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...

Yes, it’s still raining

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I can't believe this fall — rain, rain, rain. I so wish I could send some to you guys who are suffering drought! But winter's coming so we have to work through the rain...

It’s time to go through our storage bins in the root cellar

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It's early spring and I'm going through our onions and potatoes, checking for soft veggies. Luckily, I've only found a dozen onions softening up. The Dakota Pearl potatoes are just barely getting sprouts and...

How times change!

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Twenty-five years ago friends bought a piece of wild woods in northern Minnesota where electricity was not available. There was no cabin or other buildings and friends of theirs and their family thought they...

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...