Monthly Archives: October 2013

potatoes

Yesterday cooked the last of the harvested potatoes from this season.  These were all grown in containers.  Previous years, ground termites had gotten into them and once I got this years cleaned up, found that too be true again.  This … Continue reading

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hive update

living in the high desert does not offer the pollen sources as other areas.  There is enough once the hive is established, and in its first year, mine is not yet.  So am now feeding the hive about 24oz of … Continue reading

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sweater break

This is the pair of  anklets I knitted up while taking a break from doing my sweater.  This is a Acrylic Wool blend yarn.  didn’t have a full 100g skein of this color, so went with anklets.  Have one skein … Continue reading

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bee sting

Stumbled out early, hair unkempt, no glasses, as dog was anxious to get out.  Since she’s become an agoraphobic dog lately, figured it had to be urgent.  and it was  –  JAVELINA –  and she had to defend her space. … Continue reading

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next year

  saving seeds – bush beans.  amazing how they hide when you are trying to pick them.  and consciously let some go to seed.  While these are for green beans, am thinking of maybe letting some go to seed on … Continue reading

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first sweater

Finally got up the nerve to try a sweater.  Should be no problem if I can knit socks, right?  but new territory.  Plus, a lot of adjustments to make to accommodate my size.  So started with what is basically a … Continue reading

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aprons

Suddenly, well gradually until now, have been thinking of and feeling the need for, aprons.  For years I’ve trashed my clothes between the dog, cooking, sloppy eating, gardening, and the carburetor work.  Why not an apron?  We’ve all been in … Continue reading

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