Monthly Archives: June 2011

busy sunday

While my DH doesn’t think we should heat up the house by canning during the summer, had to inform him that it is during the summer months that most of the harvest starts to come in. Its also when the … Continue reading

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more first harvests

Technically, the garlic isn’t ready to harvest yet, but a couple of the plants had already laid down so I pulled them.  This is the first one, and there have been 3 others. Also had to harvest 3 of the … Continue reading

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how much

How much does one have to grow of anything to be considered self-sufficient?   After a couple of days of drying, went through my lavender and put away the dried flowers.  This much lavender yielded about 20grams / or less than … Continue reading

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finished potholder

Okay, this was worsted weight cotton, peaches n creme.  finished piece weighs about 50grams. #6 needles, 5 stitchesper inch.  Cast on 35 and knit until piece measured 7 inches, then reversed direction. Folded over, whipstiched edges. Chain stitch w/ crochet hook.  … Continue reading

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Stormy

Its rare I can get Stormy to be still enough for a photo.  This week got two of her.  She must be getting old.                       and when she’s really lucky, … Continue reading

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herb harvest

This is the first year my lavender has done well.  I’ve lost more plants than I can remember, this is the first harvest of flowers.           There are also some calendula plants out there, new for … Continue reading

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another perennial garden update

just what it looks like now, from what it looked like a couple of weeks ago.

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