We’ve been haying

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: canning caramels and blight on tomatoes

Canning caramel I have checked the archives and your canning book, but still wondering about canning caramel, not caramel sauce. My husband found a great deal just after the holidays ($2 for 5lbs, we ended...

We will be having another homestead seminar in August

Three intensive days to visit and explore our 120-acre wild woods retreat; a fun and exciting learning experience! Covered in this second seminar will be these important skills: Canning jams, jellies, and preserves Canning vegetables using...

Q and A: canning in tainted water and canning corn

Canning in tainted water I'm new to canning. I've been at it for about two years starting with jellies and have been slowly trying new things. The problem is that I have small children so...

Spring’s on the way so we’re finishing indoor projects fast

With snow melting outdoors and little pepper plants happily growing in our greenhouse, we're trying to finish up a few indoor projects because we probably won't be getting at them, come warm weather. Will...