Sometimes it only takes a phone call

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We had been noticing a new logging site about 10 miles south of us where there were several large piles of scrap logs left over. Luckily, David noticed a sign with the logger's name...

We have a new, part-time apprentice

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On Saturday, we were happy to welcome our newest part-time apprentice, Kelly, to our homestead. She lives about four hours south of us in Minnesota and has e-mailed and talked on the phone with...

Our peppers are up and growing; I’ll plant tomatoes tomorrow!

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I planted 16 different varieties of peppers two weeks and three days ago. Today, 90% of them are up and growing, as well as my petunias. I want both of these to be quite...

Q and A: Killing the nasties, Canning bacon, and Wild strawberries

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Killing the nasties I've come late in life to food storage and I am still nervous. I have no problem doing pickles or jelly, but anything else, especially with meat in it, I'm terrified I'll...

You’re so lucky to have a son who works so hard!

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 Fortunate, for sure.  Lucky?  Maybe.  Or maybe it's just that he's always been with his dad and I, wanting to "help" with whatever we were doing.  And since he was a little kid, maybe...