Category Archives: EVERYTHING ELSE…

PERSPECTIVE ON A GARDEN DISASTER

I don’t know about you, but I always feel that my garden isn’t quite ready to be seen.  I see all the things that need to be done instead of being able to appreciate how far we have come. We … Continue reading

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Be smart – STAY IN THE ZONE – the USDA plant hardiness zone!

$  Be Smart – STAY IN THE ZONE – the USDA zone!  $ A cautionary tale… I’m a plant collector.  There…  I said it.    My criteria is simple… if I don’t already have it, I probably want it, if I do already … Continue reading

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WHAT TO EAT…..

Today, I have been home sick.  Lots of sleeping, and watching several documentaries about food on Netflix.  There are so many and they range from disheartening to terrifying. About a year ago I significantly reduced the amount of wheat I … Continue reading

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CHEESE MAKING – Inspired by a wonderful GARDENING & COOKING blog

A Favorite blog of mine originates in the same general area where I live, the Pacific Northwest part the of the evergreen state, Washington. Check out NWEdible life http://www.nwedible.com/  Blogger Erica is a chef, homemaker, gardener and extremely entertaining writer.  She … Continue reading

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Comment on Recipe – How to Make Kale Brownies with Carrots by Evonne

I’m gonna try this one, tired of kale chips!

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Can You Help Me Identify This Mushroom?

Can You Help Me Identify This Mushroom?

Can You Help Me Identify This Mushroom? It grows in the early to mid spring in very humus rich areas.

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the Journey Toward Increased Self Sufficiency

I’m a very enthusiastic amateur gardener, plant collector, chicken farmer and avid Do It Yourselfer. I am on a journey toward increased self-sufficiency by focusing on growing and preserving more of our own food. After some recent health concerns, I … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring

These are some of the signs of spring in the maritime climate of the Pacific Northwest.

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