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Adventure in Northern MN // Part 1

We LOVE to go to the North Shore. We have a good friend that is the Assistant Ranger for Recreation and Wilderness for the Superior National Forest. Not only is he a great host he’s also a great tour guide. Every time we visit we are taken on a new adventure. This first post is a visual…

Canning Hot Pepper and Grape Jelly } 3 generations

At the end of summer this year I was fortunate enough to spend a day learning how to can jelly. The day was perfect. We started out in the morning, leaving the city behind us, we headed south. I can honestly say I didn’t know you could make jelly from grapes grown in MN. I thought…

The Farm :: Part 2

The house stood on top of a hill bracing itself against the wind that roared through the treeless landscape. The beautiful fall weather I was welcomed with last month was gone. Winter’s icy breath was announcing it’s return.  It was cold and harsh. The landscape had turned into a midwest winter desert. It made the task…

The Farm : Part 1

Part 1: The Arrival The noon whistle blew, that meant it was lunch time on the farm. But I wasn’t there to eat lunch. I was there to say goodbye. It all came flooding back to me…the sound of the dinner bell…the sweet smell of hay…the lazy afternoons spent drifting in and out of sleep…

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