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Perennial Vegetables: Plant Once, Harvest for Many Seasons. ©

Cuccuzi, Edible gourd, aka yard long bean

Spring is on its way and my thoughts have turned toward my garden.  This post is not meant to be all-encompassing regarding perennial vegetables as so much of maintaining a perennial depends on climate, but it is a quick look at what I’ve planted, what I have in the works, and what I intend to add in future in zone 8.  1,862 more words

The End of a Chapter

Greetings from High Bank for the final time.  We are at the end of a happy chapter and the start of a bright and exciting new one.  267 more words

Self-sufficiency

GROWING and Using YOUR OWN BAY LEAVES©

One of the first things I planted when we purchased our little farm was a bay tree.  It was a tiny little thing, but given time and love I don’t see having to purchase bay leaves again and fresh ones are always more flavorful than the dried ones.   1,018 more words

19th Century Food

Will 2017 Bring Disaster for the World's Food Production?

For those concerned about the long-term effects of genetically modified (GMO) seeds, 2017 is going to bring changes in agriculture that will not be well received.  586 more words

Making Homemade Celery Powder

So the other day I made a video for my youtube channel of how I make my celery powder.  I thought I’d put it up here as well. 39 more words

Homesteading

ELDERBERRIES: Multipurpose fruit©

In 1656 William Coles documented the belief that gathering the leaves of elder on the last day of April and attaching them to one’s doors and windows would, “disappoint the charmes of Witches”.  1,338 more words

19th Century Food

Soap Fit for a Queen©

Soap is a necessary item for our comfort and health yet it rarely receives notice or praise.  When made for a Queen, however, it is quite another matter.  464 more words