Category Archives: turning waste into want

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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Cute Kid’s Shirts

Kids grow so fast. My little one is proof of that. Every so often it will happen that suddenly none of her clothes fit. She recently went through a time of rapid growth. I have bought her some new shirts, … Continue reading

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Canning Pie Filling

These beautiful plums were free off a tree from a home where no one was living. I canned them up for pie filling as if they were tart cherries. Hope your summer canning is going well.

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Turning Waste Into Want

In order to make room for this season’s veggies, River and I took a load of last year’s frozen veggies from the freezer in our house to the chest freezer. I also added to the chest freezer four new bags … Continue reading

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Rotational Grazing on a (Very) Small Scale

Our chickens have a large enclosure within out large yard. Amazingly, though, 3 chickens are able to turn a large green space brown very quickly. I fenced off half of their enclosure several months ago and have been letting the … Continue reading

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