Garden work

Counting down the days

I am counting down the days. To what you ask?   To a couple of things:  planting in the garden and the blooms of Spring flowers.  Why these two things?  Once we can plant in the garden, that means it’s closer to the time that we can eat from the garden and once there are Read More

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Still just January.

Here’s something to ponder on this, one of the last days of January: did you know that if you hard boil eggs at least a day after you collect them they peel really well?  I actually steam my eggs rather than boil them, but the result is the same.  The Hubs and I had a Read More

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Fa la la… And a Princess Chicken Leia

My chicken has an ear infection.  MY CHICKEN HAS AN EAR INFECTION!  People, you read that right.  Twice.  Why twice, well, because she has two ears.  Can you believe it?  Thankfully, it’s only one chicken, but it’s so gross that one is enough. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year!  It’s that time of Read More

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The Changing of the Guard

I am terrified of my pressure canner.  No, not MY pressure canner pre se, just pressure canning in general.  It certainly doesn’t keep me up at night, but I admit to finding enough alternatives to pressure canning that I have pressure canned NOTHING after 4 years of ownership.  But, you know what?  The door wreath is up, the Read More

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Summer, Summer, Summertime!

I know, it is not technically summer yet.  That doesn’t happen until June 20th for the Northern Hemisphere when the sun is the farthest north and is called the Summer Solstice. The declination of the Sun on the Summer Solstice is known as the tropic of cancer (23° 27′).  There is your little factoid for the Read More

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It’s the Bees’ Knees!

Of course bees have knees!  Any idea what this phrase means?  You probably never wondered, did you?  I did, well, because I love bees and all.  According to the interwebs, the phrase “bee’s knees” means sweet and good, because the knees of the bee are where all the sweet, good stuff is collected.  As in, Read More

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Back to Square One

If the seasons are cyclical and we all know they are, where exactly does the square come in, much less the first one?   Aren’t cycles by definition round?  It seems that going back to square one gets a bad rap a lot of the time.  For instance, you always go back to square one, right? Read More