We’re beginning to get ready for Christmas

Well, make that two Christmases. It's sort of like 12 Days of Christmas — only just two. The first will be Christmas Day when it'll just be Will, David, and me. In years past...

I finally got all of David’s venison canned up

It took a long time as I made four batches of jerky (different flavors) and diced the rest up for stewing meat. I got so much venison canned that I had to rearrange my...

The bottom fell out of the temperature last night.

When we woke up it was negative 16° F! In Minnesota that's cold for early November. Those beavers were sure right so far! So we run out, do chores then come back and work...

I’ll swear Will and I are growing webs between our toes

We've only had one sunny (kind of) day in a week. It's weather for ducks and geese. This makes getting anything done around here a nasty job — squish, squish, squish. We were thrilled...

We woke up to snow!

Holy mackerel, we heard it might happen but we went to bed thinking "gee, it's surely not going to really snow…" But snow covered the ground early this morning and temps reached 32° F....