Finally the weather is warming up!

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But we still have tons of snow on the ground -- several feet! And mud and water running everywhere. Will's been working on the rock wall behind the living room stove every day, knowing...

Q and A: using a fermenting crock for meat and peeling Hopi Pale Gray...

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Using fermenting crock for meat My husband would like to cure some meat in my German fermenting crock. Will my crock be safe to use again for cabbage? It is glazed on the inside. Jean Ann...

When it’s chilly, I can chili

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We're having more typical fall weather.  Finally!  It only rains every other day now, but the temps are falling with the leaves.  And because it's been cooler in the new greenhouse, the...

Getting ready for spring planting; I’m saving squash seeds

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Our pumpkins and squash are storing very well. We have them tucked here and there around the entryway and closet. They don't go to the basement, as both pumpkins and squash like a warmer...

Frosty mornings make you think of splitting firewood

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There was so much frost on the vehicles this morning when David left for school that he came in and grabbed the digital camera to take a picture. It was in the teens and...