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fermentation con’t

Okay, this is my scoby after the second fermentation.  It looks better than it did out of the plastic baggie it came in (christmas gift), but no better than it did after the first ferment.  The Kombucha liquid smelled like … Continue reading

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Fermentation

Am a big believer in fermented foods, always have been, even before it became a thing – because I didn’t know it was fermented??? Unfortunately, I live with someone who is not. as a matter of fact, his food choices … Continue reading

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Kombucha

Was given a Kombucha kit for Christmas. The last time I had done Kombucha was over 30 years ago and back then you drank the stuff sort of right off the first ferment. None of this second ferment to get … Continue reading

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are you sure it’s the end of September?

while the mornings are cooler, the AC is still coming on at the end of the day, with highs into the 90’s!  So the fall seeds that should have gone into the ground in July and August are not planted … Continue reading

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question??

Have just been reading about (and ordered some to try) “soap nuts” Which lead me to wondering if anyone has tried using Yucca root for laundry/cleaning?  Basically the same thing, natural saponofins  (or how ever its spelled).  Or will I … Continue reading

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harder than it seems

Like a lot of people, I’m dancing the compromise between working for a living and being more self-reliant in my daily life.  It goes in fits and starts and is hindered by many factors including the weather, my own age, … 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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new planting area

for winter greens 8 feet long, about 2.5 feet deep.  Against the west wall of the house where it is protected by a fence and trees in front and kept warm by the house in back.   The bottom layer is … Continue reading

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tax day

At least for some people.  For me, it was getting one section of the garden cleaned up and organized.   First, the tale of the Goal Zero 1000.  This was from Costco of all places and seems to be an unique … Continue reading

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compost tumbler story

Know not everyone is living in a place where they can have a compost pile.  You can see how close we are to our neighbors and to keep the visitors that compost attracts to a minimum, I use compost tumblers.  … Continue reading

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