With warmer weather we’ve been busy

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Of course, that's nothing new, but it is so nice to be outside on nice days. Our fruit trees are budding, including the Chestnut crab that we love and thought the voles had killed...

We had a very sad weekend

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On Friday, I noticed our baby goat, Nuevo, was getting an enlarged lower belly. I suspected a urinary calculi even though bladder stones are pretty rare in male goats so young. I called our...

It was so nice — then it snowed

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After all, this is northern Minnesota, so we expect snow way into April. But after 60-degree days and no freezing at night, all of our snow had melted and the sun was out. The...

Old Rusty came home Sunday

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My oldest son, Bill, has a 3/4 ton diesel pickup with a gooseneck trailer that can haul the weight of Old Rusty, Will's new guy-toy (Dresser bulldozer) so we planned on having a family...

Our first peppers are doing really well

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After less than a week, the first hot peppers are popping up. First you see their "backs," the curved part of the stem that comes up out of the soil. Then follows the first...