Will went to the sale barn; we now have five more calves!

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Our neighbor, Jerry Yourceck, called Will two days ago and asked if he'd go with him to the livestock sale barn to help haul cattle. (Jerry is in his eighties and I think he...

We finally got rain

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It was getting pretty dry around here and our fire danger was up to a red flag so we kind of held our breath for several days. But because it was dry, Will managed...

Q and A: age of canned beef, canning leftovers, and hoop house

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Age of canned beef About 8 years ago I canned a lot of sliced beef, and meat-based tomato sauce, in my pressure canner. It's still there, should I throw it away now? Margaret Baker Valleford, Washington If it...

Everyone’s enjoying the sun

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I noticed our "wild" roosters (the ones who refuse to live in the chicken coop) sitting out in the sun in front of the storage barn on hay piled there. They were taking full...

Spring’s here and I’m relocating red squirrels

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This last week has been sunny and above freezing (except for nights, which have been sub-zero to low single digits). Much of our snow has melted, and I've started live trapping some of our...