We labored on Labor Day weekend

Hey, we have a homestead and winter is coming! While Will was busy cutting a small field of hay a friend had given him, Alisha and I went at it and picked sweet corn...

We’re into harvest time

You wait all year, dreaming, planning, planting, weeding, and finally it arrives — harvest time. Holy cow, where do you start? I'm done with snap beans as I've totally run out of room to...

We had four sunny days

At the end of the end of the four days rain was coming. So you can bet your life we were busy haying. Will got his last neighboring field round baled on Saturday and...

We are almost done haying and canning has begun full time now.

Finally, after two years of waiting to have enough seed for our wonderful Crawford beans, I had enough saved to plant extra trellises so we could both eat and can some. Well, we did...

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

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...

Well, we wanted rain; now it’s raining too much

I guess we're never satisfied. Although the rain is great for our gardens, it sure makes it tough to finish up making hay. Will finally saw three clear days in the forecast and cut...

What a way to wake up!

This morning, at 6:30, my eyes popped open to the sound of cows bellering out in the pasture. Oh oh, something was up. I called to Will and headed downstairs in my pajamas. Will...

The Provider green beans are ready!

I've started weeding the beans in the Central garden for the second time. Our wonder-apprentice, Alisha, weeded that whole garden before she went home to puppy-sit her dog's new puppies but those weeds just...

Aren’t friends the best?

Oh yes, they are. Two of my friends, Dara and Leslie came over yesterday morning to help me weed. And weed we did, from 10:00 to nearly 3:00! The Sand garden had a few...

We were racing the rain

Sorry not to have blogged last Wednesday, but Will had half the township cut down in hay and rain — which had popped up unexpectedly — was in the forecast. So instead of blogging,...