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Nest Boxes

Nest Boxes

A friend of ours, who owns the local feed and seed, suggested that we put together some nest boxes and sell them at his store. Roy sawed some wood that he had cut here on the property and we made a pattern based on a […]

Collards and Turnips for 2013

Collards and Turnips for 2013

Collards and Turnips from seed planted December 1st. The onions went in the same day. Swiss Chard and spinach in the garden box.

Rethinking the Coop After Too Much Rain (And a Pigeon Rescue)

Rethinking the Coop After Too Much Rain (And a Pigeon Rescue)

We are beginning to think it will rain forever. It’s not so much that it rains non-stop, but in rains so frequently that literally everything is soggy. Even the air is soggy and hangs so thick with moisture that it’s like swimming with your clothes […]

Processing Venison

Processing Venison

Last year, our neighbor, and elderly man who lived alone, approached our camper a little before 6 in the morning. He knew we’d be up having coffee and he had killed a deer during the night.    He’d dressed it and was bringing us half. […]

An Incubator for Christmas!

An Incubator for Christmas!

I am so very excited about my Christmas present from my sweet husband! We agreed not to buy each other anything this year, and technically he didn’t, but he put a lot of work and time and ingenuity into a present for me. He actually spent […]

Recipe for Homemade Gingerale

Recipe for Homemade Gingerale

This gingerale recipe has been tried and tweaked by Roy for quite a few winters. It can be made mild or stout and the carbonation comes from the yeast reacting with the sugar. There have been variations on the theme, including adding cranberries this year, and while […]

Pictures of the Interior of Cabin

Pictures of the Interior of Cabin

The cabin is even more comfortable than we imagined, and it is a relief to have space to move around. We are very pleased with how solid and warm it is. Even when it is cold outside, it is warm in the house and we […]

The Cabin

The Cabin

We moved into the cabin gradually over about a two week period, and have been living in it for over a month. I think we were so tired, that we just shut down for awhile and I am just now to a place where I […]



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