February and March. Snowy and icy and muddy. Right now we seem to be moving back and forth between all three stages of the end of winter. We have the snow that melts, that makes the streets muddy and then it all freezes into sheets of ice covering the ground. Continue reading “Snow.”
Yes, I’m completely obsessed with a large black and white dog who follows me underfoot everywhere I go. I mean, how could I not be? No person or other living thing has ever liked me as much as this dog does. Continue reading “Gus’s One Year Anniversary”
*Disclaimer….ummm..apparently I didn’t set a date to publish this entry I wrote back in the beginning of December. Good job, Jenna. Way to be on top of things!
In my last homestead entry I mentioned that Tyler was hoping for the weather to hold off so he could shingle the west side of the shed. Continue reading “Are You Afraid of the Dark? “
No. As much as I want it to be, this is not a post about Monty Python.
My local DAR Chapter is called “Ladies of the Lake.” It’s just too perfect, isn’t it?
Aren’t familiar with the DAR? It stands for Daughters of the American Revolution. It’s an organization that joins the descendants of those who fought in the Revolutionary War together for historical preservation, patriotic events, and…of course…houses a wealth of genealogical research materials. Continue reading “Ladies of the Lake “
First, the completed east side of the shed.
And by completed, I mean the basics are finished. (We are working against Mother Nature here people, aesthetics are not a top priority). Continue reading “The West Side “
I’ve mentioned before that I became interested in discovering my paternal grandfather’s genealogy a couple of years before his death. And much to my delight, was able to trace back seven generations and share this information with him while he was still living.
Tyler can speak to owls. But more on that in a minute.
The shed has been receiving a major facelift.
With winter fast approaching, although we’ve had quite the weather reprise the last couple of weeks, getting the shed waterproof is of high importance.
Firstly, it is home to the tractor…fitted up with a plow and ready to dig us out of many blizzards to come. Continue reading “The Owl Whisperer”
Well folks there is at least a plan. As the fella tries hurriedly to finish the leaning building, heretofore known as the tractor garage, the plans to return to working on the actual house are at least being discussed. These include, but are not limited to: Continue reading “Another Season “
It’s been awhile.
There hasn’t been too much updating happening on the homestead front. And that doesn’t bother me one bit. Because we live here.
I have a sneaking suspicion most people in Iowa don’t actually harvest Mulberries. Mulberries are an unassuming little fruit, that grow like weeds on trees, and have a very light sugary flavor once the tree is developed. Younger mulberry trees produce tart fruit, that have a little kick to them. Continue reading “Harvesting Mulberries”