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Thanksgiving vs Harvest Festival

Hi Friends, As we assess our own traditions it is important that we carry on only what feels in line with our values. My top value is living in Harmony with the Earth. I also highly value respecting all living … Continue reading

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End of Autumn

Seasonal Goodness happening here. Collecting leaves, planting seeds (we’re staring our cherry tomatoes super early this year. It is an experiment to see if we can get early summer cherry tomatoes). In the garden, this year’s tomato plants are coming … Continue reading

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Nuts!

Look at all these beautiful nuts River and I gathered! They fall off our neighbor’s huge nut tree into our yard. Usually they all just return to the Earth or are collected by squirels. But this year my husband positively … Continue reading

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Free Produce

So much free produce! Thank you farmer friends and neighbors. Now it’s time to get canning.

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Feeding The Family With Small Batch Canning

Some people might assume that to feed a family on home canned goods one must only preserve in huge batches. I beg to differ. My family relies heavily on my home canned goods as a basic part of our diet. … Continue reading

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Tomato Havest, October 12th, 2015 

   Most days during the harvest season the garden offers up a handful or two of produce, just about right for the fresh eating of a family. But today we got a right harvest of tomatoes. Most of the larger … Continue reading

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