Monthly Archives: October 2010

grinding fresh meat

hmmm, what a provacative title! Yes, started out being a gardening blog, but its my blog and I can grind if I want to!! besides its fall.  and HOT too!  Too hot for the cool weather plants and the days … Continue reading

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pork sausage

First experiment in pork sausage this morning. Had bought a shoulder piece of pork for $1.68/lb.  This morning cut it into chunks and put it into a bowl with the appropriate seasoning. Put it through the meatgrinder twice, formed patties.  … Continue reading

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weather

Well, starting on Tuesday, Oct 5, and running thru late Wednesday afternoon, the 6th, Arizona had some recordbreaking weather!  I’m a 40minute drive from Flagstaff, guess about 30 miles, and they had 4 confirmed Tornadoes in the Flagstaff area between … Continue reading

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spiders in the greenhouse

So I empty out this planter into my composter.  Lift it up, full of dirt (I’ve a barrel composter), dump it in, lean into the bottom and start shoveling out the root knotted dirt from inside.  Drop the planter, break … Continue reading

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mystery partially solved

TERMITES. That’s what was eating my potatoes!  At least my white ones. They don’t seem to bother the red ones as much, although I saw them physically in there!!  white little worker termites.  So next year, elevate the bags with … Continue reading

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potato bag harvest

If you are thinking about growing potatoes in bags, look at this harvest from TWO potato bags.  they weigh about 4 lbs each.  They’ve been nibbled on by these little white bugs that look sort of like ants.  Have not been able … Continue reading

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