Monthly Archives: August 2014

more socks!

  This has become my favorite sock yarn, Cascade’s Cherub Aran.  it is heavier than a regular sock yarn, but I like my socks heavier as I’m on my feet a lot.  Obviously, also like my socks in flashy colors … Continue reading

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Roma Tomatoes

  Getting near the end of the harvest.  Usually I grow heirlooms, but this year, also did a hybrid called HEINZ. Yes, Heinz. supposedly the hybrid grown by the Heinz company.  Look at the size of those tomatoes!

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deal of the day

  These two cast iron pieces came to a total of $10.50 at the local Goodwill.  They are not Lodge brand, but they are also not the super thin Chinese stuff.  Both are polished castings.  As I’ve commented before, without … Continue reading

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look what I found

  every day I search amongst the zucchini leaves for any missed squash.  Know how easy it is to miss something dark against the dark ground in the shadow of the leaves.  Right next to the zucchini are the tomatoes.  … Continue reading

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learning to use the Rocket Stove

  Boiled potatoes in it today.  Great to not have that heat in the kitchen BUT we do not have native hardwoods here.  AZ Cypress is the hardest evergreen we have and while it’s okay for the fireplace insert, using … Continue reading

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busy times in the garden

  At this time of year in the SW, this time of year can be as busy as the spring!  This morning cleaned out the first planting of zucchini and bush beans from the east bed (left) in the main … Continue reading

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joy of knitting!

yarn by local dyer, Mary Gavin, Canyon – 52% cotton/48% rayon – Sport weight, color Mulberry Blast.  Used #10 needles.  Sweater was longer and narrower before blocking.  The idea was something long enough and loose enough to give me coverage … Continue reading

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