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Frames pulled from beehives this summer but never harvested are use to feed the bees in the winter.

After the Blizzard, a Comparative Heatwave

The blizzard behind us, the warm temperatures provide relief for people and livestock and a chance to do homestead chores.
A Tesla Model 3

Electric Vehicles Not for Cold Climates

If you live somewhere cold, hold off on buying that Ford Lightning, Tesla, or other electric vehicle. If you already own one, expect your...
Celebrating an achievement

It’s not Supposed to be Easy

Is an obstacle holding you back? Are you facing adversity? Toughen up, buttercup, and use these attributes to overcome that obstacle.
Snow covered cars

The United States of the Unprepared

The vast majority of Americans are unprepared, making them easy victims for natural or man-made disasters. Will they learn from this recent blizzard?
COVID-19 healthcare worker

End of Zero-COVID Policy Creates Infection Explosion in China

After China's government abandoned their Zero-COVID policy, the infections have rapidly spread across the country. What does that mean for the rest of the world?
Niagara falls in the winter.

Blizzard Kills Dozens, Causes Looting in Buffalo

Buffalo got hit harder by the blizzard than any other American city, but people also caused problems.
Snowy road image by Ioannis Ioannidis from Pixabay.

How we Survived the Christmas Weekend Blizzard

Temperatures here hit -4 with a windchill of -30. Then the power went out for 14 hours. Thankfully, we were prepared.
Manger scene

Merry Christmas

A short Christmas story, and best wishes from Pete to you and yours.
The trackhoe that buried our water pipe.

How to Keep your Water Pipes from Freezing

A once-in-a-generation storm is bring bitterly cold temperatures to 37 states over the next few days. Do you know how to keep your pipes from freezing?
inexpensive yet important prepping items include lighters, soap and triple antibiotic ointment.

Cheap Preps Anyone can Buy for $3 or Less

Prepping can be expensive, but not all preps are expensive. Even with inflation, you can find items for $1 or $2 if you shop...