Q and A: Canning chicken, saving seeds, and shelf life of canned bacon

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Canning chicken I am getting ready to can up some chickens that are taking up space in my freezer. I'm not having much luck locating wide mouth half pint jars in our area since they...

Of donkeys and tomatoes

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Since her birth, I've been working with Crystal, our little red baby burro. She thinks she's a people or I'm a donkey...I'm not sure which. But she is totally fearless. And she's already trained...

The last campfire of the year was for burning my cast iron pans

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We love sitting around the campfire at night. There's just something comforting about those flickering flames and the smell of pine smoke. Maybe it's the Native in us? But this time, I had more...

Will’s finally here and we’re getting lots done

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Will finally got here Saturday after several plane problems. I thought he'd "take a day off," but he was rarin' to get started on the addition. So he started off by wiring the whole...

Another deer season, another canning lesson

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My oldest son, Bill, shot a nice seven-point buck the first weekend of season this year. And he called to ask if he could come and spend some "quality time" with me and, of...