It’s dry, dry, dry

We've been hurrying to get everything planted in all the gardens as we hope rain will come (eventually) and things will take off as the soil sure is warm. Will got busy and fenced...

Oh oh, a freeze warning

Due to the tropical storm moving northward, it sucked a cold high down from Canada unexpectedly, after we had corn, beans, squash, and melons up in the gardens. Notice, I said "gardens" as in...

It finally rained — 3 inches

We knew it was coming so I got busy planting squash, melons, and corn, mostly in the North garden as it is chiefly clay. When it gets wet you can't even walk in it...

With the help of friends, we got 275 tomatoes planted in one day

My friends, Dara, her daughter-in-law, Grace, and Heather came over yesterday morning and by mid-afternoon, we had not only planted all of the tomato varieties we'll be growing this year but also got four...

Planting, planting, planting

With spring here and temperatures soaring quickly into the 80's, along with a good, soaking inch of rain, we're going crazy with planting. Already we've got the Main, House, and Central gardens nearly full...

The weak calf is walking

After four days of coaxing our little calf to drink from the goat bottle every two hours, this morning I found him not in the entryway but in the kitchen. He had gotten up...

We have a new calf

For two days now, we've been getting a very nice rain. So far we've gotten a little more than half an inch and it's still raining. Hooray! Our fields and pastures, not to mention...

Our asparagus is shooting up

So guess what we had for dinner last night? Yep, we pigged out on our favorite spring treat, creamed asparagus on toast. (I ate four pieces!) Not exactly diet food but my oh my,...

I found Prairie Magic apples!

I've been looking online and calling around but when I had to go to Virginia (MN), a little voice whispered in my ear "try Vern's Greenhouse," a greenhouse only a few blocks off of...

Watch out; there’s a canning lid shortage!

My friend, Dara, called me the other day saying she had been in the stores and there were no canning jar lids. I asked her what stores she'd checked in and, as I was...