Category Archives: prepping

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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merry and happy, y’all

Feels like its been forever since I’ve written here, where its only been about 6 weeks!! Cannot get myself organized to water the gardens – the perennials plants like the figs, the comfrey, asparagus, rhubarb, all need it!  Haven’t even … Continue reading

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dehydration experiments

  on the left is cooked dried brown rice.  Rehydrated one jar tonight for dinner, took awhile, 30-45 minutes.  but was fine. Other jar will be kept in pantry for awhile to see if it goes rancid or anything. on … Continue reading

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