Even though it was small, our seminar was a great success

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This fall we only had one person attend our canning/homesteading seminar. But I'm sure Erin had fun and learned a lot. And being the only person, she got our undivided personal attention. We canned...

We had really dense smoke for two days

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When I got up at 5 a.m., everything was orange. The trees, the grass — everything. The smoke was so dense I thought we had a fire nearby. You couldn't even see across the...

Mittens not only kills mice and rabbits, but weasels too

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Our little half-pint kitty, Mittens, has turned out to be a very efficient homestead varmint catcher. She's caught hundreds of mice, voles and shrews, several full-sized rabbits and lately, she's caught three weasels! Now...

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...

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...