Monthly Archives: February 2012

Spring garden chores

Spring has started here in Portland.  So it is time to focus in on my outdoor chores. The peas went in the ground Valentine’s afternoon.  They were followed this week by swiss chard transplants (tiny ones), and onion sets.  Well … Continue reading

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Candle Making

My thoughtful husband and lovely stepdaughter got me a new, medium sized candle mold for Christmas.   I have made one new candle with it so far, and was very pleased.  Before I used my new mold I practiced my candle … Continue reading

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Waking up the garden bed

Today I laid chicken dirt on the center bed in my front yard.  I call it chicken dirt because to call it chicken manure would be to exaggerate its potency.  The dirt I laid down today started off as weeds.  … Continue reading

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Six tiny jars of pickled garlic

I am using these new jars today.  They are the old school kind with rubber seals and glass lids.  Honestly they make me a little nervous because I have never used them before and they don’t come with instructions.

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