Well, it froze!

We'd been expecting a freeze and preparing mightily for it, but when we woke up to white on the grass, it was still sort of a shock. We did all we could, covering the...

With a frost warning, we worked like dogs for two days, harvesting and covering...

Luckily, we did have two days' warning before the expected frost last night. So, on Sunday, Will and I harvested tomatoes to save for seed, ripe tomatoes, green tomatoes, and tomatoes to use for...

And then my computer crashed

Things were going along nicely … I was pulling in lots of dry beans, canning more corn, and taking seeds from our many tomato varieties. I brought two Bozeman watermelons to the house that...

Will got the big field baled up before the rain

It was a real race yesterday as black clouds gathered above. It sure didn't help when we saw a pair of turkey vultures sitting on the old farmhouse chimney, watching him go around and...

Every day is a harvest day now

As fall approaches, our crops are ripening in earnest. The blackbirds are again attacking our corn crops, most of all, the Mandan Lavender Parching corn. I'm picking the corn as soon as it is...

Who said animals are dumb?

We had been having problems with deer getting into our Sand and Central gardens. Half was fenced with 6-foot welded wire where the Central garden side only had stock panels and a string of...

Although it’s early, the pantry shelves are filling up

On Friday I picked another big basket full of Provider and Strike green beans. Holy cow are these ever productive! This was the fourth picking on that row, and I ended up with 15...

Good news, my ulcer has healed up

Yesterday I went down to Duluth, to have an EGD to see if my bleeding ulcer had healed up after my stay in the hospital early this spring. Ta Da! All nicely healed. We...

Our first tomatoes are ripe

The tomatoes are slow this year due to the intense heat we had early on when they were starting to set blossoms. (When it gets hot, the plants throw their blooms, due to stress.)...

We’re finally getting some hay in

After such a rainy end to the drought, Will has finally been able to get hay cut and baled. On Friday, he, David, and Blake put about 150 square bales into the barn and...