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Have a Very Basset Xmas

Jill makes a killer cheesecake--not only is it delectably dense but also thick and dry enough to be chewy in...

An IRS Holiday Tale

When Jill and Il started our non-profit in 2015--Good Contrivance Farm, Inc.--we had the best intentions. It would be an...

Our Fifth Fall on the Farm

Lately, Jill and I have been canning apples and tomatoes and drying herbs, the house redolent with savory aromas. Nothing...

The Writer’s Worst Nightmare

I've just lost the final revision of my novel-in-progress. Irretrievable. I picture it spinning away into the digital void like...

Our Barn Is Ready

Ready for what? you may ask. We've made the barn party-ready, with a stage, dance floor, an array of lights,...

Our Farmhouse Restoration

Jill and I got a lot done last year, including a couple of major improvements to the farmhouse. Mostly we've...

Off-the-Grid Living?

Last week, Jill and I installed a wood-burning stove in our farm house. The stove is old--circa 1987--but not antique....