W. Beran Wolf





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10/24/2013
We were continually working either in the city or on the farm, and loving every moment of it.
1/15/2014
A special spot on my farm where the warm wind blows.
11/11/2013
We knew about most of the junk that came with the farm, but something nasty happened to us that we weren’t prepared for.
1/29/2014
Baking bread is not difficult, just time consuming, and very rewarding!
12/6/2013
Feeding the Wild Birds in the Winter
12/13/2013
You don't have to be a scientist to make wine, but it probably helps. When you harvest fruit, honey, or other fermentable crops, don't be afraid to try your hand at new recipes.
10/30/2013
Grandma and Grandpa had a spring piped into the house, with the help of a neighbor we have resorted to other means.
3/10/2014
The farm and rural community helped shape Erin for her future.
4/16/2014
A story of the first time we used our woodstove.
1/21/2014
Let me introduce myself in this, my first blog, for the Capper's Farmer family.
4/21/2014
Much of our barn needed replacing. On the other hand, much of it could be saved. It was time to take saving it seriously.
3/25/2012
The story of my chicken addiction.
1/8/2014
Getting a tractor would mean we could keep up with the weeds and thistles, claim new areas, dig post holes, and a whole lot of other needed jobs.
9/25/2013
Nina learns the hard way - yet again - that Guinea chicks are crafty.
3/5/2014
Weather predictions - when is spring going to be here?
3/24/2014
When I couldn't find the right sized tablecloth just a day before having 12 people over for a ministry meeting and lunch, I had to figure out how to make one with materials I keep on hand. Because the nearest department store is an hour away, buying one wasn't an option.
11/17/2013
Seeing the many stages of food you grow from soil to table really is magical, especially White Button and Crimini mushrooms.
10/19/2013
What happens when you try to show a teenage boy something and you are a preteen girl.
10/28/2013
Tips to help you get started working at home.
11/4/2013
The amount and type of junk would overwhelm anyone, but we persisted in the cleanup, and now our land is lookin’ good!
11/25/2013
Suzie plays crack the whip.
12/10/2013
They say timing is everything ... they say location, location, location too. We say, we need more rain, fewer weeds, longer days, and a stronger back so we can get the homestead to look the way we want it to look.
2/21/2014
We are learning not to waste anything, not even rotted trees.
3/17/2014
We converted a 1947 disabled water well house into a usable potting shed.
4/15/2014
Querencia, where we feel at home.
11/11/2013
Country life isn't always easy, but it has great rewards. Hard work brings a deep sense of peace and contentment.
3/28/2014
Lori Havens brings us along as she bakes bread using fresh-ground Einkorn Wheat, an ancient grain.
9/10/2013
How to diagnose and treat bacterial disease in your garden.
10/30/2013
The farm was a disaster, but we were out to save it - one weekend at a time.
4/22/2014
There are many common sense ways to be kind to the planet (and the wallet), but here are a few other simple ideas.
6/12/2012
Food kept FDR's Tree Army working to preserve America's outdoors. Here in Part 2 of CCC Food are a few more stories about these men who later headed to WWII as part of the Greatest Generation.
9/20/2013
We married young and moved to the city, where jobs and responsibilities to our four children choked out dreams of any other lifestyle.
10/2/2013
A story of hidey holes and the hows, and whys, of finding them on old farmsteads like my cousin did at her in-laws place.
10/6/2013
A lesson on folklore and why it is sometimes true.
10/22/2013
How personal experience and observation can save your sanity
9/6/2013
Raising heirloom tomatoes, like all farming, is full of challenges. This year we have battled blossom end rot and the war's not over yet.
12/17/2013
I finally taught myself how to make a Christmas wreath from leftover fir trimmings - with a very rambunctious 1 year old to help.
12/6/2013
Sarah attended what she thought would be an ordinary farm-to-table dinner event at a local farm, but this was anything but an ordinary experience.
9/3/2013
Looking back on how I came upon this urban farming way of life shows a journey full of twists and turns ... and I couldn't be happier for it!
