Category Archives: Weather

High Summer

The beans are going gangbusters and we have 8 rabbits fattening for the pot. The rest of the homestead has not been as successful so far this year. We lost one of our chickens last week, we think to a … Continue reading

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Busy month

April has been a whirlwind.  Several trips for work, but now I am home until a short trip in June.  Our new bee colonies have arrived and are settled in, my seedlings are going gangbusters, hopefully one if not both … Continue reading

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Cooking Challenge Recipe #3

First an update on how that rabbit recipe turned out. It was marvelous! Possibly had a bit to do with the fact that it was fresh rabbit but it was good. Served with baked potato which messed with the 14th … Continue reading

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Think Spring!

February may be the shortest month on the calendar, but in Wisconsin it seems the longest. Winter is dragging on, and after a tease last week of rain and temps in the low 40’s F we are now back to … Continue reading

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Spring!

Things have been busy here. We got our new colony of bees, added a (hopefully) pregnant doe and a buck to restart our rabbitry and have a start on the gardens after the winter that wouldn’t end. Unfortunately the buck … Continue reading

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Life and Death

Yesterday if really felt like spring, Steve did a bit of clean up now that the snow is gone and we discovered the garlic sprouting. 25 heads so far, the first bit of green around the homestead and it is … Continue reading

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Happy ?Spring?

It is 9 degrees outside right now, this is decidedly NOT spring.  While we didn’t have a particularly hard winter, by this time it is just long, really long.  Steve and I both have cabin fever and this morning when … Continue reading

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