Archive | June, 2012

Weird and Wonderful Garden updates

 The ground cherries are finally picking up the pace. I left the garden gloves beside the one in the picture so you don’t get the idea that it’s huge or anything. I’m not believing they will make anything before the snowballs fly. Dare I speak of the Jerusalem Artichoke…choke. The taller they get the more […]

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A Series on Log House Building #3

  Ok, so I lied..but not intentionally. I thought that small cabin was 12 X 16 with the 8′ off for the deck. When I scaled it out, now, it was 12′ X 24′ with the deck not included (but take 1′ off each side because of the thickness of the walls). That makes all […]

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I Cook in a Big Way too

Example: I’m making hamburgers. I get out 6 pounds or 2 1/2 kg (It’s all a guess, but you’ll get the picture soon enough). I have big bowls and pots of all descriptions. I pick a big metal bowl to mix the burgers material in. It’s about a …boy I hate this duplication in measurements. […]

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A Series on Log House Building #2

   A neighbor  had a large dowelling machine that they had just made.We asked them to make the round logs for this cabin. The logs were grooved out on one side and stacked one on the other. Then very long bolts were run from the top of the wall to the bottom. A nut on the […]

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Rhubarb Plant

Rhubarb… Everything

Besides making good hats for the dog and the kids, Rhubarb leaves have a special niche in life. They can be used for everything from poison for insects to fancy forms  for ‘garden stepping stones’.  The Rhubarb stalks are the first ‘fruit’ (not actually fruit) available to us ‘Northerners’. So here’s a post for every Rhubarb […]

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Slow Cooker Chicken

   Now you have a clue what I go through to have a little chicken on my plate. It’s lots of work isn’t it? This Rooster had to be at least 2 years old, so I thought he’d be tough. I put him in the slow cooker along with salt, pepper, lots of onion and […]

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Chamomile Salsa

 Some wild chamomile is stronger than others depending on age and where they were found. I found mine in the garden today and it had done well after a three-day rain. There are several uses for chamomile. Here are some to try. I was having homemade salsa this evening so I added 1 tablespoon of the chamomile, finely chopped, to […]

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A Series on Log House Building, #1

I’ve been asked to show more log house pictures. That’s going to be fun, because I’m going to give it to you from the beginning. If you want to follow it, you can ‘Search’ the key words and a number. Although I have a fear of sounding editorial, I first truly want to tell you the […]

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