We’re struggling with a heat wave

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Will and I are hard workers and all, but we both really can't handle the heat well. It's been in the 90's for several days now and boy, are we ever panting as we...

We took a break from spring planting for a road trip

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The reason for the "road trip" was to look at a POA (Pony of the Americas — appaloosa pony) my sister found advertised on Craigslist. You'll remember our granddaughter, Ava, loves horses and really...

I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day

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Last week, we had a dive in temperatures that really shook things up around here. Not only did we have to hustle to make sure both heaters were working in the greenhouse but the...

I canned up the first batch of asparagus yesterday

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I'd planned on canning asparagus for a couple of days then got busy, bringing in all the flats of plants off of the back deck. The forecast for the night was a frost warning...

Now I know how to make it rain!

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All Will has to do is take the bulldozer out and install three culverts along with cutting ditches on both sides of our mile plus driveway, and — ta da! — it rains two...

I’m finally done planting inside

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With the planting of the Glass Gem popcorn, which is a 110-day crop for us, indoors to get a good start on our all-to-short growing season, I'm finished planting seeds inside! What a relief....

The Wolf garden annex is almost ready to fence

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Will has been busy working and re-working the ground in the new garden we've named the "Wolf Annex" as it is right next to the "old" Wolf garden. He's gotten all the rocks, boulders,...

Our beavers say it’s going to be a dry year

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They've built up their dam extra high this spring. And as we haven't had any rain in two weeks, I'm beginning to see why. Using this dry spell, Will spread a good layer of...

Will and I have been busy with early spring projects

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As usual, we have been spreading manure on all of our nine gardens. Well, Will runs the tractor and loader and I open and close gates, chasing cows away from them so he can...

Our first calf of the year arrived yesterday

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This calf is so cute! He's out of our favorite heifer, Hope, who has always been a huge pet. All of our cattle get scratched, petted, and fed treats. All have names. Such softies...