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...

Old Rusty came home Sunday

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My oldest son, Bill, has a 3/4 ton diesel pickup with a gooseneck trailer that can haul the weight of Old Rusty, Will's new guy-toy (Dresser bulldozer) so we planned on having a family...

We had a productive workday yesterday

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Alisha, Dara, and Mike came over to help with the seeds. First, we packaged tons of seeds. Then, running out of one of our best Native heirloom pole beans, Blue Shackamaxon, Will showed everyone...

Our first peppers are doing really well

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After less than a week, the first hot peppers are popping up. First you see their "backs," the curved part of the stem that comes up out of the soil. Then follows the first...

Well, our nice weather came to a snowy end

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Last night, we got six inches of new, fluffy white. We were getting so spoiled with the nicer weather! I was planning on taking off the bean trellises in the House garden that got...

Everything is melting

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And it's not April yet! We're very happy as perhaps Will can get started on building our permanent greenhouse soon. He's shoveled the snow away from the bean trellises and posts in the House...

Will and I got our second COVID shot

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We're so tickled to have had the chance to become vaccinated when a lot of folks throughout the country are struggling to do the same. Our little clinic in a town of 600 people...

We really are loving our warm weather

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Although far from true spring here in the northland, temperatures in the forties sure feel wonderful. This weekend, I canned up almost all of the year-old hamburger in our basement freezer. I saved up...

We’re so thrilled with our warmer weather

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After two weeks of sub-zero highs, we're dancing around in the sunlight, with temperatures melting the snow off our roofs and making our chickens sing. Will went over and paid for his new bulldozer...