Monthly Archives: January 2014

Fresh Baked Bread

Baked bread two days ago. Cinnamon Swirl, and Whole Wheat.

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Both sides of the front of the chicken coop are up! It may not be beautiful, but it is warmer for them. And more private for laying eggs. I may paint it to bring it all together.

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Planted up some pansies today. Cheering up the front of the house with a touch of spring.

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Got sick. Been tired. I have all these big projects in mind, and it’s about all I can do to keep food on the table, take care of my kids and animals and husband, and take care of myself. Our … Continue reading

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Fencing in the Garden : a photo journey

Let kids play with tools and help with projects. Here is River working with zip ties: River put zip ties through every hole in this pole; logical and systematic.

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Choosing Season Appropriate Seeds to Start Indoors

Here are some varieties that are useful to plant now, in late January, in this, our Pacific Northwest climate.

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It’s Coming

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The Chickens Are Laying Again

The chickens are laying again! At least Dundren is. She is the sparkly black hen. We have received maybe 6 or 7 eggs from her so far. Our lovely ladies laid eggs all through the move, but molted once they … Continue reading

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Admitting When I’m Wrong

When we were debating whether or not to rent this house my husband kept saying that the awesome yard was a reason to rent it. I thought the yard was plain. “Are you crazy?” He actually asked me once. He … Continue reading

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The Yard Is Coming Together

Our yard is finally starting to take shape. The progress is small, but real. We have put in the beginnings of several distinct spaces. Here is the low down: Raspberries: We have a raspberry patch! So far I have planted … Continue reading

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