Q and A: Canning bacon grease and saving seeds

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Canning Bacon Grease I use bacon grease in frying eggs and sometimes potatoes and making cornbread. I have several jars of it in the refrigerator because my mother fries a lot of bacon and saves...

Whew, and I thought we were busy before…

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In addition to harvesting and saving seeds, last week I drove our friend, Tom, down to Mayo Clinic for an appointment. Rochester is about a 5-hour drive from here, right through St. Paul's traffic....

We got snow!

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After some nice days of sun and 70's, today it got really cloudy. Then it began snowing like crazy. Wow! We didn't enjoy that one bit. But we had lots to do indoors. Will...

Sorry to be so late blogging!

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We've been fighting against frost, which has been threatening nearly every day. We've been picking, husking corn, pulling in beans, and, lately, covering rare crops as we were under a frost advisory. Yesterday, our...

Yep, we’re still harvesting

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Despite the freeze, we're still in full harvest mode. It didn't get cold enough to hurt our pumpkins, as they had lots of vine cover. It has warmed up quite a bit, so we...