July 2011

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I’m having issues getting the rss feed to work properly on this site.  Have you tried to follow the blog by clicking on the orange rss feed on the right hand side or in the upper right hand corner?  If so, did it work for you?  Also, is anyone out there following by email?  Did

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  One of my many favorite treats that my mom makes is fried zucchini flowers.  The flowers are picked in the morning when they are open and you want to pick only the male flowers.  The female flowers are the ones that produce your fruit.  On zucchini it is easy to tell because the male

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While making my lunch recently I realized that every vegetable in my salad was grown in my garden.  Leaf lettuce, green pepper, carrots, radishes, cucumbers, kohlrabi and onion.  That’s a pretty good feeling and gives much more meaning to “garden salad” than any salad I’ve ever had in a restaurant.   

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  Although I am rarely more than a cup a day kind of girl, when I do drink coffee I like it to be creamy and sweet.  I used to buy flavored creamer(and still added stevia) but have recently found a great frugal alternative that I can make at home and that spares me all

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I was feeling the need to complete something today.  It feels like lately I’ve been treading water in most other areas of my life so it felt good to take a break from planning, working, homemaking, etc.  While sorting through sewing goods this morning I realized that I already had plenty of scrap material to

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Guess who came to visit.  One night last week I picked 2 peppers off of this plant and the very next morning it was nearly cleaned of it’s leaves from this huge thing.  Very frustrating how much damage they can do, and so quickly.  We could not get him to budge off of the branch

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{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Linked to SouleMama’s {this moment}.

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  photo credit I was dreaming about finding time to make one of these wall pockets when Toby looked over my shoulder and exclaimed, “Will you make me one of those?  I could put my books and reading light and some of my favorite stuff in it! Please, please make me one!”  Humph.  Guess I

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Natural Heartburn Relief: A few nights ago I made meatloaf and mashed potatoes for dinner and it was delicious…..the first time.  Certain foods trigger some nasty heartburn in me and the fresh onion I used in the meatloaf is one of them.  Mark had an evening meeting after dinner that night and in desperation I

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Here’s a quick peek at what’s happening on our homestead: *Mark moved the beehive up to a new location off the ground.  Weeds were becoming difficult to control around the opening.  In doing so he was able to do a little bit of maintenance and found a great deal of honey but also what we