Monthly Archives: November 2012

preparing

Winter arrived last weekend – or at least we had a good hard frost two nights in a row, with some mighty chilly days on top of that!  slowly warming up again,although today is supposed to be cloudy and stay … Continue reading

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back to knitting

With the garden “put to bed” for the winter, back to knitting.  It took 2 weeks to make those big full knee sox.  several months to do the little pair of cute regular socks.  WHY? first my fingers/hands cramp up … Continue reading

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preparing

It can’t stay mild forever, can it?  Well, we cold have a mild winter.  The winter of 1998/1999 was so mild our petunias stayed in flower all winter. found themselves surprised by 7″ of snow on Easter Sunday april of … Continue reading

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Vanilla extract

Know some people make theirs with Vodka.  Doesn’t do it for me, use Brandy.  six large beans, split.  after a couple of days its smelling very good.  Will get to sit from 3-6 months (depending on how much baking i … Continue reading

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