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...

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...

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 amazing what you can get done with nice weather here

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While I'm busy transplanting over-grown tomato seedlings into very tall Styrofoam cups, Will is out at the end of the Wolf Road, cutting up the ash logs for firewood and hauling them home to...

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...