We spent Mother’s Day repairing vole damage in our orchard

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We had a crappy fall with heavy rain daily, turning to snow that stayed all winter. Unfortunately, the snow stacked up and the nasty voles that tunnel under the snow, also tunneled up and...

With all the snow, the deer are having a hard time

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When I drove to town today, I saw four deer standing on the road. I stopped back a ways to let them decide what they wanted to do. Finally they turned around and jumped...

We didn’t let a foot of new snow stop progress

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Although we had a foot, plus of new snow and a wind to drift it, Will got out early the next morning, swept off the plow truck, and got to plowing. My son, Bill,...

Are any of you getting tired of winter?

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We sure are. Yesterday we got four more inches of snow and it dropped to -21° F last night and the high today is -4. But at least the sun is out and that...

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,...