Monthly Archives: February 2016


Seeds planted in the greenhouse for spring planting.  Neighbors asking me for suggestions, but balk when I suggest Chard over Kale.  Can’t get across to them that Broccoli leaves = Kale, and both are cool weather plants.  Chard is very … Continue reading

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We have some pretty decent thrift shops in this town.  This was from the one for the Humane Society.  Several pairs of size 11 boots and shoes.  Have been looking for a pair of cowboy boots for awhile, but two … Continue reading

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still knitting

weather unseasonably warm, still knitting.  This is an adaptation of the pattern I used for the shell done earlier this month.  Berroco Remix, 2 skeins on #10 needles.

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a little late, but better than later, seeds in six packs in the greenhouse.  The usual: peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, chard, squash, some calendula, sunflowers, nasturtium, and arnica. Also some white sage.  Arugula for the first time.  Plenty of lettuce in … Continue reading

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keeping on

has been along time since I’ve posted.  Greenhouse doing great. lettuce fabulous.  geraniums have been overgrown and clipped back and propagated two more pots for friends and neighbors. eaten the first of the broccoli and see my garlic is starting … Continue reading

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