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No Blizzard for us! More Time for Chores
While bad weather seems to have cut a swatch from California to Minnesota, we escaped and the bees and I both used the time productively.
War, the Economy and Prepping
Like the war in Ukraine, things with the economy seem to be sputtering along in fits and starts. What should we believe? What should we do?
Tackling Winter Projects on the Homestead
Just because its cold, snowy and windy doesn't mean there isn't work to be done. Thankfully, much of it can be done inside.
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 Winter Rest and Reset on the Homestead
The cold is giving us a rest as outdoor chores dwindle and we have time to relax and step back from the demands of homesteading.
Getting the Beehives Ready for Winter
Here are the details on how we insulate and wrap our hives to give our bees an added chance to survive the winter, plus a farm inflation report.
Hurricane Nicole Brings the Rain
A rainy day gives a much-needed rest from outdoor activities, helps the drought, and heralds the beginning of winter
Firewood and Desperation Before and After the SHTF
When you heat with wood, it changes how you look at the forest around you. Every tree looks like a potential source of heat.
Why I Boarded up my Garage Door
It's been a busy spring, but that didn't stop us from doing a minor renovation to our garage and adding a new door.
Picking the Right Tool for the Job
It's a good idea to uses your tools and preps in the real world before you need them. You might have picked the wrong tool for the job.