To celebrate summer and the preparation for canning season, Krista will demonstrate how to can applesauce. Canning and preserving our own food has been a real treat and blessing. The taste is always better since we choose ripe fruit, unlike much of the fruit found in the stores that is picked early and ripens in … Continue reading Canning Applesauce with Krista
Recently my wife decided to purchase a bicycle for me. I have had the same mountain bicycle for many years, and yes it is still running, a little worn for wear, but it still works fine. Why the new bicycle? My wife thinks it is time that I enjoy the benefits of a cruising bicycle. … Continue reading Ammo Can Panniers for a Bicycle
The following video is a how to fix a tractor PTO snow blower fan that no longer throws snow. Over the years, I noticed that our snow in Northern Idaho is not staying the typical dry powder; now, it is primarily a heavy slush. January, historically, is our coldest month. Now, the coldest month seem … Continue reading PTO Snow Blower Repair
Happy New Year to all our subscribers these past 7 years. We are rolling out another video thanking our subscriber base on YouTube. We just reached 5,000 subscribers this past December in 2021. In the video, we discuss a wide range of topics that we are facing on the homestead this particular day. https://youtu.be/xWZcKthR55E We … Continue reading I can’t believe this, yet here we are.
This spring we were working with the tractor and we had a spontaneous moment. We decided to remove an eyesore on the property. We talked about it for years; we just never really acted on the desire to remove the building until now. In the video, you will see the burning of the property’s previous … Continue reading Burning Down the OutHouse
What has brought this family together? Over the past few months, my wife, son, and I have been working together as a family to earn our amateur radio licenses. We spent about a half an hour to an hour each night reading the Technician Class Exam book produced by Gordon West. All three of us were in new … Continue reading A Family of Hams
There is an old saying, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do. This statement can be easily applied to food production and be rephrased as “Produce food which is native to the climate you live in.” My wife and I have an orchard that has struggled these past 10 years. We planted trees that are not … Continue reading Canning Wild Saskatoon Berry Jam
Life has been busy of late. We are starting to feel some normality amongst irregularities in life, so I decided to engage in a blog and just share the update. My wife and I tore the garden beds completely out of the garden. I am burning what remains of the old boxes in our fire … Continue reading Tractor Work in the Garden and I Detest this New Blog Format by WordPress
Watching the results of this year’s flock, has been difficult to say the least. We have never lost a chick in the brooder these past 10 years and out of a flock of 25 we lost 50%. That’s right 12.5 chicks have survived. 12.5%? You’ll have to watch the video to see how we came … Continue reading Learn why chicks are dying in the brooder.
With the term Great Reset thrown around as well as Reset the Table, the Rockefeller Foundation's plan for food equality, I wonder could there be a connection or have people just lost their minds? Supply problems are cropping up everywhere. We have already seen that canning lids are now no longer being shipped to the … Continue reading Chick Supply Problems of 2021