We had a quiet, happy New Year

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Where most folks went out partying, we just stayed home and enjoyed the fire in the wood stove. No, we sure didn't stay up until midnight to watch the ball drop. Hey, we're homesteaders,...

We had an unexpected Christmas present

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On Christmas evening, David and Elizabeth invited us over to their house to have a late Christmas dinner with his family and Elizabeth's parents. That was very nice, and we enjoyed the evening very...

Will’s doing much better

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In fact, when I came home from town, where I was mailing seed orders and getting feed, I came down the driveway and saw him heading to David's house on the four-wheeler! I was...

Well, we hope our string of bad luck has broken

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Today, Will got a new starter after having to cut the old one apart with a reciprocating saw! A bit extreme, maybe, but both he and I had the same idea, the same morning,...

It’s amazing what you can get done with a few nice days

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After feeling pressured from being so behind in a lot of things, with these warm, sunny days, so unusual for northern Minnesota, we're finally getting caught up. Whew! That feels so much better. Yesterday,...