Monthly Archives: October 2014

potato harvest

Growing potatoes takes up a lot of room and when you compare to how cheap, even organic, potatoes are to buy, one wonders if it is worth it. Then you taste a truly NEW potato and you know. So here … Continue reading

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planting garlic

fall is as busy a season in the garden as spring! and we’ve yet to have a frost, so its easy to put things off. Finally finished clearing the west bed in the main garden area to plant garlic and … Continue reading

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bee update

Not much to really update as the hive failed. Did not open it early enough in the season to determine why, but have my suspicions and disease isn’t one of them. 1. location, location, location. Being in Arizona, was afraid … Continue reading

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one is two knitting

this is a knitting technique that I stumbled into . . maybe others know of the technique, or another way of accomplishing this – after all great minds do think alike . . . anyway, it is knitting a two … Continue reading

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cowl with a twist

dreadful pictures.  This is an unknown brand of worsted acrylic yarn, about 4oz, knit on #9 circular needles.  Cast on 120 stitches, place marker, knit first few rows in garter, letting stitches twist at least twice on first round.  Then, … Continue reading

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Winter soups

Time to start the winter soup making! This week its potato leek. Already did 7 quarts of chicken stock. For this soup dug out some of the saved Turkey carcasses from the freezer and got the stock pot going. This … Continue reading

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Easy string bag

Back when I started knitting again, about 2 years ago, made several of these bags.  Used Peaches & Crème cotton, the 2oz/98 yard balls.  It took a little while to get a “design” down, although its not much of a … Continue reading

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