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...

Q and A: canning pear butter, storing brown rice, and wood usage

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Canning pear butter I made some pear butter this past summer and it is really thick. If it is too thick can it fall in the same category as pureed squash? Sheryl Napier Newport News, Virginia No, because...

We have a new calf

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For two days now, we've been getting a very nice rain. So far we've gotten a little more than half an inch and it's still raining. Hooray! Our fields and pastures, not to mention...

Boy, there’s lots of meat on a big buck!

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I've been cutting up and canning venison meals for days now, and I've still got more to go. Luckily, it's been below freezing, and the venison is storing well out on the front porch,...

On our last “good” day, we hurried to get another load of wood in

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According to the weather forecast, our above normal temperatures and clear days are about to come to an end. Snow and colder temperatures are on the way. So while I hurried to can up...