Category: ruralrevolution

Glasses and backups

I am blind as a bat without my eyeglasses.Yeah yeah, I know bats aren’t blind (cut me some slack). The point is, I cannot see clearly beyond about five inches from my face. I’ve worn glasses since I was ten years old.In 2013, the last time I had an eye…

The elk are returning

Last winter, we were thrilled to see elk hanging around our little valley.But then … they disappeared. We haven’t seen them since spring. Neighbors said the herd typically moves higher into the mountains during the summer months.Now they’re slowly tr…

Strange experience

Today we had the strangest experience.It occurred to us this morning that we never got around the changing the address on our FedEx account, an account we’ve had for probably 25 years. We haven’t used it much over the last year, which is why we forgot …

Need a pressure canner?

I just heard from Glenda Ervin, Director of Marketing at Lehman’s, that they have All American canners (Model 921) again. Specifically she said, “We have hundreds of these canners in stock (finally)!”This is the exact model I’ve had for over 30 years. …

Gravel galore

Last winter when we moved in (December 20, to be exact), we got our rental U-Haul truck stuck in the mud at the top of the driveway.In fact, the whole area in front of the barn was something of a mud pit, and the driveway had its bad spots as well.I sh…

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