Monthly Archives: August 2009

By being neighborly, we get help with our storage building

For three years now, my 18 year old son, David, has been helping our 80+ year old neighbor, Jerry Yourczek, make hay. He's learned...

The August garden

See! Even those black clouds have a silver lining!

Tonight, with rain threatening, this huge cloud bank boiled up in the west, just as the sun was setting. It reminded me once again...

Just before major canning starts, I’m putting up some hams

Our garden is jumping now and I'll soon be canning big time, starting with carrots, mixed vegetables, and Swiss chard. But our local market...

Broccoli; king of cool weather!

Because we've had record cool weather this summer, our cole crops are doing fantastic! We've been eating broccoli, kohlrabi, onions, and carrots nearly every...