We’re sure hoping for more rain

In the meantime, I've begun watering in various gardens and the orchard. That's in between putting tomato cages on a trillion tomato plants. Will has been busy mulching and pounding in steel T posts...

We finally got some rain

We are so thankful — not only did it rain yesterday, but also today, giving us over a half of an inch. And it looks like more might be on they way. The ground...

Finally we’re coming to an end with our planting

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...

We’re finally getting (nearly) done with planting

There are still more crops to get planted, but we're seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Will is hard at work getting our oats and hay seeded in. It's...

We’re planting, planting, planting like mad

It's supposed to rain Friday through Tuesday. And as this is the first rain we've had for days, we sure want to get planted ahead of it. After all, two of our...

Only in northern Minnesota

We think only here can you have 92° F one day and two days later have to rush around protecting frost sensitive plants from freezing. Yup, that's what we did last night....

We’re making good use of this very nice spring weather

Here's the last of the tomatoes I planted. Boy, I'm glad that's done! Our season is very short here in northern Minnesota, so we're hard at work trying...

And you thought we were busy before…

Wow, it's planting time and we have been crazy busy lately! Our wonderful apprentice, Alisha, went back home to plant her garden and watch over her dog, Bella, who is due to...

We had a great, although rainy Memorial Weekend

Saturday, Will and our wonderful apprentice, Alisha, cut lumber and finished the board and batten siding on our new barn. Alisha learned to use Will's pneumatic air gun to drive the nails....

Sorry I didn’t blog Monday

We were hugely busy getting ready for me to take a two day (or more) jaunt to Mayo Clinic with our carpenter friend, Tom, who was due for his once-every-three-year checkups. It's...