We love off-season canning!

Most folks think of canning as only something you do in the fall when harvest is in. Sure, I do a lot more canning then, as I'm bringing in tons (literally) of ripe tomatoes,...

The sun came out and it was 37 degrees yesterday

The deer have built-in clocks; they always are right there, waiting, when I bring down the feed. It's amazing how much gets done when the sun is out!...

What do you do when you come home tired and it’s past supper time?

I faced that yesterday. So I dashed for the pantry, took out a pint of chicken broth, a pint of mixed vegetables, a half pint of mushrooms, and a half-pint of chicken dices. Back...

Our second Christmas was tons of fun!

On Friday, David didn't have work because the high temperatures the past few days have been sub-zero and they work outside. So he and Ashley made some of David's favorite "cookies." You take Ritz...

The bottom fell out of the temperature last night.

When we woke up it was negative 16° F! In Minnesota that's cold for early November. Those beavers were sure right so far! So we run out, do chores then come back and work...