Category Archives: turning waste into want

Bigger Clothes Box

In our storage closet we keep a bin with clothes that have been given to us that are currently too big for River. Each time we need new clothes for her we look through this box first. It is stocked … Continue reading

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Canning Season

Small batch by small batch my pantry is filling up.

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Tis The Season

There is fresh produce everywhere! The farmers’ market, gardening friends, and the grocery store are filling up our house with delicious fresh food. My tummy loves me when I eat like this.

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Real Life Kitchen

With all the beautiful pictures on the internet of people’s homes and familes you may feel like you are living a life of mess and disorder that no other household is experiencing. I’m gonna tell you right now: it’s all … 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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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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