Category Archives: Food

A Bit Of A Lost Year

Things never go as planned.  That has been a general theme in our lives, and one we have constantly lived with since the car wreck.  I don’t really want to get into what has happened since my last posting right … Continue reading

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Second Run

This is what I came home to.  Every bucket within a few inches of the top. They are bleeding faster than the spiles can direct the sap into the buckets. The early run we had gave us just over 3 … Continue reading

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Trees Are Running!

Our extended forecast looks good.  Highs in the mid 30s to 40s, with night time temps dipping below freezing.  Right now it is 44 degrees and all 4 taps we have in are running well.  They had just started up … Continue reading

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Corn Flour (Red Speckled)

I have been asked what we do with all the corn we grow.  Well, the popcorn is pretty self explanatory, as is the sweet corn, but when you tell people you primarily grow flour corns, you get an odd look … Continue reading

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Making Sausage!

This morning, before I left for the office (in a snowstorm, horrible commute, 80 minutes to drive 40 miles) I took out 4 bags of venison (half a neck, a shoulder, and two bags of trimmings) and a 10# bag … Continue reading

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A Winter Fermenting Day

Just a nice project on a winter’s day.  Setting up vegetables for lactic acid fermentation.  Simple process that does not need to be done on the scale of German style sauerkraut. For this run, it was primarily red cabbage, carrots, … Continue reading

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Wrapping Things Up

The year is drawing to a close.  There is finishing work to be done on things, but all the big things, that are going to get done, are done. Since the last post I showed friends how to cut up … Continue reading

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Halfway Done With The Last Task

This was my view, up the bluff, to the south, opening weekend of deer hunting.  The lower story of buckthorn still had not lost its leaves, as there had been no hard freeze down in Red Wing yet. The view … Continue reading

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Working On Stands With Claire

Claire and I headed down to my parent’s place south of Red Wing to make sure that the stands were good, and the shooting lanes were cleared, for one last season there. It is going to be hard to say … Continue reading

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Homeschooling Our Way

For those that don’t know, we were informed earlier this year,  that all family vacations have to be preapproved by the school.  And limited to no more than 5 days total per school year.  That, and a few other things … Continue reading

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