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Seamstresses in the making

Why, yes. I do let my nearly-three-year-old play with my sewing pins.

Just as I let her sister before her when she was young. And now Princess Girl loves designing. 374 more words

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This Guy Knows Everything about Gardening and Food Preservation

Whoa! I found this blog  while trying to figure out what to do with the massive volume of collards I only harvested to stop them from shading out other plants. 486 more words

Urban Homesteading talk at the Library, Thursday, October 8, 7pm

Ethical eating author Dr. Michelle Catherine Nelson will read from The Urban Homesteading Cookbook, her book about earthwise consumption, at the Pemberton Library on Thursday night. 116 more words


Garden update

While we were in Nevada, Dad decided that the big garden was done for the season. This is good news for the chickens.

They are happily roaming the backyard again. 539 more words

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“Watch all that is happening around you.  It may be messy.  But it’s also seriously beautiful and really delicious.”
~ Shannon Hayes

  • As many folks know, one of my favorite nonfiction books of all time is Shannon Hayes…
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Red Peppers Galore (and Hold the Heat Harissa)

Homesteading tip of the day: this is the time of year when farmers have an overload of red peppers. Sweet peppers are one of my favorite things to grow, since organic red peppers cost a fortune and they store so  well. 328 more words