10 Repurposed (Free or Cheap) Things You Should Have

I was puttering around in the yard when I realized that we sure have a lot of random crap around our yard. I guess you can’t call it crap because it’s all really, really useful stuff. None of these items’ primary use is for gardening or livestock keeping but here we are using them all…

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Soy Sauce and Apricots Did Me In

We’re about to enter our 22nd month of not buying food at the grocery store. The 22nd month. Nearly 2 years of avoiding processed food. I documented the first year over at our other blog, A Year Without Groceries, but have pretty much tapered off to a once a month cheese challenge post over there….

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Tequila Por Mi Amante or Strawberry Tequila

Strawberry season is here! What better way to spend a hot summer afternoon than hanging out with friends, barbecuing and drinking margaritas? I am rather partial to fruit margaritas, especially strawberry margaritas, which this tequila recipe is fantastic in. It’s best to start it soon so you’ll have it on hand by the time Summer…

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Frankensteer

Erica over at Northwest Edible Life posted yesterday about her experience 7 years ago witnessing a slaughter at a small ranch. The post is graphic so view it at your own discretion. I found her post well timed for me at least. The night before she posted it I had watched the documentary “Frankensteer” about…

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Not Enough Time?

I’ve been noticing/reading/hearing a lot of “I don’t have enough time” lately when it comes to gardening. Even people who love to garden are lamenting about how much time it takes them. No one has the time. Well, maybe they do, they just don’t know it yet. Time management is what I do. I’m a…

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Cream of Roasted Fennel Soup

This is my first year growing Florence Fennel (the bulbing kind). Fennel grows wild around here so I figured it would do well in our yard. Boy has it! This will definitely be something we’ll continue to grow. In addition to the fennel we harvest some of our first potatoes from our potato bins! They…

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