Monthly Archives: January 2015

might as well be spring

Had ordered a fig, a pomegranate and some blueberry bushes from Bay Laurel Nursery.  Not cheap, but now I see the size of the plants they sent in, not really too expensive other.Bare roots, black jack fig ($25), that tall … Continue reading

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new scarf

Was given a skein of sock yarn, wool and nylon blend. since I don’t do small needles, instead made this scarf. Giant Slayers Vine Scarf from Interweave Press ENCHANTED KNITS.  Of course, the original was done with a lace weight … Continue reading

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first carrots

Not the first time I’ve planted carrots, that was in 2013. But these are the first carrots I’ve harvested!  My 2013 planting were less that 1/2”, at least those that survived.  See I still have  a problem with some little … Continue reading

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clay pot heater

About a year ago one of my nieces told me about this “hack” (Do NOT like that word!).  Only her explanation was not really clear. I understood the concept, but didn’t get the full gist of the idea into my … Continue reading

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Notes for the garden

At the end of this month, the blue berry bush bare roots I ordered should arrive. These are a variety for warmer climes, but still need acidic soil, so began doing some research on what I can do to keep … Continue reading

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Lotions and potions

Learned something important yesterday when it comes to making my skin care lotions; and that is how cold can make the difference. Not that I didn’t know that! In cooler weather, when the house is kept in the 60’s, vs … Continue reading

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almost success

I started knitting to make socks. specifically knee socks. My legs are long and with a heavy calf compared to how most knee socks are made.  I can’t tell you how many pairs of socks, regular as well as knee, … Continue reading

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