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Today’s finds

  a mere $1.99 at Goodwill this yarn is 50% llama and 50% wool, 3oz and 132 yards per ball. $2.99 per bag am not sure which is the better deal! Advertisements

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getting ready

its been a strange and busy year.  A new shed in the eastern garden to house one of the Yeti power supply units I use for the pump that is used to water that area from the water tank.  plus … Continue reading

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canning

garden was lousy this year, and my holiday presents for the neighbors usually include some preserves from the garden.  This year, red onions at the farmer’s market were plentiful so for the first time, pickled onions.  The tall jars are … Continue reading

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pomegranate

  so it turns out that what I thought was a fruit, was just the bid of a flower!  But as this is the only flower on the tree and know of none other around, this may be all I’ll … Continue reading

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late august garden

After too hot and too dry, we’ve had a decent monsoon season.  For many reasons didn’t really plant a major garden this year, but have had a little fun, despite every single green bean plant being mowed down by hungry … Continue reading

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time flies!

Doesn’t it though, even if you are not having a lot of fun!! First, garden is okay.  strange, but okay.  Growing the Armenian Cucumbers for the first time.  Chard is doing well.  Eggplant, eh!  tomatoes, well, they are there, but … Continue reading

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still knitting

Took me MONTHS to finish this.  A Red Heart yarn project – Breezy Knit Market Bag – figured it would use up a large skein of yarn that I had.  Followed gauge but made it wider than the original pattern, … Continue reading

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