Monthly Archives: April 2011

successful pickle

The pickling party was a success.  I canned up 32 jars of pickles in total. Here is the rundown: 3 pint jars of vegetable medley with ginger 1 pint jar pickled yellow peppers with pearl onions 1 pint jar pickled … Continue reading

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teapot

I would like to share one simple trick for saving energy.  Instead of filling up your kettle and boiling a full pot of water each time you want a cup of tea, only fill the teapot with as much water … Continue reading

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tomato flowers

The biggest tomato plant got transplanted into a three gallon planter.  It has set flowers.  It’s so ahead of the game.

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transplant

The tomatoes are transplanted.

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wagon cat

Here are Rudy the dog and Christmas the cat in the little red wagon.  This wagon hauls everything from straw to feed to chicken wire to groceries.

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Monsters

The tomatoes are HUGE!  They need transplanting.  They want to wilt all the time.  I just know their roots are wanting to stretch out so they can grow even more.  STRETCH! Tomorrow I will help them thrive.  It’s called transplanting. … Continue reading

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Green Tomato Chutney

Just busted open the first jar of last fall’s green tomato chutney.  It’s good. Always have to think of ways to use up green tomatoes when the end of the growing season rolls around.  Here in Portland that times of … Continue reading

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homemade hand towels

Our house has been needing some new dish towels for the kitchen.   I found two lovely tablecloths at Value Village.  They went together.  Both have maple leaves on them.  The first had muted hues, the other was bright with … Continue reading

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Giants

The tomatoes that self started themselves are huge.  They need to be transplanted into one gallon pots at least, but I’m sure they would fare better in three gallon pots.  They’re growing fast.  Today I had to move them from … Continue reading

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red cabbage

I just made a fresh pickle out of my first head of homegrown red cabbage.

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