We love off-season canning!

Most folks think of canning as only something you do in the fall when harvest is in. Sure, I do a lot more canning then, as I'm bringing in tons (literally) of ripe tomatoes,...

We’re beginning to get ready for Christmas

Well, make that two Christmases. It's sort of like 12 Days of Christmas — only just two. The first will be Christmas Day when it'll just be Will, David, and me. In years past...

We tried our first Theron’s Winter squash

And boy, was it a treat! First off, this squash is huge. Ours weighed 40 pounds. And the orange meat is so thick I had to have Will cut it open with Mom's old...

We’re madly trying to get our 2020 Seed Treasures catalog finished

Where do the days go, anyway? I'm thinking we have to give up sleeping or something, between normal homestead chores, canning, and getting ready for the 2020 garden. Already we're starting to get seed...

The bottom fell out of the temperature last night.

When we woke up it was negative 16° F! In Minnesota that's cold for early November. Those beavers were sure right so far! So we run out, do chores then come back and work...