Monthly Archives: April 2011

Ellie’s Crop Report

Peas: Sickness and weather have prevented getting the snap peas planted outside so far this year. But, we hope to change that this week. It’s been a cooler spring. So, if that trend continues, we might have more time for … Continue reading

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Some Pig

Having a sustainable supply of natural fertilizer for the garden would be ideal. But that’s not in the picture right now. Instead, we had some “contributions” to a raised bed last fall by my sister’s family guinea pig “Sweetie.” She’s … Continue reading

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Solar Cookies?

I am interested in solar cooking for several reasons. One is that energy prices may continue to rise and secondly it’s another back-up plan in case of emergencies. Granted, one would need a clear day during or after an emergency … Continue reading

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In Search Of….

No, I’m not alluding to the old show with Leonard Nimoy tracking all things mysterious and elusive. I’m actually trying to find a wascally widget, preferably free, that I can use to track the pounds of produce grown in the … Continue reading

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Superganicfrugalisticprepperahdelicious

My interest in suburban homesteading is fairly transparent. Who doesn’t like pesticide-free food from one’s yard that can be eaten fresh or saved for a rainy day? I admit zoning laws in my city currently prevent more adventuresome paths into … Continue reading

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