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Growing Up in a Disposable Society

These days, I kind of live on Craig’s List. If I’m not haunting the free section of Craig’s List, I’m scouring the antiques section or doing searches for buffets, dressers and more that might be remade into a serviceable kitchen island/breakfast … Continue reading

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What a Perfect Day!…to clean my house

This morning I had planned on weeding one of the rows of garden beds. We managed to get everything mowed yesterday, thank goodness, because right as I began looking around for my garden shoes, Dave pointed to the western sky. … Continue reading

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Don’t Eat That!

The Deadly Nightshade (for REAL!) You may remember my post from the other day where I asked what this plant was… It had this tiny berries. I ate one, it was kind of sweet…   It turns out that it … Continue reading

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Boom and Bust

Although there are still a few weeks of growth left before our first official frost date – October 9th – I have begun to consider this year’s growing season complete. Due to the enormous amount of weeds and neglect, I … Continue reading

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“You Cook More In One Day Than I Do in a Year”

“You Cook More In One Day…” The fact that I spend far more time in the kitchen than I used to was brought home to me last weekend when my mom came to visit. She works nights and called me … Continue reading

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Where Kell Got Her Kindness?

Okay, so this isn’t a post about gardening…or self-sufficiency…or crafts. But I’ll still claim its relevancy, because I cannot imagine my life being complete without my furry friends. This morning as I was reading a news article from a while … Continue reading

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Homemade Maple Syrup? It Makes “Cents”

I have really been enjoying the Quick Fix Healthy Mix: 225 healthy and affordable mix recipes to stock your kitchen cookbook. I’ve had several successes with the Quick Bread recipes – lots of appreciative noises were made during the feasting … Continue reading

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Yowza – FRESH Horseradish! (and the Steak and Potato feast that followed)

As with many of the plants in our yards, we planted horseradish plants one year on a lark. It was probably a case of my husband saying how much he loved horseradish and me wanting to surprise him with our … Continue reading

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Overgrowth…Overwhelmed!

I will preface this by saying, I have perfectionist tendencies yet I am full of imperfection. And as happens each year – my will to garden wilts in the blasted high summer heat and then fades and dies by fall. … Continue reading

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