We’re into the “gettin’ ready for winter” mode

Although we have the woodshed stuffed full, which is about two years' worth, we are now filling our enclosed back porch with small wood. (This is the popple sapling poles that Will saves when...

We finally got our new inverter

On Friday the 13th we got our new pure sine wave inverter after the mix-up with Amazon. Will quickly read and re-read the instruction booklet just to make sure he totally understood how to...

Q and A: canning jam and heater for root cellar

Canning jam I made some jam a few days ago and missed one of the jars in the water bath. It cooled off along with the water. I found it the next day and the...

Today it’s really warm … up to 33 degrees

We've been having cold, snowy weather lately, including some below zero days. On one of those cold nights, our friend's supermarket burned. As it's the only one in Cook (our nearest town) a whole...

The sun came out and it was 37 degrees yesterday

The deer have built-in clocks; they always are right there, waiting, when I bring down the feed. It's amazing how much gets done when the sun is out!...