The bugs are slowing down drastically

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After being severely powdered, the blister beetles seem to have mostly died or flown elsewhere. We're thankful as Will had even found and powdered those in some of our bush beans. That's a first!...

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!

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You'll remember that with the drought last year, we had lots of grasshoppers? Well, with half of them being female, they laid lots of eggs. Just like in Laura Ingles Wilder's book. And, this...

And you think YOU’VE got weeds?

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A lot of folks have the very mistaken notion that Will and Jackie have these perfect gardens with no weeds. Ha ha ha! Especially this year, we sure have plenty of them. The pigweed...

Picking pin cherries and chokecherries to make Famous Jackie’s Mustang Cherry sauce

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Well, I beat the birds to my pin cherry trees. Almost. Kind of. I was out there picking with David in the morning because I'd seen cedar waxwings down the trail. They can clean...

We are getting badly needed rain

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Just in time, Will got our square bales of hay in the barn, with the help of friends, Mike and Jason, who came for a visit. We have a teenage girl, Charis, daughter of...