Our beavers say it’s going to be a dry year

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They've built up their dam extra high this spring. And as we haven't had any rain in two weeks, I'm beginning to see why. Using this dry spell, Will spread a good layer of...

Isn’t life interesting?

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We were doing just fine on Tuesday. There was a heat wave with sunshine and temperatures in the high thirties. I drove into town for feed and to mail a bag of seed orders...

Finally we’re coming to an end with our planting

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After weeks of planting, mostly by hand or using the push-type Earthway seeder, I'm about finished. All I've got left to plant are some onions and flowers I started inside. I'll bet I've walked...

We woke up to snow!

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Holy mackerel, we heard it might happen but we went to bed thinking "gee, it's surely not going to really snow…" But snow covered the ground early this morning and temps reached 32° F....

Homesteading isn’t all peaches and cream — sometimes it’s weeds and sour milk.

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Generally homesteading is a wonderfully fulfilling life. That's until you go out first thing in the dewy morning to see six cows happily munching down the last of the Seneca Sunrise sweet corn in...