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What I Did Yesterday

As you can see from the photograph, I got a lot done yesterday. I canned 19 pints of chicken and I cut up and bagged the 7 rabbits we butchered earlier this week for the freezer. 427 more words


Making "Capers" from Nasturtium's: (Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten Free/Organic/Healthy)

“Poor Man’s Capers” – pickled Nasturtium Pods:

Nasturtiums are great in the garden for two reasons. Firstly, they draw aphids and other insects away from your vegetables, and secondly, their unripe seed pods can be used to make really yummy “poor man’s Capers”… 125 more words


I Can't Believe How Well the Garden is Doing

Long View of the Garden

The Peas are Sure Climbing

I don’t think I’ve ever been so far ahead on the garden before. Between the mild winter and the beautifully warm spring we were able to do so much early. 344 more words


This Week in the Garden...

Yet another bummer of a harvest this week, but things are slowly turning around. At least we had no storms or nasty frosts, so the plants that did not die or break last time we had them, are slowly starting to take off again. 202 more words


This week in the garden...

This week our garden got a little neglected. I was going to spend the weekend in it, but then we had a fire in our house, so the garden kind of got forgotten! 812 more words


Cradle of Life

There comes a point in your life, an epiphany if you will, that life is too short to waste eight hours of your day (the best eight hours of your day), doing something that is less than satisfactory.   318 more words

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