Will got the new greenhouse closed in

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Despite some nasty weather lately, Will got the new greenhouse totally enclosed. I'll admit there are a few "temporary" things about it as the only plywood we had was some cheap stuff off the...

Despite rain and snow, the greenhouse gets built

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  Our friends, Mike and Dara, came yesterday to help out. While Dara and I packaged seeds, Mike and Will set about putting the polycarbonate on the remaining side of the new greenhouse. It went...

We got half the roof on the new greenhouse

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Our wonderful friend, Alisha, stopped by for a visit and to bring feed for her ducks that we're caring for until she gets her duck house and yard finished. We had a nice visit...

The sun is finally out

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It makes us feel so much more like doing stuff outside! The baby goats are both now eating like little pigs. After four days of struggling with the buckling Domingo, one night, he finally...

Rain, rain, and more rain

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At least it isn't snow. But in northern Minnesota, we don't rule that possibility out yet. Will is having a hard time working on the new greenhouse. Take yesterday, for instance. First the rain...

It’s finally raining

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Although we don't like to work in the wet, we are very glad the rains finally came. We've been in fire danger for several days now, with winds off and on, so we were...

With warm weather, we’ve been getting a lot done

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Last spring we bought a new patio door unit, planning to replace the patio windows in the south wall of our living room. The seals on the old windows were compromised and sometimes they...

Finally, our cold weather has passed

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For the last few days, the nighttime lows have been barely above zero and the daytime highs not reaching thirty, and with a strong wind. Brrr! While I'm trying to water the seedlings that...

We had a very sad weekend

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On Friday, I noticed our baby goat, Nuevo, was getting an enlarged lower belly. I suspected a urinary calculi even though bladder stones are pretty rare in male goats so young. I called our...

It was so nice — then it snowed

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After all, this is northern Minnesota, so we expect snow way into April. But after 60-degree days and no freezing at night, all of our snow had melted and the sun was out. The...