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...

It always feels great to fill up those empty spots in the pantry

I've been canning carrots like mad and boy, are they ever nice this year. They're plenty sweet, crisp, and have few lumps, bumps or extra arms and legs. I'm in a groove now. First...

We finally got our new inverter

On Friday the 13th we got our new pure sine wave inverter after the mix-up with Amazon. Will quickly read and re-read the instruction booklet just to make sure he totally understood how to...

Homesteading isn’t all peaches and cream — sometimes it’s weeds and sour milk.

Generally homesteading is a wonderfully fulfilling life. That's until you go out first thing in the dewy morning to see six cows happily munching down the last of the Seneca Sunrise sweet corn in...

We woke up to snow!

Holy mackerel, we heard it might happen but we went to bed thinking "gee, it's surely not going to really snow…" But snow covered the ground early this morning and temps reached 32° F....