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Cold

Today has warmed up.  We are supposed to get into the 30s today.  Yippee!  I won’t have to haul water or chop ice every couple of hours.  I haven’t gotten a lot done other than hauling water or chopping ice. … Continue reading

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Winter is Here

For the next week or so we are to have lots of winter weather.  Cold, snow, wind, and who knows what else it will throw at us.  Good thing I have lots of straw.  Straw is a wonderful insulator for … Continue reading

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Eat Local Wrap Up and Farmstead Update

Our official challenge is over.  Overall not a lot changed in how we ate.  The biggest change was in how I shopped.  Instead of one big trip it ended up being a couple of smaller trips.  A bit more inconvenient, … Continue reading

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Eat Local – Almost done.

Last week of our challenge month.  My assessment:  I need the big box store for about 3 things.  Dog food, cat food, and toilet paper.  Otherwise I can pretty well skip it.  It is convenient in that I can shop … Continue reading

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Eat Local…How are we doing?

I broke down and did make one quick trip to one of the big box stores.  Not the most hated but one of them.  And the worst is that I can’t even think why at the moment.  Oh, yes I … Continue reading

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Eat Local Update

Nine days in and so far so good.  We did end up at one of the locally owned bigger grocery stores in town for a bunch of produce and dairy products.  That was not a cheap trip.  Cheese is expensive. … Continue reading

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October 2nd and a Freeze Predicted

Frost predicted tonight.  Such as life in October.  I should have a few more half pints of tomato sauce that I can process this morning.  I also have a few plums that are cooked down.  Not sure if I’ll make … Continue reading

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October

It is already October 1st.  Summer sure has gone by quickly.  Today is the official start to my Eat/Shop Local Challenge for our family.  Fitting then that it is also milk pick-up day and I plan on taking the kids … Continue reading

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Our Little Life

Somehow things have kind of exploded into activity for a week or so.  Fall does that.  Just after I got the goats we had company.  It was great to have visitors, but it sure makes a week go by quickly. … Continue reading

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Goats

I knew it was going to be a challenge but… Well, the story goes like this:  A friend of mine has lots of critters and in the course of emailing her about another matter she asked if I could make … Continue reading

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