Spencer had surgery

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Our faithful "BIG DOG" Black Lab, has Spencer, had a tumor on his hind leg. Although it was relatively small and didn't seem attached, we opted to just leave it alone. But over the...

We attended the Orr Homesteading and Sustainable Living Expo

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After a busy weekend speaking and hosting the Seed Treasures booth at the Expo in Orr, Minnesota, we dove right into getting ready for our homesteading seminar here at the home place. Whew! It...

We spent Sunday delivering beef to customers

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Ever have to be in two places at once? Not uncommon for us. For instance, we had two steers butchered and yesterday was the day we'd arranged to meet various customers who bought quarters...

The seed starting is gearing up, even in below zero temps

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I've got all our pepper seeds started and am nearly done with the tomatoes. We had some old squash and pumpkin seeds, some of which were donated by a reader to whom I sent...

We finally got a Baltimore Oriole

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After weeks of waiting, we were finally rewarded by seeing a Baltimore Oriole in a birch tree off of our deck. He tried to drink from our hummingbird feeder with no results. He flew...