It always feels great to fill up those empty spots in the pantry

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I've been canning carrots like mad and boy, are they ever nice this year. They're plenty sweet, crisp, and have few lumps, bumps or extra arms and legs. I'm in a groove now. First...

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...

We woke up to snow!

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Holy mackerel, we heard it might happen but we went to bed thinking "gee, it's surely not going to really snow…" But snow covered the ground early this morning and temps reached 32° F....

We are almost done haying and canning has begun full time now.

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Finally, after two years of waiting to have enough seed for our wonderful Crawford beans, I had enough saved to plant extra trellises so we could both eat and can some. Well, we did...

Holy cow, Omicron is spreading like wildfire

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I called my oldest son, Bill, today and asked how pheasant hunting went yesterday. He and grandson, Mason, went down to southern Minnesota to join his friend, Scott and his kids at a game...