I’ve been super busy canning David’s venison

Our weather warmed up some, with some days being above freezing, so I've been in a hurry, trying to get all of David's deer canned up. He brought it home skinned and quartered in...

The bottom fell out of the temperature last night.

When we woke up it was negative 16° F! In Minnesota that's cold for early November. Those beavers were sure right so far! So we run out, do chores then come back and work...

It always feels great to fill up those empty spots in the pantry

I've been canning carrots like mad and boy, are they ever nice this year. They're plenty sweet, crisp, and have few lumps, bumps or extra arms and legs. I'm in a groove now. First...

There’s snow on the ground this morning

Boy, am I ever glad we dug carrots yesterday! They were frozen in the ground so I was hesitant as to their quality. After all, this is the very latest I've ever dug carrots....

Winter is here!

It's been threatening to arrive so we've been super busy since I got back from my mini-vacation to Yellowstone National Park. There were still potatoes to dig, more dry beans to pull, all the...

Did you ever want to throw your computer out the window?

Well, yesterday I came so close! I began to write my blog after morning chores. Simple enough, right? Well, not so much. When I went to transfer my Montana trip photos from my camera...

I had a great trip out west with Bill and his family

My oldest son, Bill, and his family invited me to go with them on a trip to Yellowstone National Park and parts of Montana, so even though I still have tons of harvesting/canning/seed saving...

I’ll swear Will and I are growing webs between our toes

We've only had one sunny (kind of) day in a week. It's weather for ducks and geese. This makes getting anything done around here a nasty job — squish, squish, squish. We were thrilled...

We are harvesting like mad — rain and snow in the forecast

Even with the sprained ankle, I'm pulling in beans, beans, and more beans. When I can't do that anymore, I seed out tomatoes so I can sit down in a different position. Doing bush...

It is sunny and bright — a perfect Indian summer!

After seemingly weeks of rain, the sun has finally come out again. And boy, are we making good use of it! David not only cleaned up around his cabin, removing all the stumps, brush,...