Monthly Archives: August 2009

Chaste tree vitex agnus-castus

We have this tree that Lee and I had been scratching our heads over. Actually we didn’t know that the tree was alive. I had been telling Lee that I needed to clear out this dead brush by our house. … Continue reading

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Progress on the future chicken pen: Part 2

On Saturday Lee finished putting in all the fence posts in the chicken pen area. I’m excited as we are getting that much closer to having the pen finished. The chickens are having fun chilling in the small temporary fence … Continue reading

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Canned beets with wine

Lee and I are trying to eat beets more since they are nutritionally good for you. I grew a row of the Flat Of Egypt variety this spring. I didn’t think that I would get anything to harvest as this … Continue reading

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Murphy’s law of fencing

A variation of Murphy’s law often favored by geeks is: The perversity of the Universe tends towards a maximum. Today, this proved true of our fencing endeavors. The task was pretty simple: add a brace post and cross brace to … Continue reading

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Fermenting lettuce

We are presently overwhelmed with near-bolting lettuce, so I decided to try a blog suggestion to use lettuce for sauerkraut. I don’t know how it will turn out (lettuce lacks the crunch of cabbage), but it was good practice for … Continue reading

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Progress on the future chicken pen

Slow progress is being made in the future chicken lot area. Lee installed the 6th corner post today and has one more to do before going on to the H-braces. The hot weather, Lee hurting his foot again, and me … Continue reading

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Cheery days of summer

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When to harvest potatoes

Our potato patch is starting to die back. That means that the potatoes are on their way to being done. We could start harvesting them now if we wanted to. Since we already have store bought potatoes that we need … Continue reading

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When to harvest cauliflower

As I was wandering around my garden I came upon something that I didn’t remember planting. Oops. In my defense I was planting a lot of seed, some of it mine, some of it from my mom to play around … Continue reading

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