Animals in the Yard

We would all be running around like crazy trying to fill the jar with as many fireflies as we could catch.

Mighty Mint

Sometimes it seems mint comes to save the day.

Peter Olsen's Barn

What goes into the making of an old timber-frame, post-and-beam handmade barn?

My Crochet Teacher

My adopted 'grandmother' who came with the family when I married was one of the sweetest people I have ever known - and taught me valuable skills to boot!

Can You Make Money From A Homestead?

Are you building your homestead and following a dream? Do you wonder if you can make money from a homestead? I have some tips to help you answer that question.

Bread Making With a Vitamix

My husband bought me a dry blade container for my Vitamix, but I put off using it. When I finally did, I couldn't believe how simple it was. Why did I procrastinate?

Life on the Ranch Midwinter

It's the middle of winter and we appreciate that nature has thrown us a bone in the form of abundant water. We look forward to lengthening days.

Homemade Ice Cream Cake

A memory of longing for an ice cream cake as a child pushed me to finally try to make one, with much success!

Bee Stings and Home Remedies

Perhaps bee stings aren't the best thing on which to try out home remedies. Life in the country has its risks, but common sense usually wins the day.

100 Years of Mice

Lori learned to oven can her dry goods to keep them safe from mice this winter, and in the process linked a young man with his great-grandfather.

Frozen

Extreme winter weather.

A Dinner Party and a Hunting Knife or Two

At first glance a dinner party and hunting knife don't seem to go together but then you probably don't know Ethan Becker or his mother or grandmother.

Two Kitchen Mysteries Solved

Some things are a mystery; especially some older kitchen tools. These two didn't come with directions but I managed to solve both mysteries. One tool seems quite useful, the other not so much.