The snow melted and Will has the brush piles about gone

Will burned the brush piles as the last heavy snow started melting. They burned very well and he used the tractor to shove the piles closer together as they burned. Now, nearly a week...

Homesteading isn’t all peaches and cream — sometimes it’s weeds and sour milk.

Generally homesteading is a wonderfully fulfilling life. That's until you go out first thing in the dewy morning to see six cows happily munching down the last of the Seneca Sunrise sweet corn in...

Boy, did we get clobbered with snow

They said it was going to snow pretty bad so we got ready, moving things we hadn't gotten out of the way, putting the snowplow on the truck, making sure the animals had plenty...

Q and A: pressure canner trouble and planting heirloom vegetables

Pressure canner trouble I ordered a Presto canner and tried it out first to make sure I could keep the pressure at 10 lbs as required. I didn't have much luck. I did more research...

Q and A: canning pear butter, storing brown rice, and wood usage

Canning pear butter I made some pear butter this past summer and it is really thick. If it is too thick can it fall in the same category as pureed squash? Sheryl Napier Newport News, Virginia No, because...