Our mama wild turkey is back

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On Saturday, Will came tearing into the house and I was afraid some catastrophe had happened. But when he told me "The wild turkey is back!" I about jumped up and down in excitement....

Today it’s really warm … up to 33 degrees

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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...

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

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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...

Will got the wind charger up and running

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Will finally got a good day to put up the wind charger, after several months of it sitting in a snowbank because there was snow on the storage barn's roof, making it too dangerous...

Q and A: wood heating, dehydrated foods, and jars leaking in pressure canner

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Wood heating We need to find a more efficient way of heating our home. We have a fire place and use it, but when the electricity goes off, as it does frequently, we need more...