We got a freeze!

By keeping a close ear to the weather radio several times a day, we had three days advance warning of a widespread frost advisory for our area. So, yep, we got really busy picking...

Hello fall!

We've been blessed with a few days of no rain. What a miracle! And boy, have we been busy. Will's hauling big round bales from various fields home every day to row up in...

Harvest time is a busy time on our homestead

It seems that everything is coming ripe at the same time this year. Add our seed business, requiring hundreds of varieties of seeds which need harvesting and drying, and then the canning that goes...

What a whirlwind weekend!

I'm sure you've all had those days, but our Saturday was a humdinger. We'd been hard at work all day. Will was working on our new pasture fence and I was harvesting beans and...

If you thought we were bushed before…

In spite of all the inches of rain we've been getting lately, our crops are ripening quickly. Every day I'm picking and taking the seed from many different varieties of tomatoes, from the little...

Rain, rain, go away

Since we are expecting copious amounts of rain today through Friday, we spent the last few days madly picking various crops. We are still having trouble with blackbirds by the hundreds eating our corn...

Our fall rains have arrived

And boy, the rain does slow down things ripening in the garden. We should have crates of ripe tomatoes right now, but there are really very few — just enough to eat, cook with,...

We labored on Labor Day weekend

Hey, we have a homestead and winter is coming! While Will was busy cutting a small field of hay a friend had given him, Alisha and I went at it and picked sweet corn...

We’re into harvest time

You wait all year, dreaming, planning, planting, weeding, and finally it arrives — harvest time. Holy cow, where do you start? I'm done with snap beans as I've totally run out of room to...

We had four sunny days

At the end of the end of the four days rain was coming. So you can bet your life we were busy haying. Will got his last neighboring field round baled on Saturday and...