Homesteading with Jackie Clay

We scurried around as our first major snowfall was forecast

32
We still had a few crops out in the gardens — some late beets, turnips, and some dry corn. We also had to put away some tools, equipment, etc. We know if these things...

Our nice weather is holding

33
Usually by deer season, we've got snow on the ground and it's pretty darned cold. But this year has been weird all together and lately we've been having temperatures in the fifties and even...

Holy cow, if you thought we were busy before…

42
We've been really busting butt, trying to get our last crops in before the ground freezes and the snow starts to stack up. Yesterday, we got our first snow; big, fluffy white flakes that...

Today dawned rainy and raw

22
After a pretty fall day, although windy as heck, this morning seemed dismal. But it's a good day to stay inside and can up more tomato sauce and get a start on the crate...

We worked super hard to get ready for freezing temperatures

35
Around here, hard freezes usually come way before this. And we're so grateful that this year we had a very long fall so we could get more and more of our crops harvested before...

We got a frost but the sun is out and the birds are singing

32
A couple of nights ago, we finally got a fairly light frost. It was spotty for us; some gardens got hammered, others not at all and still others, some plants were affected, and others...

Still raining but I just made the best salsa

23
A good friend of mine in Wyoming had gotten some sundried tomatoes from a market, from Turkey. She asked me if I thought the seeds would grow. I didn't know for sure, but she...

I’m sorry I haven’t blogged lately

24
We've been incredibly busy harvesting this last week. It's been raining hard — off and on — but we still have to get crops in before the first freeze hits. And looking at the...

Three days of rain held things up here

22
After a summer of drought, we were glad to see the rain, but we were also chomping at the bit to get stuff in the gardens harvested before that dreaded fall frost arrives. We...

Well, the knee surgery went well

53
But boy did it knock me flat! I mean I was in bed all day yesterday. Me! Yep. But today I was able to safely do away with the walker and gently hobble about....