I've spent my summer preserving (canning) like a crazy person. I have canned veggies on an average of 3 days a week most of the summer. this year we grew beets, kale, swiss chard, eggplant, green beans, wax beans, zucchini, 5 kinds of squashes, corn, tomatoes, okra, peppers, herbs and melons. Needless to say, I think we've got plenty for winter. When I wasn't canning I was in the garden or with the critters, even the 2 leggers. I spent several evenings on the Niangua River setting limb lines with my boys. They got to experience what a canoe is all about. We even put a gar in the smoker, it was actually quite good eating. It was a busy, busy summer to say the least. That is exactly why I hadn't updated the website. We recently had 2 baby calves born, I'll post them in the "pictures" section. There has been a lot of requests that I offer a "cheese making" class. If this is something you would be interested in please email me as I am considering doing so.