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My Most Awesome (T)Roy-Built Incubator

My Most Awesome (T)Roy-Built Incubator

What do you get when you combine various parts from three old heaters, a defunct microwave, a broken paint roller, scrap lumber, a discarded tent, a string of Christmas lights and odds and ends from previous projects and a couple of “spare parts” boxes (and […]

Annie’s Mac and Cheese

Annie’s Mac and Cheese

I have long been a staunch supporter of Kraft Mac and Cheese. When I was a poor newlywed, a long, long time ago, I tried a store brand (Thrifty Maid to be exact) and decided I’d rather not eat mac and cheese if I couldn’t […]

Neck Pumpkins – a really big squash

Neck Pumpkins – a really big squash

Growing up in the South, pumpkin pie wasn’t on the line up for our autumn menus because we ate sweet potato pie. Pumpkins were for carving and decorating for fall, and I never really gave it much thought until I first ate pumpkin pie as […]

Peach Juice and Peach Tea

Peach Juice and Peach Tea

We’ve been selling peaches, but we’ve also been buying some for ourselves. The girls have been processing a box or 2 each week, but they are out of town this week, so it fell to me. Roy often goes into the kitchen wanting something interesting […]

Putting Up Peaches By Blanching

Putting Up Peaches By Blanching

We have had the good fortune to have access to lots of peaches this summer, and I have set out to make use of every one and not let any go bad. We are also selling 1/2 bushel boxes to anyone in our vicinity that […]

Questions And (sort of ) Answers About Biochar

Questions And (sort of ) Answers About Biochar

So what is biochar? Evidently biochar is to the gardener what the “tachyon beam” is to Capt. Kirk… it does everything! Biochar is the byproduct of the gasification process. When biological material (wood, manure, etc.) is burn at high temperatures and with limited access to oxygen, […]

Nest Boxes

Nest Boxes

A friend of ours, who owns the local feed and seed, suggested that we put together some nest boxes and sell them at his store. Roy sawed some wood that he had cut here on the property and we made a pattern based on a […]

Collards and Turnips for 2013

Collards and Turnips for 2013

Collards and Turnips from seed planted December 1st. The onions went in the same day. Swiss Chard and spinach in the garden box.



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