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LATE FALL RETURNS ON THE HOMESTEAD

As the temperature gets colder we continue to prepare for the coming of winter.  This winter looks as though we will all have a challenge, Covid 19 has begun its cold weather return and the news continues to report and cause all to focus on this menace. In many places communities seem to be coming a…

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ANOTHER FALL ON THE HOMESTEAD

Another busy season on the homestead, Yes spring, summer and fall all have their projects to complete, many times fall is the one that doesn't get completed because by this time you could get snow in almost any amount at any time. We have finished digging our potatoes, our new wood shed is being con…

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BUSY AT HARVEST

Wow, the time sure flies! 

We are in the middle of harvest and it seems everything is coming around at once. We have been haying as well as canning the garden. Yes, these things happen on all homesteads and all homesteaders are busy this time of the year. 

Instead of sitting down and writing…

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FULL SPEED AHEAD.

Hello everyone,

We have been having a busy start off on the homestead this year. I can't remember if I mentioned that we bought a cheap greenhouse to see how well one will serve here before we go to building one. Needless to say we lost our first batch of tomatoes in it when we had a late deep fr…

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JUST SAYING

I was in the store the other day with my wife restocking some things we were low on and I was noticing the stores shelves weren’t anywhere near as full as they were a couple weeks ago. I noticed there was no flour on the shelves, but for some reason the sugar and salt shelves were full.  Except the …

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WILL WE HAVE FOOD SHORTAGES?

Hello Everyone,

 We Continue to pray you are all fine and doing well through this unprecedented time in our lives. Much is in play as our economy has been shut down in so many ways with a whopping 22,000,000 or more people unemployed.

What I have been concerned about and have also put much th…

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

We hope and pray you are all doing well through these trying times. Today we are making bread and rolls, this gives me some time to reflect on things while the dough rises.

Pandemics have come and gone since man has walked the Earth. One of the things I seem to see when reading not only about thi…

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WHAT WE SHOULD LEARN AND WHAT WE SHOULD DO NEXT

As pictures of empty store shelves are posted all over social-media all over America, it should be teaching us a lesson about not having enough stored at home. 

Hang on, were hordes of selfish American’s really squirreling away 90 or 100 rolls of toilet paper? As the panic subsides, I think the …

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RUN ON STORES.

We kind of knew the run on stores would happen. But toilet paper?  I was surprised to see toilet paper being the first items to vanish from stores. I guess most folks are better off food wise than I ever thought they were. But then, are they buying something they know they will use up to feel good a…

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TIME TO GET READY FOR THE COMING SEASON.

Hello Everyone,

Our seeds are on the way and we're back to the huge garden again. We are looking forward to spring but it's only March and we know all to well how bipolar March can be. This years plans are big and it is contingent on the help we are promised this season. Our next move is a portab…

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