Category Archives: homestead

Whipsaw Weather

“In like a lion…” A deranged, manic-depressive lion, perhaps. We’ve had days of phenomenal weather, followed by rain, sleet, and snow.  Closer to the latter, as I write this. The various “spring” plants are coming up, though, and things are … Continue reading

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A Little Taste of Summer

The weather right now is being uncooperative. After a couple of warm days last week, we had an inch and a half of snow on Saturday, followed by low 60’s on Sunday. As I write this on Wednesday evening, we’re … Continue reading

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Backup Backups

It’s been an interesting week around the homestead. I’ve been on a pretty steady repair mode, as appliances have started going on strike. The biggest thus far has been the igniter on the oven. (The rest of the stove works … Continue reading

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Yeah, About That

Did I really say “no current events”? The problem with that is that they’re so… current. Sometimes, they’re even relevant. The recent U.S. Government shutdown was–well, not surprising. Not eye-opening. Not even an epiphany. More, I guess, of an additional … Continue reading

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A New Year, A New Plan

Happy 2018, and welcome back! I hope your holidays were pleasant. Mine certainly went well, despite an inordinate amount of work around the house. They were quiet, this year, and a bit of a time for some introspection. I had … Continue reading

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Makin’ Bacon

We’re back!  I hope everyone had a delightful Thanksgiving.  I was pleased to be able to enjoy “friends near, and family far…” As I mentioned last time around, this time I want to touch a little on food preservation.  I … Continue reading

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Assessments

The last year has certainly had its share of ups and downs… In some ways, it’s hard to believe that eleven months ago and change, we were thinking “there’s no way they actually nominated that goof, and expect to win…”  … Continue reading

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