We’re looking at frozen water lines as preparedness practice

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Hey, we talk about preparedness day and night it seems, but how prepared ARE we? Water is always one of the biggest deals. Luckily, we feel we have it about covered. After all, even...

Our turkey hens have new nest boxes

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Last year we had trouble with hatching turkey poults. Too many hens would try laying and sitting in the same nest box; eggs would get broken and the eggs would chill and no babies...

We spent Mother’s Day repairing vole damage in our orchard

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We had a crappy fall with heavy rain daily, turning to snow that stayed all winter. Unfortunately, the snow stacked up and the nasty voles that tunnel under the snow, also tunneled up and...

Our snow is here to stay, I’m thinking

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We do our outside chores then come inside to work hard at shelling corn, winnowing away the chaff in the wind outside, then stock both our shelf bins and seed packets, print out labels,...

Q and A: raising hogs, pinto beans, and pigs eating walnuts

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Raising hogs My husband and I are considering raising a couple of hogs. My question is about their feed and fencing. I saw that you and Will had used pallets for housing and fencing for...