We’re getting ready to boot up our solar capability

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After Will installed our last, nine-panel solar array, I did the happy dance. Then I could run not only the household electric needs but also do the complete laundry, including the wringer washer and...

We woke up to -7 yesterday morning

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So I was kind of surprised when it had warmed up to 5 above, Will asked if I wanted to go down and split a truckload of firewood. What the heck — I put...

On our last “good” day, we hurried to get another load of wood in

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According to the weather forecast, our above normal temperatures and clear days are about to come to an end. Snow and colder temperatures are on the way. So while I hurried to can up...

We can’t stop COVID-19 but we can bring in firewood and save seeds

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With all the unrest and worry around the country, it's no wonder doctors are seeing a spike in depression, countrywide. But I feel lucky; as homesteaders, Will and I have real world things to...

Boy, there’s lots of meat on a big buck!

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I've been cutting up and canning venison meals for days now, and I've still got more to go. Luckily, it's been below freezing, and the venison is storing well out on the front porch,...