Monthly Archives: November 2010

winter skin lotion

Tried out a new combination: in EVOO, calendula, comfrey, oatstraw, and sagebrush (artimesia trilobota) heated in hot water bath. after straining herbs, added coconut oil, beeswax, heating until beeswax melted.  added lecithin, and aloe vera gel and mixed using an electric … Continue reading

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pumpkin pie

Last year was my first as a gluten free human being and I was still reeling with the changes to the diet.  Did pumpkin cheesecakes last year, using ground pecans for the crust.  That was a bit too much and … Continue reading

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Javelina again

This morning woke up to find that a Javelina got into the garden once more.  The only thing for it was the new broccoli and it pulled out every single one!  That is probably the last hurrah for broccoli in … Continue reading

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duh moment

This is often referred to as being hit with the cosmic 2×4.  Reading the latest post from the wonderful folks at Homegrown Evolution (www.homegrownevolution.com), the simple idea of putting the culinary herbs into planters rather than letting them take over … Continue reading

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fall planting

The new allium bed is in!  Still has to be fenced in to keep the critters from digging it all up, but the basics are there, complete with soaker hose and planted bulbs:  22 Siskiyou purple garlic, 25 Persian Star, … Continue reading

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getting cooler

Still unseasonably warm. Still no frost.  But getting cooler.  Highs only in the 60’s this week,  with 39 the predicted low by Thursday. so have decided to start harvesting what’s left out in the garden.  A bunch of anaheim chili’s to … Continue reading

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no to growbags

spent a lot of today cleaning up the greenhouse and going after some weeds and insects in the area where I have my growbags.  Took the grow bag with the comfrey out of the greenhouse and moved it outside to … Continue reading

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