The peppers are coming up

After only five days, our peppers are popping up. Literally — they just show their "backs," then up they pop. Yesterday I took some out of the plastic so the humidity wouldn't...

It’s still frigid, but we’re still plugging along

For instance, last night it was -40° F and yesterday, our high was -24° F. Hey, it keeps northern Minnesota under-populated … But I can't lie; I'll sure be glad when Saturday...

Whew, even we are getting pretty tired of sub-zero temperatures

For the last two weeks, we've been confronted by a period of really cold weather. For instance, on Friday, our high was -18! And the low? -40 F and that's temperature, not...

Today the sun is shining

Who cares if it is -16 out? Not us, after all it's mid-January in northern Minnesota. Besides, we've got plenty to do inside. I finished off the rendering of my lard and...

I’ve been busy rendering and canning lard

We're so thankful to have received a big box of pork fat to render down. I'll admit I'm doing it the "lazy" way. As it's already ground, all I do is pack...