If the drought wasn’t enough, now we have grasshoppers

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I've been noticing way more grasshoppers around this year than normal. And now they're getting bigger, you really notice them as every step you take, you send up a big cloud before you. I...

Harvest continues despite our drought

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From a too-rainy early summer, we've moved on to drought. It seems the weather gets stuck in one mode or another lately. So we broke out the irrigation pump last week and got everything...

Q and A: canning spaghetti and storing water

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Canning spaghetti sauce We like to use Prego and Ragu sauces and add meat for our pasta meals. Can we pressure can the store bought/meat added sauces? If so, what times and pressures would we...

The sun came out and it was 37 degrees yesterday

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It's amazing how much gets done when the sun is out! I really think the sun increases your energy in the winter. Besides, when it's above 30 outside chores are so much more pleasant....

We’re making good use of our spell of good weather

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Because we know the "other season" is roaring down on us like a freight train, Will's still busy working on the water line insulation. And because last year our neighbor ran over our frost-free...