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Iron Stained Dishes

Work, school, and farming have effectively killed all the time I have to write (which used to be right after the kids left on the bus, peace and quiet with hot coffee by my keyboard...) but I am trying hard to steal the time to sit down and…
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Improving on a recipe

When I started making our homemade tortillas, I didn't have any lard in the house (post holiday pie baking wiped out my big tub), so olive oil it was, knowing they should be good, but maybe not as good as they could be. Still, they turned out…
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Life with a Water Well

How much trouble can a water well be? Besides the cost, which can be 10s of thousands of dollars, you might have issues with water quality that has to be resolved to be able to use the water. If it's bad enough, it can damage your pipes.In…
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Knife Care & Storage

My mother in law gifted me a countertop magnetized knife block and I'm not going to downplay it, I was so excited. I can be a total cooking geek for the right gadgets. I use most of my knife sets every day, and it's a pain in the arse to open…
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Lessons in Yeast and Substitutions in a Recipe

We recently ran frighteningly low on honey, and my brain being, well, it's usual scatter-brained brain, forgot to buy more on the last two trips to Grande Prairie.It was on the list; I did go down that aisle. Maybe something shiny distracted…
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They move in…

If you follow me on facebook, you probably noticed a few pictures I've posted of our recent "guests".They are gypsy moths (or the caterpillars that will turn into them) and they don't want to move out. Google says that BTK is "the thing" to…
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Pinterest Thursday : Decorating

I am a lousy decorator. I know what I like, but being able to create the look I want in my home has made it so that for too many year, the most decorating my homes have gotten is new shower curtains in cute or fun patterns. Like, I don't even…
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Pinterest Thursday

Pinterest has fast become the go-to place for ideas and inspiration. We're building a house and will have a large garden next year, so most of my pins are garden and house design! My top picks for this week from my Gardening Board So I can plan…
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Chickens!

"A chicken in every pot" - 1928 Rep. Party campaign slogan "Don't have a pot to put it in" - 1928 Dem. Party response slogan It's time to get back to more regular posting! There's been so much going on that I haven't had the brain power to formulate…
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How To Turn a Shed into a Garden Kitchen

This is a guest post from Tiger Sheds. Summer brings blooming flowers, sunny days, and warm weather to backyards around the world. Entertaining guests or neighbours in the yard is a pleasant alternative to eating indoors, but it can be difficult…
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Contest/Giveaway: Gardener’s Soap

Please read this post in it's entirety.This is a fairly simple contest, just email me a picture of your, or a family member's, hands during/after you've been gardening. The top 4 dirtiest hands will receive a bar of my handmade gardener's…
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And the winner is…

Are you ready?!?I rolled 1-14 at random.org, with each commenter being 1 to 14Jasmin Myra Henderson compostings sara9894 christinemv SalemMom Bobby M Patti Reid Jeff Kyle Christine shanyag jesse f noelrich jamie wrightAnd…