We’ve been haying

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With a stretch of hot, dry weather, we've started our haying in earnest. Yesterday we put up more than 100 bales in the loft of our storage building and this morning, Will and our...

Q and A: doing chores in freezing weather and frozen strawberries

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Doing chores in freezing weather I have been following your temperatures almost daily and I wonder how you do your chores with such very cold temps. Must be a challenge. And how do your chickens...

Q and A: pint and a half jars and processing choke cherries

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Pint and a half jars and processing choke cherries I just recently bought the new tall pint and half jars, but realized there are no instructions out there on canning with them. Should I just...

Q and A: Canning meat and watering pigs

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Canning meat I'm getting brave enough to want to learn to start canning. When you talk of browning meat before canning, are you fully cooking the meat? And if you pour boiling water over it...

Now we’re working on two barns!

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As if one new barn wasn't enough, now we're working on two barns. After Will came home with five new bottle calves, and we got such a good deal on several more, we suddenly...