While Will stacks up more firewood, I’m doing photo shoots for the recipe book

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Will went out again today and brought home another load of magnificent, dead, solid ash firewood. This stuff is large, with some butts being about 18 inches in diameter, full tree length! He had...

Q and A: How much canning in a year? and Cornish cross update

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How much canning in a year? How many jars of canned food do you put up in a years time; on average? I have been canning all summer and probably have put up about 500...

We had another family work day, processing venison

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My oldest son, Bill, brought his quartered buck up Friday night and we spent the weekend cutting and processing the venison. His wife, Kelly, wanted mostly stewing meat and burger as he'd already cut...

Sun and warmer weather

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It sure makes a difference in both what you get done in a day and how you feel if it's sunny and warm. Of course when the sun's out, our solar panels are charging...

We got our first good freeze, and boy are we harvesting!

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Despite falling off our barn roof, we still got a great, productive (although very weedy!) garden this year. Our plants outdid themselves. Before the freeze, we'd already harvested and put up about four bushels...