Sorry for not blogging

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After a lengthy downhill slide, Mom passed away Friday morning, at the nursing home, in her sleep. We had known it was coming as she had been failing quickly, so my sisters and I...

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...

So far we’ve had a great fruit harvest

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Besides harvesting many wild pin cherries and chokecherries, the wild plums are coming on like mad. Not to mention our own tame fruit. We've been especially thrilled with our Hansen's Bush Cherries. The fruit...

A visit to the apple man, Beryl Novak

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Because we're starting a new homestead and planting lots of fruit trees, I was tickled to meet a self-taught fruit tree expert while shopping last year. Since then, I've been to his homestead up...

Our Fall is back?

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We're having strange weather this year. After temps near zero, all of a sudden we've got this warming trend hitting us. I'm not complaining as we are able to get a lot done and...