, way down about 2½ miles from our place. She had four babies. Slowly, over the course of the summer, she and her family...

After a week of rain and cold, the sun is shining

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It sure makes one feel better when the sun comes out after a long period of rain! Yesterday I went out and pulled some nice rutabagas and began washing, peeling, and getting them ready...