Although it’s early, the pantry shelves are filling up

On Friday I picked another big basket full of Provider and Strike green beans. Holy cow are these ever productive! This was the fourth picking on that row, and I ended up with 15...

Good news, my ulcer has healed up

Yesterday I went down to Duluth, to have an EGD to see if my bleeding ulcer had healed up after my stay in the hospital early this spring. Ta Da! All nicely healed. We...

Our first tomatoes are ripe

The tomatoes are slow this year due to the intense heat we had early on when they were starting to set blossoms. (When it gets hot, the plants throw their blooms, due to stress.)...

We’re finally getting some hay in

After such a rainy end to the drought, Will has finally been able to get hay cut and baled. On Friday, he, David, and Blake put about 150 square bales into the barn and...

Harvest time starts in earnest

Although we have been harvesting for a couple months now, including our asparagus and rhubarb, not to mention lettuce, radishes, pigweed, and lamb's quarter, our main harvesting started yesterday. I'd been watching the first...