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Braised Red Cabbage and Pears: A Winter Side Dish

In the cold, dark winter months, I tend to find myself preparing most of our meals from my pantry storage and deep freezer. The hearty stews and casseroles we enjoy on most winter evenings make good use of the produce I’ve canned, frozen, and dehydrated during the height of summer harvest. ...

Chasing Snowflakes

Winter is here again. It's my least favorite time of year. Mainly it's because it's cold outside. I have never liked cold weather. Needles to say, you won't have to worry about me taking a trip to the North Pole anytime soon.Both my terriers don't care much for the cold weather either. The ...

One Last Hoorah

Well, Mother Nature decided to give me one last hoorah before she let go of winter. I woke up Sunday morning to gray skies and a little bit of rain. As with my usual routine, I dressed and took Jake and Buddy out for their morning walk. They're not crazy about walking in the rain, but it was a ...

Funny Weather

"If you don't like the weather, just wait a bit and the weather will change." That's the old saying that popped into my mind this morning as I left home for the library to write my blog for Capper's Farmer.I went through the weekend with fairly nice temperatures. The sun was out, the trees were ...

Crafting During the Winter Months

February is almost over. Unfortunately, winter is still here and I have the dreaded "cabin fever." I hate it! I am an outdoor person that really doesn't like cold weather. By this time in the new year, I feel like I am going nuts. I try hard to keep myself occupied by catching up on reading my ...

Enjoying the Season

Mid-January I know a lot of people in the northeastern USA start to get a little cabin fever. The cold and the snow start to get us down. We miss the sun. We miss tending our garden and being outside. But there is still fun to be had, even when the days are short and the temperatures plummet.I ...

Farewell To Winter

I used to have a Jack Russell Terrier named Stubby. He loved to go out to snoop and play in the snow. It was always a good day when he could go out to see if he could find anything in the snow, especially if it was a mouse. Somehow, Stubby managed to find a few in the snow. Stubby passed away ...

Memories of Midwestern Blizzards

Those of us who grew up on the Great Plains all have stories of the blizzards we have experienced. Most of us take them for granted because we have been through so many. I've been thinking a lot about this because of the outrageous weather the eastern part of America has been experiencing.But ...

Wintertime and Bees

In the winter, bees will cluster together in the hive to keep warm. The cluster is very tight and is concentrated around their food source.However, not all bees get to stick around for winter.Drones (male bees) are not allowed to stay during the winter. Their only job is to mate with a virgin ...

Our January Vacation

Our garden is covered in snow and the thermometer reads minus 10 F today. Winter has certainly arrived at our homestead. I know most of you gardeners want January to pass as quickly as possible so you can get your hands back in the dirt and start growing food. And we look forward to that as ...

Your New Kitchen For 2015

Today is January 3, 2015. It is the start of a new year and new kitchen adventures. This morning, as I was making coffee, I l started to empty the dishwasher and I discovered I had no room for glasses in my crowded cupboard. I decided to take action. I wanted to have time to get outside and ...

Life on the Ranch Midwinter

Winter has been interesting so far this year on the ranch. We went from a terrible drought to an overabundance of water. The creek is more than full. The spillway coming out of the lake is a raging torrent. The lake is high enough to overflow and fill the creek bed, which then fills the ...

The Early Winter Garden

There’s something special about eating fresh food from the garden even as winter has crept into our area. We had our first real snow almost a month ago now, but some of our hardier crops have only just recently given up the ghost. I picked fresh kale last Sunday – December 7! Although it ...

Firewood for the Hearth

Winter’s coming. It’s more apparent in some areas than in others. That is to say, some areas of the United States have already experienced their first frost or snowfall while others linger in fall-like conditions. Out here where we live it’s the latter. It’s the time of year that I ...

The Indispensable Hat

There’s nothing as indispensable for an article of clothing as a hat. Gloves, rugged jeans and good boots are also indispensable, but hats have a special place. Certain types of clothing are really part of your tool kit, but they also make a statement and add panache. This is a hat. Life is ...

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