It was so nice — then it snowed

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After all, this is northern Minnesota, so we expect snow way into April. But after 60-degree days and no freezing at night, all of our snow had melted and the sun was out. The...

Old Rusty came home Sunday

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My oldest son, Bill, has a 3/4 ton diesel pickup with a gooseneck trailer that can haul the weight of Old Rusty, Will's new guy-toy (Dresser bulldozer) so we planned on having a family...

We had a productive workday yesterday

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Alisha, Dara, and Mike came over to help with the seeds. First, we packaged tons of seeds. Then, running out of one of our best Native heirloom pole beans, Blue Shackamaxon, Will showed everyone...

Our first peppers are doing really well

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After less than a week, the first hot peppers are popping up. First you see their "backs," the curved part of the stem that comes up out of the soil. Then follows the first...

Well, our nice weather came to a snowy end

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Last night, we got six inches of new, fluffy white. We were getting so spoiled with the nicer weather! I was planning on taking off the bean trellises in the House garden that got...