10/2/2013
With all of society’s conveniences within easy reach, we are choosing to do things the hard way. Now, why on earth would we do that?!
10/7/2013
The skunk turns around and heads straight toward me.
10/30/2013
Fond childhood memories stimulated from this month’s Capper’s Farmer Magazine edition.
11/15/2013
I noticed a tall, bushy weed just where Larry had cleared the thistles. What was that ugly plant?
1/15/2014
Just because you live on a homestead and work hard doesn't mean you can overlook your calorie intake. Believe me, it can get out of control very quickly! Noticing subtle changes in how you feel and how you look in the mirror can keep you on track!
4/10/2014
Discover how you can get involved in animal-assisted therapy programs.
3/24/2014
Be healthier and lower your carbon footprint by using alternative water softener solutions.
2/20/2014
Winter farmers' and gardeners' markets have sprouted (pun intended!) up in my area, giving customers more access to locally grown produce throughout our long, cold winter.
12/30/2013
Heating the rural farmhouse with propane is outrageously expensive. We are learning the art and science of heating with wood ... sometimes the hard way!
12/17/2013
Extreme winter weather.
2/6/2014
Trying to look good on the farm in winter.
4/1/2014
We think you'll be inspired to keep your old buildings when you read about Todd's ingenuity, perseverance and hard work while saving the old chicken house.
3/14/2012
My carefully planned new shipment of chicks came in today . . .and brought an extra adventure with it!
8/30/2013
Learn about fungal diseases that may be affecting your garden and what to do about them.
10/28/2013
Memories of Dad and Horses
11/3/2013
A rooster and his hen
1/31/2014
A Wilson family tradition - homemade cinnamon rolls.
2/3/2014
Mush is a tradition at our house. Anytime the family is together there will be at least one batch of mush.
3/7/2014
Preparing for spring.
1/22/2014
California has had the worst drought year in recorded history. If we don't get some rain, farmers won't be the only ones crying the blues.
10/15/2013
A Newbie (Urban) Farmer learns how to string onions.
2/17/2014
Learning to install fence and harvesting our own cedar fence posts proved to be very gratifying experiences.
2/10/2014
A transplant's recognition of the realities of farm life and how to adjust.
4/1/2014
Our hobby farm in the Sierra Nevada foothills has seen a few goats come and go.
12/9/2013
I started hanging clothes five years ago, shortly before we bought the farm, and I just can’t go back to using the dryer again.
10/6/2013
It was a house that most women would run from, but somehow, I was blind to the mess.
12/10/2013
A celebration of family for Thanksgiving.
2/6/2014
Making the classic pot pie with rabbit meat.
3/7/2014
The Kidding Season has begun at Green Spot Farm in Southeast Kansas.
9/30/2013
A short dissertation on the differences between modern farming machinery and the ones my grandfather used.
3/13/2013
Winter is finally ending and the hope of spring is in the garden.
2/16/2012
The epic saga of me getting stuck in a snowdrift after we moved to our farm.
12/13/2013
A recipe for my mom's famous Oatmeal Molasses Cookies.
1/2/2014
Winter is our time to kick back and rest up from a busy growing season.
2/15/2014
Lori shares some of winter's wonders from her Wisconsin farm.
5/22/2012
A look at some country mailbox owners displaying their creativity.
4/7/2014
It's that time of year again - empty milk jugs, egg cartons and plastic containers pile up to serve as temporary greenhouses for young seedlings.
2/11/2014
Reading someone else's blog lead Mary to learn new things like cleaning and seasoning cast iron, and then making toast on a wood-burning stove.
11/20/2013
Fall Honey Harvest
12/17/2013
A quiet winter evening, sipping cocoa, dreaming of next year's garden, and enjoying the company of four furry friends.
1/10/2014
For my next installment on the blog, I’m FINALLY getting around to telling you about my little greenhouse(ish) project on the patio of my apartment.
2/15/2012
The story of how we got here and who we are.
11/19/2013
Reminiscing about winter and the times when Santa would visit.
1/31/2014
Beat winter's chill with this delicious, made-from-scratch chai tea!


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