Even in the cold, some jobs must be done

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We've had unseasonal cold but we're still pushing on, trying to get some projects finished before winter really hits in earnest. One of these projects is the concrete pad for the wood boiler. Will's...

Great News! Backwoods Home Magazine will be back in print!

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I just got an e-mail from Dave Duffy, the publisher of BHM saying his son, Sam, will be re-launching the print edition of the magazine. It will be the same as before with all...

The sun is drying things out so we can get to work

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After lots of rain, which turned our central and north gardens to clay mush, the sun has been out daily and things are starting to dry. It's a good thing too, as our central...

I hope your Christmas was as happy as ours

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Ashley and I baked for a week. Cookies, pies, candy, and finally Will's Cheescake (you can find this recipe and more in my pantry cookbook). I had to laugh though. Due to our generator...

Winter seems to be setting in for good

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Although we had thought winter was here already, we got a week of thawing (which made everything a lake of ice), but it's looking serious now. Luckily, yesterday was nice and even sunny at...