Category Archives: water

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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end May garden update

well, things aren’t going as planned – but do they really ever?  The shade cloths were up early this year and this may have stunted growth.  Lizards are taking more than their share.  Have already had to replace my zucchini … Continue reading

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Olla Ole!

the Ollas are at work.  They work even if it is raining.  The water is dispersed underground where it is needed the most.  More efficient than a sprinkler, hose watering, even soaker hoses. The seedlings put into beds with Ollas … Continue reading

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Goal Zero at Costco

As some of you may know, I’m something of a fan of the Goal Zero product even though it is made in China.  Started out with a Yeti 150, which was pretty much useless, unless all I ever wanted to … Continue reading

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sous vide advantage

Since being introduced to Sous Vide cooking, have found it useful for pretty much every day cooking.  Working from home doesn’t always mean the noon day meal is easily done, especially as it is our BIG meal of the day … Continue reading

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canner good, tattler no so much

The advice that was given to fix my steaming canner worked. An All American canner, 3M red pad, lightly clean the mating surfaces to get rid of all remaining hardened Vaseline, a good dose of Olive Oil as lubricant and … Continue reading

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Buy American!

Have an All American 915 canner.  This is a made in Wisconsin, all aluminum – milled out of a solid block of aluminum – canner.  No gaskets.  Heavy as hell, takes forever to cool.  and there is no way, no … Continue reading

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