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...

For me, canning season goes on all year long

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While some folks only can during — or shortly after — harvest season, I can year around. I still have some frozen venison from the buck our son Bill shot, so two days ago...

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...

Q and A: canning partially frozen meat and double stacking jars in the pressure...

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Canning partially frozen meat My freezer went on the fritz, so I wanted to can up all the meat I had in there before it went bad. Now, because I had so much and was...

Well, it keeps on snowing and it’s not even Halloween

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What an unusual year this has been. And from what I hear, all over the country too. We've got another snowstorm moving in on us and it's snowing like mad. Preparing for it, Will...