Monthly Archives: April 2011

no more freeze

The weather has been nice and warm, but nights are still cool. and last year we had a hard freeze in early May! This is Mesquite starting to bud.  Common lore locally is that the mesquite will not start to … Continue reading

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A garden of “wall-o-waters”

Nights have still been a bit cool so have taken the precaution of putting my tomatoes and squash out in these wall o waters.  The squash is taking off, better than the plants that are in the greenhouse. Tomatoes seem … Continue reading

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anklets

Who knew I’d like pink (okay, ROSE) socks!  Anyway, here they are. The first done with an acrylic/ wool blend. Then machine washed and dried.  Yes, the left one fits better than the right. The right one was done according … Continue reading

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skin lotion

Have been making my own skin lotion for years, tweaking the recipe some now and again, trying for that “perfect” formula. Regardless of whether I add a little bit of this or that, have felt its superior to anything I … Continue reading

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Stormy

Finally, she allowed me to take a picture!!

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Comfrey

Its a little late coming, but finally got to split up my comfrey plants.  Giving 2 away and splitting the other 2.  Also harvested a goodly amount of comfrey root.  All good as I’d given away the last of my … Continue reading

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more yarn

for some reason, when ever I go to my local knit shop and buy yarn, then discover some new cache at the thrift store and this week was no exception!  Purchased some nice acrylic/wool blend for making ankle socks and … Continue reading

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