Monthly Archives: January 2012

My pantry in all it’s glory

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Update on the garlic

The garlic is growing.   It raises my spirits every time I see it’s strong stems reaching out of the January ground.  I laid down chicken straw as a mulch, and it is loving it.

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Dust bath

Here is a shot of our two lady chickens taking their morning dust bath just beyond the railing of our back step.  There is an overhang that keeps the area dry.  Nothing grows back behind the small tree and ferns.  … Continue reading

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Homemade Baked Beans

Homemade baked beans are a success.   With fresh cornbread they make a tasty hearty meal. I highly recommend making them to anyone with the time.  They are not too time consuming.  They just bake for a long time.  But prep … Continue reading

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January went by so fast

Time is flying.   Homeschooling is going well.  We have been regularly working on Spanish, math, reading,  and writing.   Soon there will be a meeting with my stepdaughter’s previous teacher to check in with her about what the class is doing … Continue reading

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Pickle mania

A week ago my friend and I pickled up tons of winter veggies.  They look so good I want to crunch into them right now.  But I must wait at least a month. Check it out.

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Hope Chest

Today we will be getting the first item for my stepdaughter’s hope chest, a hand mixer.  Her hope chest will not be traditional in the sense that we will not prepare it for when she gets married. Rather, we will … Continue reading

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black cat, black chicken

Here Bubba Grace th cat looks at Dundren th chicken. 

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Chickens in a tree

It may be a bit hard to see, but this is a picture of our two chickens, Dundren and Nimbus, sitting on a low branch of our plum tree, grooming themselves.

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Back into the swing

Our homeschooling winter break is over.  Yesterday was our first day delving back into our studies.   Yesterday we practiced multiplication, long division whose answers included decimals, and quiet reading of chapter books,  as well as a lesson about the moon, … Continue reading

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