Monthly Archives: January 2011

Seed Starting Set Up & First Sprouts

This year I decided I wanted more room for starting seeds. I loved the seed starting light my husband made but there was no room for expansion with it. It also took up a large floor space that is hard … Continue reading

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Mending Kit

One way I motivate myself to do housework and chores is to make it novel, or to make it homemade. We’ve had a growing pile of clothes that needed to be mended but I didn’t want to sit up stairs … Continue reading

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Seed Sorting & Sharing

I decided today to spread out all my seeds and re-organize. It seemed like a good task for the coldest day of the year. I had been keeping some of them in a small set of hardware drawers in the … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday 1/24/11

There are no fresh harvests from the garden this week. Last night the temperature dipped to -23 degrees Fahrenheit. Today’s high was 2 degrees. There is at least two feet of snow on the garden and I haven’t cleaned off … Continue reading

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Snow Day

Though I’m no longer teaching, I still get a thrill from a snow day. This morning I watched the birds fight at the feeder for the prime spots. The evening grosbeaks were there first.But later, a large hairy woodpecker came … Continue reading

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