We took a break from spring planting for a road trip

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The reason for the "road trip" was to look at a POA (Pony of the Americas — appaloosa pony) my sister found advertised on Craigslist. You'll remember our granddaughter, Ava, loves horses and really...

Now I know how to make it rain!

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All Will has to do is take the bulldozer out and install three culverts along with cutting ditches on both sides of our mile plus driveway, and — ta da! — it rains two...

Holy Cow! It’s not supposed to be in the nineties in northern Minnesota

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For the second week now, we're experiencing a terrific (for us!) heat wave with steady temperatures in the nineties every day. What makes it so hard for us is that we're in our frantic...

I canned up the first batch of asparagus yesterday

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I'd planned on canning asparagus for a couple of days then got busy, bringing in all the flats of plants off of the back deck. The forecast for the night was a frost warning...

Watch out; there’s a canning lid shortage!

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My friend, Dara, called me the other day saying she had been in the stores and there were no canning jar lids. I asked her what stores she'd checked in and, as I was...