I canned on my new stove for the first time

What a trip! The stove heated perfectly even though I had to light it with a lighter not the electronic ignition. (Still don't have a pure sine wave inverter … but soon!) The quarts...

Even in the winter our apprentice is learning useful skills

Besides learning to spin wool, son, David, showed Alisha how to run the snowblower. His machine is pretty high-tech with a joy-stick control for the chute, double clutches for the wheels, etc. But after...

Spring is here

Well, almost … kind of. The sun's out and it's 32° F above zero. When I went out this morning to do my chores, I entered the chicken coop and discovered four new eggs....

Running, running, running

Sometimes it's something necessary. For instance, I had to drive to Duluth on Monday for a team meeting regarding Javid's care and future planning. I love visiting with Javid but not so much for...

With all the snow, the deer are having a hard time

When I drove to town today, I saw four deer standing on the road. I stopped back a ways to let them decide what they wanted to do. Finally they turned around and jumped...