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...

The bottom fell out of the temperature last night.

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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...

I’m canning again… Still?

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For some folks, canning comes in the fall, then they're done for the year. I can all year long. With the huge jump in the price of grain, it was time we butchered our...

Will and Jackie’s August 2013 homesteading seminar

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Will and Jackie's 2013 homesteading seminar will take place beginning Friday August 23rd, through Sunday August 25th, on their homestead about 80 miles north of Duluth, Minnesota. If you are interested in a hands-on...

New friends are always welcome

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You'd think, living way back here in the woods of northern Minnesota, we'd be isolated from human contact, at least to some extent. Not so. Especially because I write for BHM. A couple of...