Monthly Archives: May 2016

harvesting

  spinach, chard, and zucchini onions on the left, garlic on the right and shallots in the middle.  For some reason, the shallots came in looking more like the walking onions in shape; that is, like oversize scallions.  Since they … Continue reading

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getting better all the time

When I started knitting these summer tops with the Berocco ReMix yarn, was working from a basic pattern for a 42” bust.  Used the written pattern for basic dimensions, like width, sleeve opening size, total length, etc.  My gauge was … Continue reading

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more dehydration fun

Will be doing some traveling this summer and getting enough gluten free fiber is always an issue.  Even finding a good GF source of fiber for at home is sometimes difficult!  So this is a take off on an absolutely … Continue reading

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socks

For all the socks that I’ve knitted over the years, yesterday bought 8 pairs of socks.  Not my fingers (nor my patience) can deal with fine sock yarns and the dozens of stitches it takes just to make one row, … Continue reading

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visitor

Which end is up?

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officially summer

Harvested the first zucchini today.  Officially summer

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managing the hive

Installed bees 4/17/16, last opened of 5/3/16.  Stopped feeding bees about 2 weeks ago. their rate of building new comb has slowed down. Front of comb#7, back was empty comb back of comb #6 front of comb #6 back of … Continue reading

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