Category Archives: Self-Sufficiency

Natural Yeast Experiment: My First (Sorta) Success!

A few weeks ago, I told you about the natural yeast I got in the mail.  Well, after my first failed attempt, I got a little discouraged, but I finally got around to giving it a second try. First of … Continue reading

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Strawberry Fort Knox

You know, it’s rare to meet a person that just doesn’t like a good strawberry. Apparently, it’s also rare to meet a chicken, squirrel, chipmunk, crow, or other bird who doesn’t also like a good strawberry. This season I planted … Continue reading

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June Garden and Independence Days Update

It’s been a little while since I gave you guys a tour of my garden.  The herb garden is looking pretty good… …as is the back garden… …and the asparagus bed is nicely ferned out. There’s a little pop of … Continue reading

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Easy Tomato Protection

I am currently taking care of a sick toddler and trying to get some work hours in at the same time, so this is a reprint of a previously published post.  I’m happy to say that I’m using the same … Continue reading

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Non-Toxic Ant Control

You know what they say – once you get ants in your kitchen, you can’t get rid of them.  Well, I’m determined to prove that wrong. Enter diatomaceous earth (DE), a completely non-toxic, natural, and safe way to control your … Continue reading

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Today’s Harvest

From the left: Chadwick Cherry tomatoes, Mammoth Melting Sugar Snap Peas, Maxibel Haricot Vert Bush Bean.  Hope you’ll enjoy your dinner as much as we will!

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I thought they were supposed to be April showers, not May freak thunderstorms… Seriously though, April was pretty dry around here, but may has been wracked with unpredictable heavy storms.  The one this weekend did a number on the backyard … Continue reading

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