Monthly Archives: April 2018

solar cooking

In addition to making jerky in the solar oven, did a piece of pork yesterday for making pulled pork.  Set it up early and let it sit in the sun at 200F from about 9am to about 4am.  Since I … Continue reading

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making jerky!

have been making jerky for the dog for years now, both chicken and beef.  The chicken from chicken breast, the beef from both ground beef and from sliced pieces; basically, what ever’s on sale. This week, decided to try to … Continue reading

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weather update

So after the surprise 65F night time low, the next night was 31F!  and even with the covers, pretty much everything under there took a hit from the cold.  Don’t know if they’re dead dead, or just the top leaves … Continue reading

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thrift shop fines

one can tell if someone has died, or moved, as there will a glut of something at the thrift.   Sometimes its 10 pairs of size 11 shoes, or an entire rack of size 22 high fashion dresses. Today, it was … Continue reading

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so much for weather reports

Instead of it being cooler last night than the night before, it was actually 20 degrees warmer! So much for science

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season change again

  After several days of 80+ temps, and nights dropping into the maybe 50’s (fahrenheit), this morning it hit 41F.  It still got up to 85, but since I’d put squash and eggplant and tomatoes in the ground over the … Continue reading

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spring planting and water

We’re beginning  drought cycle and while we’re just barely mid-April, we are not expecting any meaningful precip until sometime in July, if we are lucky. So have cut back on my veggie garden this year.  Actual time to work on … Continue reading

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