• IS IT SPRING YET?

    As I have mentioned before, the weather this year has been very strange. So strange in fact that the other day one had to do a double take… some of the daffodils were starting to come up! In addition one of our hens, Peggoty has gone broody. Which, we read, is unusual for this time […]

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  • IDLE HANDS ARE THE DEVIL'S WORKSHOP

    Aren’t I cute? Thanks to Lisa fromAmericanHomebody for passing along this totally outrageous link {Chicken Hat} & {Pictures of chick models–ooh la la} . For those of you who want a quick and easy knit project or who have been having trouble knitting socks, well then, this is for you. I wonder if I should […]

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  • IDLE HANDS ARE THE DEVIL’S WORKSHOP

    Aren’t I cute? Thanks to Lisa fromAmericanHomebody for passing along this totally outrageous link {Chicken Hat} & {Pictures of chick models–ooh la la} . For those of you who want a quick and easy knit project or who have been having trouble knitting socks, well then, this is for you. I wonder if I should […]

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  • HOT TIME, SUMMER IN THE CITY

    Summers last hurrah… Sheesh, I can’t believe it’s already September!   In the month of August we’ve already  surpassed last year’s market of produce harvested from the yard {2,322 lbs in 2001 and now in 2002, 2,414 lbs}. We still have four months to go… Already, we are planning on what to plant for the […]

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  • CLEANING TIME

    Un-cluttering and simplifying Have spent these last couple days going through the house and garage and dumping all the STUFF that has accumulated over the years. Old clothes will be recycled into rags or donated, and stuff that’s just JUNK will be thrown out. We try to use/re-use items until they can’t be used anymore. […]

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  • SMELLS LIKE SUNSHINE

    Here are two cool sites that I have come across in my surfing the web: Clothes Pins for the Revolution: Scouring the web for anti-consumerist and ant-exploitation information.Project Laundry List : Organization focusing on sustainable forms of energy, through art, advocacy, action and education. Weather Report: Overcast in the morning but clearing to be quite […]

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  • AND NOW THERE ARE FIVE

    So long Felix, we’re sad to see you go. :- We fortunately found our bantam rooster {Sir Felix} a good home!!!! It’s about two blocks from our home and the guy there raises bantam chickens in his yard. He has a cute little place with apple, peach, and other fruit trees. So, Felix should feel […]

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  • LONDON CALLING?

    Drab and drizzly morning in August… except for the morning glories It’s a dark, cool, wet & drizzling day… I’d say a might strange for a summer’s day in August don’t you?  Global warming is not a problem eh? Weather Report: Strange to say the least.

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  • PEACHES

    We’re up to our ears in peaches! Sooooo with all the peaches coming in, went searching on the internet for peach recipes and found these two recipes for PEACH BREAD ONE & TWO. Made a couple of loaves of each.  The bread it actually quite good… in fact it’s delicious! Woo Hoo — finally harvesting […]

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  • TROMBOCINO SQUASH

    Whew! Thankfully the weather’s starting to cool down just a tad. We’re back to foggy, cool mornings.   Boy, for a couple of days there it was like living in an oven. This year we are trying a squash called climbing trombocino{a packet from Renee’s Garden} It’s growing like crazy over the PVC plastic arches and […]

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