Archive | June, 2013

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Landscaping #3


Everything depends on good landscaping material which is so much cheaper in huge rolls. Obviously if the garden is small you have to put up with that expensive cheapy stuff from the hardware store, but if you are in a new neighborhood, a shared investment with some neighbors for materials can be a boon to […]

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Landscaping #2-Rocks


I’m gathering the rocks. The space I’m doing is large so it needs really big objects. This isn’t a town lot after all. I have acres to play with. We have a tractor and skidsteer to help with the farming, snow-removal, road making, and they were a big part of the sawmill operation we tried […]

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Landscaping #1


I enjoy landscaping tremendously. I could do it for a living, but haven’t. I like to use natural cheap materials. I pay attention to nature to get my inspiration. I have several kinds of flowers  inhabiting my garden that I got as gifts from friends. I brought home a few roots now and then and […]

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Gasp* A Miracle


…of sorts. I was venting my frustration at getting no eggs from those crazy birds. I’ve even been tempted to rob the Robin’s nests for breaky. I mentioned that they sure like eating feathers! Two days ago Hubby said maybe they’re not getting enough grit (gravel to grind their food in their crops). “No way” said […]

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Bread Making


I don’t think I can add anything new to the art of making homemade bread itself. I can perhaps reveal a twist on how you can manage time to provide for most of the average desires of the passionately carbohydrate-driven person. I start out by making a LARGE batch of bread…say for 6 loaves at least. If I don’t have […]

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Willows for Baskets,Trivets, Furniture


This is my first attempt to make a Trivet which is like a pot-holder for hot things. Anything I can learn that will help me with my ‘survival’ plans is on the agenda. Having a unique conversation piece on my table makes it fun too. The willows need to be fine and straight. They should also be picked […]

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A Blast with the Artichokes


The Jerusalem Artichokes ofr Sunchokes were still there this spring. They got a good fast start with the lack of ground frost this last winter. I decided to harvest any if there was anything to be found. I got about 2-3 gallons of the tubers. They weren’t all that large – like maybe an inch or […]

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The 406 Error


  DON’T HOLD YOUR BREATHE OR YOU MIGHT NEED 1ST AID, BUT….I THINK I’VE FOUND THE CURE FOR…ERROR 406 WHEN YOU TRY TO COMMENT. THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE Y’ALL Let me know if things are better.  Be a friend by sharing…

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