We love off-season canning!

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,...

We’re madly trying to get our 2020 Seed Treasures catalog finished

Where do the days go, anyway? I'm thinking we have to give up sleeping or something, between normal homestead chores, canning, and getting ready for the 2020 garden. Already we're starting to get seed...

I finally got all of David’s venison canned up

It took a long time as I made four batches of jerky (different flavors) and diced the rest up for stewing meat. I got so much venison canned that I had to rearrange my...

It’s snowing

After a week of near normal temperatures (in the mid thirties and a bit lower) with no rain and just a touch of snow, Will's been working like a dog cutting down and dragging...

The bottom fell out of the temperature last night.

When we woke up it was negative 16° F! In Minnesota that's cold for early November. Those beavers were sure right so far! So we run out, do chores then come back and work...