Amid our spring planting, a horrible fire destroys apartment building where David’s girlfriend lives

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We were busy erecting and planting our hoop houses, complaining how late we were getting that done this year due to my knee surgery and the goofy spring (a foot of snow on the...

We took time to party

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On Saturday, we drove down to my son, Bill's, for granddaughter Ava's fifth birthday party. The weather was nice and we had a great time visiting with all the family and Bill's friend, Andy...

Jackie’s Fall Homesteading Seminar

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We're planning our fall homesteading seminar and are ready to take deposits.This seminar should be a great one, covering such topics as bringing in the harvest, using a pressure canner, canning meats and vegetables,...

The Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Conference was a big success

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I flew down to Aberdeen, South Dakota, on Wednesday afternoon as my first workshop was on Thursday. It was an all-afternoon session on gardening and canning. I'm always amazed at how many folks have...

Our homestead has grown another 40 acres

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The forty acres adjacent to ours (down what we call the Wolf Road, an old lumbering trail off our driveway) was for sale by the Potlatch Timber Company. And, as David needed a place...