If the drought wasn’t enough, now we have grasshoppers

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I've been noticing way more grasshoppers around this year than normal. And now they're getting bigger, you really notice them as every step you take, you send up a big cloud before you. I...

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...

Q&A: Buckwheat yeast pancake recipe, Canning potatoes with onions, and Weeds

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Buckwheat yeast pancake recipe Hi Jackie, I am looking for a good yeast based buckwheat pancake recipe. My father use to make a good buckwheat pancake when I was a child about 60 years ago but...

Our heat spell continues

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Our daytime temps are in the eighties and it's dry. So dry that Will has been able to get out and disc up our new corn and pumpkin patch, raising dust even! I've got the...

Hey, spring’s just around the corner (isn’t it?)

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Spring must be getting closer because I'm getting lots of seed catalogs. I've already gotten some of my favorites such as Pinetree Garden Seeds, Totally Tomatoes, and today, my favorite of favorites, Baker Creek...