The cows are now happily roaming the new pasture in the Wolf forty

After a lot of hard work, Will now has the cows out on the Wolf forty, munching grass, clover, and seedling poplar trees with gusto. But to ensure they don't ever get into the...

After another two inches of rain, the sun’s out and work goes on

  We were so happy to get another good rain. It came at night with a lot of thunder and lightning but no severe weather. We were worried about getting hail from the storm, but...

A good-hearted homesteader desperately needs your help

I'm not a person who ever asks for serious help for myself. But here goes: Our wonderful apprentice, Alisha, lives in northern Wisconsin with her boyfriend, Pete. Last year he was at work and...

Finally, we got rain!

Yesterday we got a blessed ¾ inch of nice, steady rain. No hail. No strong winds. No torrential downpour. And to make it better, we're supposed to get some more this week too. (We'll...

Life is a bowl of cherries …

Okay, maybe not some days. Take yesterday for instance. A friend gifted me with 25 pounds of wonderful sweet black cherries. As sweet cherries are not hardy here, we can't grow them, so this...