Q and A: cooking on a wood burner and butchering older roosters

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Cooking on a wood burner I always thought I'd be able to cook on my wood burner, but I decided to give it a try and the top of the stove only gets about 130...

We’ve been spending a lot of time keeping everyone warm

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Under the spell of the Polar Vortex, we've experienced temperatures of -40° F every night with highs often reaching, perhaps -13°. Today was a heat wave! It only got to 40 below last night...

With Christmas approaching, we’re dashing around madly

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Of course part of the family is coming to help us celebrate Christmas so I'm pulling out a ham and figuring out what goodies to make between now and then. (Of course there is...

I hope your Christmas was as happy as ours

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Ashley and I baked for a week. Cookies, pies, candy, and finally Will's Cheescake (you can find this recipe and more in my pantry cookbook). I had to laugh though. Due to our generator...

Will finally started the wood kitchen range

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This year has been so busy that I just didn't get around to cleaning and starting the wood kitchen range. Last night, it was -18 degrees, so we were so glad to have it...