New chickens on the homestead get a new coop

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We had unexpected new chickens. My oldest son, Bill, called to say that his father-in-law had 12 heavy laying hens that he was given in the spring and he didn't want to winter them....

Well, Minnesota is due to go into lockdown Friday morning

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We knew it was coming since Michigan and Wisconsin ended up doing that recently as the Covid-19 virus increased in strength. So we sold packages of seeds to a local fellow who wanted to...

I’m back in the saddle

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I'm sure all of you are wondering what the heck was going on with me. After all, I missed a few blogs. Well, my "health issue" was a bleeding ulcer. No, I'm not stressed,...

We love off-season canning!

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Most folks think of canning as only something you do in the fall when harvest is in. Sure, I do a lot more canning then, as I'm bringing in tons (literally) of ripe tomatoes,...

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...