What do you do when you come home tired and it’s past supper time?

I faced that yesterday. So I dashed for the pantry, took out a pint of chicken broth, a pint of mixed vegetables, a half pint of mushrooms, and a half-pint of chicken dices. Back...

We love off-season canning!

Most folks think of canning as only something you do in the fall when harvest is in. Sure, I do a lot more canning then, as I'm bringing in tons (literally) of ripe tomatoes,...

We wish all of you a very Happy New Year!

The time seems to be flying by. This Sunday, we had our second Christmas Dinner. I woke up in the morning to get the ham baking and looked outside. Oh oh! Lots of snow...

Will and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Of course it's been a zoo around here, getting ready for Christmas, but on Sunday, Will and I took awhile off to drive "around the block" so to speak. We wanted to take a...

We’re beginning to get ready for Christmas

Well, make that two Christmases. It's sort of like 12 Days of Christmas — only just two. The first will be Christmas Day when it'll just be Will, David, and me. In years past...

We tried our first Theron’s Winter squash

And boy, was it a treat! First off, this squash is huge. Ours weighed 40 pounds. And the orange meat is so thick I had to have Will cut it open with Mom's old...

The sun is out and the birds are singing

Okay, so it's only -6 degrees but that's okay. With the sun shining brightly, our solar panels are charging like mad, and it actually feels warmer than it is. What a huge improvement over...

Well, Will finally got stuck plowing the driveway

We just had another six inches of snow overnight so this afternoon Will headed out to plow our driveway after clearing the area around the house. I was busy filling seed orders and doing...

We’re madly trying to get our 2020 Seed Treasures catalog finished

Where do the days go, anyway? I'm thinking we have to give up sleeping or something, between normal homestead chores, canning, and getting ready for the 2020 garden. Already we're starting to get seed...

We just dodged a blizzard by a few miles

We knew we were going to get hit by a big snow storm and rushed around to get ready as they were forecasting up to eight inches of snow. There are always things to...