Monthly Archives: October 2016

solar cooking

My FIRST successful solar cooking experience. A while back bought a Solar Flare Parabolic solar cooker.  It was cheap (at the time about 1/2 what they are selling for now).  When my slow cooker died recently, decided I could use … Continue reading

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hive update October 22, 2016

last time I went by the hive saw only a few bees on the landing board and they were bigger and darker than those I usually saw, so wondered if the hive was throwing out the drones for the winter, … Continue reading

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knit pins

back at the dawn of time, had picked up several different packages of sculpy, in different colors to make who knows what.  Then I figured it would work for making shawl and knit pins. some of these are pins that … Continue reading

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solar cooking experiment

I live in the absolutely sunny state of AZ.  And this is important to this story. As we journey into fall, shorter days, sun lower to the horizon, the sun’s usefulness for solar cooking changes, at least for me. Up … Continue reading

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dehydrating

  The turkey, rice and vegetable soup I’d previously dehydrated got weighed out and packaged.  Six quarts, weighed out the total dried, divided by six and that many grams went into a plastic sandwich bag, made a label, then shrink … Continue reading

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bees

Just went by the hive, its almost 6pm, sun below the horizon, still plenty of light.  Bees on the landing board.  Bigger bees with darker bodies. Are the bees throwing out the drones as they reduce population for the winter? … Continue reading

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dehydration for storage

This is a bag containing 560 grams of dehydrated Turkey rice soup w/vegetables.  Its what’s left of 6 quarts of soup.  While I prefer, usually, to can my soup, there are times when I’d like to have some emergency food … Continue reading

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