Our drought has finally broken

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After all summer of fighting drought, we are finally receiving regular rain. Last night we got nearly ¾ of an inch. The pasture is regrowing and I have to mow the lawn, which is...

Q and A: Amish cole slaw, insects and weather, and pickle crisp

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Amish cole slaw I'd love to try your canned Amish cole slaw recipe, but have a question: Should the liquid you pour on the cabbage be heated to boiling? Lynda King Bolton, Massachusetts No, it is not necessary...

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...

Our roof is dripping

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We've had some nice, warm weather lately and the snow is quickly melting off of our house roof. Yesterday several inches of ice and snow slid off the storage barn with a huge crash....

We got that hay up!

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By the grace of God, we got another 18 big round bales up before the rain. That brings our total this year up to just under sixty bales. Now if we can just get...