We got a lot done this past week

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Just as soon as Will finished the siding on our storage barn, we got it stained. Then Will stained the wood rack he'd built next to the south wall of the storage barn. He...

We’re experiencing a near-blizzard

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Yesterday the snow and wind started in force. We'd learned of the storm forecast the day before, so we set out extra big round bales for the cows and horses and Will hauled up...

Things are back to normal after the holidays

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Despite the clinging cold spell we've been up against for the last two weeks, the homestead is rolling along fairly smoothly. On the "warmer" days when it's barely above zero, Will starts the diesel...

Canning keeps on going on…

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…but we're also still harvesting seeds. Today Ashley and I shelled two gallons of beautiful Bear Island Chippewa corn. I just can't get over how beautiful it is and how fat those colorful kernels...

Cloudy, drizzly weather lets Will work on our water system

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Our 12-volt water pump, which gives us water pressure from our two storage tanks in the basement, to our outlets like the sinks, toilet, and washing machine, was getting worn out. Will decided to...