Monthly Archives: July 2011

still canning

Since the canner’s out, figured I’d keep going.  Had a good ham bone with meat, and made stock; 16 cups. added the chopped ham, and 2 lbs of dried peas.  Equal 10 cups of pea soup!!!  Next will be using … Continue reading

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Allergic to my garden

This morning did what I’ve done just about every morning for the last 3 years, went out and checked out my garden and greenhouse.  Some weeding, some picking, some spraying of  a light mixture of basil soap and water for … Continue reading

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plant discrimination

Thought I’d been careful when I started my seedlings, but it looks like I’d mixed up a gourd with my squash.  Seems the squash want nothing to do with the gourd. and the gourd is trying to get away from … Continue reading

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its all about the fruit

Preserving the harvest, right now, is fruit!!  While I try to be a locavore, sometimes, local covers a big area!!  But the one thing I’m pretty strict about, is fruit.  Buy American or do without.  And locally, this year has … Continue reading

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first tomatoes

First tomatoes, FINALLY.  Of course, in the next few weeks the tide will turn and I’ll be giving them away. Dropping bags off on unsuspecting neighbors.  But right now, three romas, and two of a purple variety. For the life of … Continue reading

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what we need

Lately have been thinking about how much stuff we have and actually need.  A lot of this comes from the gradual changes we’re making to our home and the changes to storage space.  How much do we need? Thinking of … Continue reading

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Interchangeable Knitting needles

While knitting on circular needles hasn’t really been something I’ve enjoyed, am SOOO glad I splurged on this set from Denise!  The individual neeldes themselves are long enough that my fingers don’t cramp (have big hands). But the versatility of … Continue reading

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