Indian Summer has come; we’re feeling great and getting a lot done

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Slowly, slowly, Will and I are feeling better and doing more every day. Besides the "getting ready for winter" stuff, (canning, and building projects), I took time to get the log siding on the...

It may be mid winter, but it’s garden planning time here!

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You may think I'm nuts, but I'm planning my next gardens right now, at -14 degrees, with a foot of snow on the ground. As it's cool in our greenhouse, I have to start...

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...

Q and A: canning broth, cloudy broth, canning potatoes, and canning nopales

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Canning broth When canning with chicken or beef stock would I consider this meat and use the higher canning time required? Judith Almand Lithia, Florida No. If you are canning just broth with no meat, you...

The wild fruits look great this year…so far

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We have more blooms on all of our wild fruits this spring than we ever had before. The pin cherries, wild plums, strawberries, chokecherries, Juneberries, and, of course, the star of the north woods,...