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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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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Finally, she allowed me to take a picture!!

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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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sleep socks

The sock on the top left is the new one. The bottom right is the original sock.  Well, actually the second sock.  The first one was so bad it got ripped out.  What I learned went into the second one, … Continue reading

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First Sock

Actually, its my second. The first was so bad, I just ripped it out! 100% cotton, Peaches and Cream, lemon and lime, 50g ball.  44 stitches round to a guage of 5 stitches / 6 rows per inch Ankle is … Continue reading

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rain wand

Have gotten tired of buying different nozzles for my garden hose every year.  This year, splurged and bought a Dramm Rain Wand. So far, one day, its better than anything else I’ve ever had. Better in the garden, better in … Continue reading

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