Canned Green Tomatoes

I’m not a big fan of tomatoes at the best of times. I am indifferent to ketchup, the blandest of the bland condiments (although invaluable if you get some really bad french fries). I also don’t really mind pasta or pizza sauce. Salsa (or better yet Salsa-Mayo 50/50 mix) is good on nachos, but after … Read more

Completed Wood Piles

Just some satisfying pictures of the last of my birch cut, split and (mostly – until my pile fell over) piled. Much appreciation for Donna and Kenny helping out with these to make less work for me!

Decommissioning the Sauna Water Tanks

So the notion of keeping our fresh water pumped into tanks in the loft of the sauna met cold, hard reality early on in our adventures here. We rapidly realized that keeping the sauna (or at least the tanks) from freezing in winter was a losing prospect. As such, for the first year or two … Read more

A Furry Snake Visits the Homestead

I was doing some fall chores, digging out the humanure hacienda, trimming some weeds around the cabin and prepping the site for the new sauna. While getting ready to warm up the ATV, I saw something dart past me in the garage – at first I figured it was one of our many chipmunks, but … Read more

Hummingbird!

So I moved one of our new game cameras from one position on the driveway that was really challenging to access in winter, to another, more accessable location. Imagine our delight when it captured this little fellow (or lady?)! I guess the lens is a bit interesting.

The Big Salad

Gosh we did well with our spinach this year! The leaves were huge and delicious! We are tickled green at its performance. As always, radish is also a nice treat with its own speedy and tangy results.