Our drought is getting very serious

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We still haven't had a good rain. Some nearby towns have put outdoor use (watering lawns or washing cars) water restrictions in place and a few people's wells have gone dry. The trees in...

We’re having to reduce our watering

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Although our gardens sure need it, we've had to reduce our watering as the hole below David's cabin will only support ½ hour running of two sprinklers once a day now and our barn...

We dodged a big storm

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Thankfully our projected freezing rain and 8 inches of snow turned south before reaching us today. That's especially nice as yesterday David was able to throw together his very own storage barn. Well, a...

Finally, spring is here!

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After the second longest winter in northern Minnesota history, spring is finally here. Our temperature today is a sunny 50 and the snow and ice are going away fast. (Usually, we're in the garden...

We have water!

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When you live off grid, you need to learn to color outside the lines. Our water lines, both from our new well at the barn and our house well, froze and we were without...