It’s weird; after a night of 20 degrees, yesterday we hit 80.

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Our weather's been totally unusual this year, but with the current warm spell, we're thankful and making the best of it. Will's cutting hay on his last big field and I'm still picking beans...

We’ve had several freezing nights

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But harvesting and processing goes on. Every day I'm taking seed out of various tomatoes, melons, peppers, and beans, trying hard to save every single one. As this year was our worst gardening year...

And then my computer crashed

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Things were going along nicely … I was pulling in lots of dry beans, canning more corn, and taking seeds from our many tomato varieties. I brought two Bozeman watermelons to the house that...

Well, it froze!

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We'd been expecting a freeze and preparing mightily for it, but when we woke up to white on the grass, it was still sort of a shock. We did all we could, covering the...

After a night of 20° F, now we are having Indian Summer

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It always seems to happen that way; we work, covering everything we can with blankets, tarps, and whatever we can find. That buys us a few days. But then — like a couple of...