It’s amazing!! After our first measurable snowstorm and several days of 20 degree weather, our winter garden is still hanging in there. The cabbage is starting to head up and the broccoli has TINY little heads…all without any covering what-so-ever. … Continue reading

New Cheese!

I finally got around to making my first hard cheese…it is a simple 30 day cheese called Farmhouse Cheddar. It takes about fours hours to get to the pressing stage and 12 hours of pressing…then 4 days of drying and … Continue reading

Next Year’s Orchard

After our late winter tree trimming seminar with Roger Dotterweich, we were excited about the 2012 orchard. Unfortunately,  the severe freeze in late spring dashed any prospect of fruit from our orchard this year. But Roger’s  pruning tips and “magic” fertilizer caused our trees to … Continue reading