Homesteading with Jackie Clay

Slowly, slowly, I’m getting better

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It seems like yesterday when I got my knee replacement, but when I look at the calendar, it's been twenty days. Wow, how time flies! I've still got quite a bit of pain but...

Just a short blog to let you all know I’m still up and kicking

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I had my total knee replacement on Jan. 9th and came home the following day. Unfortunately, that night, I had a terrific bout of excruciating pain and had to go by ambulance to the...

Well, tomorrow’s the day

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I've been trying to get ready for my knee replacement surgery for a week now, trying to think of everything I can do now to make things easier down the road. Extra seed packet...

We had a quiet, happy New Year

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Where most folks went out partying, we just stayed home and enjoyed the fire in the wood stove. No, we sure didn't stay up until midnight to watch the ball drop. Hey, we're homesteaders,...

We had an unexpected Christmas present

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On Christmas evening, David and Elizabeth invited us over to their house to have a late Christmas dinner with his family and Elizabeth's parents. That was very nice, and we enjoyed the evening very...

We had a very nice Christmas Eve family gathering

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So our grandchildren could spend Christmas day enjoying their gifts and stockings, we decided to have our family Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas. It was very enjoyable, as usual. Bill and...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone

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Around here, it's a little behind. But what's new? I do have the tree up and decorated, most of the presents home but not all wrapped. Christmas cookies are in the oven and Will's...

Will’s doing much better

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In fact, when I came home from town, where I was mailing seed orders and getting feed, I came down the driveway and saw him heading to David's house on the four-wheeler! I was...

Well, we hope our string of bad luck has broken

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Today, Will got a new starter after having to cut the old one apart with a reciprocating saw! A bit extreme, maybe, but both he and I had the same idea, the same morning,...

You know the old saying “It never rains but it pours”

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That's just what's going on here on the homestead. Will worked on the broken-down Oliver tractor all day Saturday in the snow and got absolutely nowhere. Then, on Sunday, he figured out how to...