Monthly Archives: October 2012


So much has happened in the past few weeks.  I’ve canned beets, baked bread, made good use of meat, taken good care of our lovely ladies the chickens, caused the chestnuts to mildew, gone on a lovely halloween walk, and … Continue reading

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Our fare these past few fall days has been veggie bean and rice stew with nettles, apples, applesauce, banana spice muffins, oatmeal raisin cookies, and crackers with cheese and homemade dill pickles.

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Real Life

I’ve heard some people say that reading other peoples’ blogs can make them feel unproductive. Well I’d like to make sure that doesn’t happen here, so let’s pull back the curtain and let real life in. Here are some photos … Continue reading

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Cleaned the fridge

Cleaned our fridge over the past couple off days. Not much food in it, but everything is easy to see. This allows me to do meal planning by just looking in the fridge.

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The garlic bed in all its splendor

Here it is The garlic to plant is going to be bought today, though I’m not sure that the bed will get planted today.  I’ve been so tired all week.  The thought of pushing the baby stroller to the store, … Continue reading

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Fall Bounty

The trees in the neighborhood continue to be abundant.  My husband and stepdaughter just set off to harvest more goodness for our household.  It is a cross between wildcrafting and orchard harvesting.  As we take our regular walks we note … Continue reading

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Finished the garlic bed tonight while the baby slept.  Well almost finished it.  Still needs boards or whatnot on both ends.  But the sides are walled in.  Another example of turning waste into want.  The previous tenants left behind some … Continue reading

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