A good-hearted homesteader desperately needs your help

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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...

Q and A: Canning without pressure canner, Canned corn and cherry tomatoes, and...

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Canning without a pressure canner  I grew up on a small farm. We canned everything -- all kinds of meat and veggies, in all kinds of recipes. I remember my mother and grandmother talking about...

David and Elizabeth’s new baby is here!

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We are so excited to welcome the newest member of the family. She weighed in at 7 pounds 11 ounces and is so cute. Both Mom and Delilah are doing well, and I got...

Haying season is heavily upon us

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Now that the rains have finally come and gone, the forecast is for a week of warm, sunny weather. So Will is busy cutting hay. Yesterday he cut for 10 hours straight, doing four...

Finally we’re coming to an end with our planting

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After weeks of planting, mostly by hand or using the push-type Earthway seeder, I'm about finished. All I've got left to plant are some onions and flowers I started inside. I'll bet I've walked...