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900 lbs and a New Solar Oven!

We reached 900 lbs the first week of November. That’s 100 lbs shy of half a ton! It’s several hundred pounds more than last year, and we’ve still got a few sparse broccoli, carrots, cabbage, onions and beets to pick. There … Continue reading

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Reached 700 lbs, and still picking!

Since the last post, we’ve zoomed past the 509 lbs reached last year, by almost 200 lbs. We’re now at 703 lbs and are still picking items from 30 categories on our updated figure on the Suburban Ton page. How high could … Continue reading

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Tally for June 30, 2012

We’re up to 18 pounds grown so far. This graph will be updated periodically and posted on our Suburban Ton page for those who think it’s fun to track it along with us. Before Mutti had health issues this spring, we had … Continue reading

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Home Grown Buckwheat Buttermilk Pancakes

Last year was our first experience growing buckwheat. I’d read that it was a good choice to grow after garlic, so we had a nice stand of it flowering last summer. But, harvesting was time intensive. I went out and … Continue reading

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Turkish Delight After a Frosty Night

We took January off from the blog. I relaxed some and then participated in the St. Paul Pioneer Press Medallion Hunt for fun and exercise. I and many others were oh so close! Towards the middle of the hunt I … Continue reading

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Radishes, Tubers, and Cilantro, Oh My!

We went out and picked these lovely radishes because it was supposed to get colder this past Wednesday night. I’m not sure how long radishes can stay out when there are successive nights below freezing. Even though these didn’t seem … Continue reading

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Freeze!

We knew it may be coming early, and it came. It was the steady sound of garden shears clipping basil across Minnesotan gardens before a freeze – except for our neighbor across the street, who was quietly picking grapes. We … Continue reading

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