Snow’s coming … too soon

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We heard the dreaded four letter word: snow! And eight inches plus is forecast. In Northern Minnesota, that means it'll probably stick all winter. This will most likely be our first permanent snowfall (which...

Aren’t friends the best?

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Oh yes, they are. Two of my friends, Dara and Leslie came over yesterday morning to help me weed. And weed we did, from 10:00 to nearly 3:00! The Sand garden had a few...

Q and A: how long to wait for foods to pickle and preparing the...

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How long to wait for foods to pickle My wife canned some Dilly Beans last night for the first time. She was wondering how long they need to sit in the jar till they are...

Q and A: processing spaghetti sauce with olive oil, turnips and rutabagas, and seed...

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Processing spaghetti sauce with olive oil I canned many new recipes from your book since I had an awesome garden this year. In your recipe for salsa, thickened with tomato paste I used 2 -...

Heirloom Seeds now available

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JACKIE AND WILL'S 2014 SEEDS The list of seeds we have for sale this year is ready. We only listed seeds that we grow and love. Some of them are very rare and thus in...