Monthly Archives: March 2013

garden updates

    chard that was planted in the garden last fall, and some poor looking plants that got transplanted into it a couple of weeks ago.  They were well rooted in a big pot and haven’t taken well to the … Continue reading

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projects old and new

Yesterday made “syrup” for making orange soda.  Actually, it tastes more like Orangina which is just fine.  Had bought some navel oranges a short while ago which were not very good eating, so juiced three and got about 1-1/2C of … Continue reading

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glass swizzle sticks

This weekend made a batch of my skin creme.  Feels good, and think this might be my standard from here on in: in a 2C pyrex measuring cup, filled with calendula blossoms and dried comfrey root (in this case from … Continue reading

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kale chips

Everybody’s making them, why not me?   Two of my over wintered kale plants began to bolt as soon as they began to grow!?!?!  So cut them down and tried some kale chips.  A little garlic oil, some low sodium soy … Continue reading

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did you know?

about this service?http://www.extension.org/pages/25242/webinars-by-eorganic Just found out, might come in handy

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Ghee

Went to a workshop yesterday about cooking with local (wild harvested and local grown) foods.  While not exactly within the definition of the workshop, the hostess was an ayeverdic cook, so she used Ghee.  When asked, she said it was … Continue reading

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garden updates

Already time to be UPDATING the events of the garden.  Some new stuff this year (1) MUST use dechlorinated water in the garden.  This year started seriously saving water. have posted on this before, recycling the water run while waiting … Continue reading

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garden workshops

the local Garden’s for Humanity organization is putting on their annual spring planting event.  Didn’t go last year, but did the year before.  That time it was a single day, with a couple of lectures and then we broke off … Continue reading

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comfrey and the container garden

  The creatures of the forest were heading right for my garden this year, could follow the mounds of dirt for their tunnels just coming closer and closer.  So decided to pull out all the containers and put down wire … Continue reading

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compromises

Have been reading some of my favorite blogs this morning – Root Simple, Weeding for Godot, Holy Scrap Hot Springs – and have realized a big HUGE difference between what they all are doing and what I’m doing. They are … Continue reading

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