At a social gathering last night, a neighbor and I talked of the coming winter, the heavy snows last winter, the joys and frustrations of getting snowed in, and the importance of stocking up.
Every year is different squash-wise. Last year, we had an abundance of sweet meats, spaghetti squash and banana squash (only a few of which are shown in the photo below). […]
The day after dealing with a flat tire, I received a more pleasant reminder of how self-sufficiency often involves relying on others. It began with a knock on the door […]
My obsession with self-sufficiency often leads me into the trap of thinking I should know how to do everything. And if I don’t know, I should learn how. Then I’m caught off guard by an emergency.
Zigzag, Zeno, and Zephyr: I call our bull calves the three Zs. They’ve formed their own mini-herd and do everything together now. They were napping when I delivered a pumpkin […]
It’s my 57th birthday, and the second year I’m celebrating much of the day by myself, doing precisely what I want to do. I began last year with a solo […]