We just dodged a blizzard by a few miles

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We knew we were going to get hit by a big snow storm and rushed around to get ready as they were forecasting up to eight inches of snow. There are always things to...

Our hens are starting to lay

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I just went out to gather eggs as my girls are really kicking production into high gear. I have to laugh — I've got one Americauna hen who insists on flying over the coop...

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...

We have a new, part-time apprentice

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On Saturday, we were happy to welcome our newest part-time apprentice, Kelly, to our homestead. She lives about four hours south of us in Minnesota and has e-mailed and talked on the phone with...

It’s snowing

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After a week of near normal temperatures (in the mid thirties and a bit lower) with no rain and just a touch of snow, Will's been working like a dog cutting down and dragging...