Category Archives: homesteading

chilly

most of the winter has been real mild here, so mild that I’ve already got seeds started in the greenhouse – although, unfortunately, none of the tomatoes or peppers have come up yet!  and just one each of my spaghetti … Continue reading

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spring is springing

Thanks to a seed warming mat, sunshine, and mild weather, have chard, spinach, rappini, endive (escarole) and lettuce coming up in the little kitchen planter box (little as in 8’ x 3’) When its time to actually plant these little … Continue reading

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dehydrated rice

Had tried an experiment where I dehydrated some cooked brown rice to see how it would keep long term.  We’re not fans of white rice here and sometimes you just don’t have time to cook the brown – for one … Continue reading

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off the needles

Just off the needles.  This is a Mary Gavin yarn.  Took me about 8 months cause there were MONTHS when I didn’t pick up the needles at all.  But finally finished it last night.  Keep failing to take into account … Continue reading

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seeds

like to get seeds planted during the waning / dark of moon.  For me, its the underground in the dark thing happening during the dark.  I’m not into planting by zodiac signs, but do pay attention to the moon phases … Continue reading

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work begins

So far its been a mild winter.  Last year let the garden go and tended to little.  This year, hope to keep it up much better.  Started yesterday with cleaning the greenhouse and repotting turmeric and ginger.  Had started two … Continue reading

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great row counter – knitters

Stumbled on a great item from Wychwood Dreams on Etsy. She has done a row counter that is a little abacus.  Look at it and you’ll figure out how to make it.  Its just 10 rings attached together, then attached … Continue reading

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