Boy, there’s lots of meat on a big buck!

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I've been cutting up and canning venison meals for days now, and I've still got more to go. Luckily, it's been below freezing, and the venison is storing well out on the front porch,...

Reader’s Question: Green chicken meat

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Hi Jackie! Love your column! Here's my question: Have you ever found GREEN meat in your roast chicken? If so - do you throw the whole bird out - or just pick out the...

Our wedding cow

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What do old, going-to-be-married homesteaders buy each other for their wedding? Diamonds, jewels, a tractor? No. Will and I bought a milk cow. Last year we went to Carol and Abner Miller's farm down...

Our lovely onions join our other pantry food

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Our onions did so much better this year. Last year, most of our onions went double and many had soft neck rot, due to the rain and cold growing conditions. This year, we grew...

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...