Monthly Archives: November 2011

clothes drying racks

like a lot of people, live in an area that doesn’t have or allow clothes lines.  So use foldable drying racks.  The cheap wooden ones fall apart quickly and easily.  After some research found The Butterfly.   This is a … Continue reading

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made in america grow bags

Am a big fan of grow bags.  First discovered them a couple of years ago, before they were widely available in the states. my first ones came from a source in England. They are the brown ones in the picture.  In … Continue reading

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cranberry relish

the last couple of years have been unhappy with my cranberry stuff.  While I’m not a recipe person, had to figure out where I was going wrong.  This year we were gifted with a few lbs of fresh cranberries, so … Continue reading

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update

Was rummaging around the pantry yesterday and found a jar of red beans that was going moldy.  Admit, have not been checking my canned goods.  Found another jar of beans that had a failed sealed, so out they went.  Have … Continue reading

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finally – planted alliums

Every year I seem to get to this later and later.  Planted 35 cloves of Persian Star garlic, 20 of Siskiyou purple, some shallots and three different onion sets.  The bed wasn’t big enough for it all, so the shallots … Continue reading

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socks and self-reliance

while this is comment on my lovely knee socks, what has happened has caused my mind to wander to another topic; how did our ancestors manage to get it all done?!?! It took me two weeks to knit those damn … Continue reading

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more on grow bags

After my first season with my garden, quickly realized would need more space and the easiest way to do this was with container gardening, which lead me to grow bags.  What a great invention!  My first ones were purchased from … Continue reading

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socks, finally

  Knitting knee socks was always the goal when I began knitting. Needing something longer than, and wider than, commercially available socks to keep my legs warm since I wear skirts throughout the Arizona winter.  Yes, these socks are slightly … Continue reading

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black valentine vs top crop

This year grew too different bush beans; black valentine and top crop.  The top crop was a smaller bush, and smaller bean, but turned out to be quite the producer!!  Black valentine was a taller plant with really long beans … Continue reading

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store bought zuchinni, YUCK!

The usual end of season shock, store bought zuchinni vs our seasonal harvest.  so bitter!!  Next year, grow more zuchinni and freeze it.  Frozen zuchinni will be better than this other stuff!!

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