Due to the cold spring, we’re behind in planting

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Behind, but daily getting more planted. We now have all of our tomatoes in the ground! Yea! Not all of them are mulched, staked, and caged, however. But we're slowly getting there — while...

Yep, we got the big snow

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We were expecting it and had gotten everything as ready as possible on the weekend. Then, on Sunday night, our friend, Tom, called to tell me his friend, who was going to drive him...

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’re preparing for another big snowstorm

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This time, they're forecasting power outages to be widespread, as the heavy, wet snow has frozen on the evergreen boughs, making them both extremely heavy and brittle. Of course, living off grid, that doesn't...

We’re trying to get ready for a big snowstorm

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Will hauled in extra firewood while I put new shavings down in the duck and chicken coops. I've been busy trying to shell out the two crates of Carminat pole beans. These lovely slender,...