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First Times--Making Dandelion Jelly

I didn’t actually get around to picking my dandelions until yesterday. It poured all day Saturday and I was not about to try picking dandelions in the rain, especially since the flower heads close up in the rain and I wouldn’t be able to tell if they were good or not. 552 more words



Asparagus officinalis

  • Asparagus is a member of the Lily family.  ( *Correction: This has been changed to the Asparagaeceae family–Wikipedia)
  • Asparagus spears grow from a crown that is planted about a foot deep in sandy soils.
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Drying Kale

I grew 2 varieties of Kale, Blue Curled Scotch Kale and Dwarf Blue Curled Vates Strain.

Blue Curled Scotch kale has larger, softer leaves and dried in a few hours with the dehydrator set between 105 and 110 degrees.  152 more words


A Big Change and A Quick Update on the Homestead

It took me two months to make the decision to do it, but I got my hair cut for the first time in two to three years. 623 more words



Hey Ren,

Drying is a great way to preserve an abundance of fruit and vegetables and it’s one of the oldest methods known for storing food.   286 more words

Sustainable Living

Each peach, pear, plum.... How to prune fruit trees

We didn’t spy Tom Thumb, but we did have a lovely Kitchen Gardeners meeting on pruning on Sunday 2nd March.  The workshop was led by Elizabeth, with much input from the other Kitchen Gardeners. 1,068 more words


Felted Wool Dryer Balls

Wool dryer balls are not new, and I had heard of them but never tried to make any.

Now I’m a person who knits all the time and have the hidden stashes of yarn tucked away all through my house so my husband does not find them. 605 more words