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Emelia Smith
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Miss Broody Gets Her Eggs!
I have had a broody hen for a few weeks now and I have no rooster. She is a Buff Rock which is one of the breeds I choose for this specific trait. I had been taking her out to eat and drink daily hoping to break her but everyday she just boomerangs right ba...

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Homesteading with Children
I did a post on this before nearly two years ago now. Then I had just the two kids and I actually think that I felt like it was more challenging to get my chores done. Go figure. Whether it be continued maturation or better coping skills, I am now in a bett...

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Harvest Monday: June 22, 2015
Left to right: peas, lacinato kale, beet greens, broccoli greens, broccoli heads, rainbow chard, onion tops. This week was primarily still just greens but with the exciting new addition of peas and broccoli florets! They were delicious and went into a lenti...

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Mid-June Update
Baby Amish Paste tomatoes as of June 16th! I realized that I never did a list of what I am growing this year for varieties and the like. I think I also need to acknowledge the fact that I change my mind a lot. I keep going back and reading what I posted thi...

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Harvest Monday: June 15, 2015
Lemon Balm and a few Stevia leaves. This last week I found myself able to harvest a wider variety of things. I don't have pictures of everything but we enjoyed beet greens and lacinato kale that were sauteed and used as a calzone stuffing one night. Sunday ...

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How to Make a Sunflower Playhouse
Quite a few years ago now I remember I read a brief something about sunflower playhouses on a seed website. At the time a didn't have children so I kind of filed that idea away in my brain. Well, now I do! and they are the perfect ages to appreciate a playh...

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Rain Soaked
We got rain for nearly four days this week. At the risk of sounding ungrateful it might have been a bit too much rain. The temperatures were in the 40's to 60's range and it was just a bit miserable. While the entire state badly needed this rain because of ...

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Hot Weather Suppers: Lettuce Wraps to the Rescue!
I love Food Network and have watched cooks on there make lettuce wraps for years with a kind of annoyed curiosity. I mean, I get it. You put sandwich guts in lettuce, roll it up and eat it. Until I finally plunked down nearly $5 for a head of bibb butterhea...

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May Gardening Synopsis: The Barn Garden
May went so fast! May was also warm and is finishing up with a week of 80+ degree days! The garden has responded to these temperatures with gusto in the growth department. All of the seeds except the potatoes are up after only a week including the corn. Bla...

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Make It Do or Do Without : Being Creative in the Garden
Clear Dawn onions I love me a good challenge of the mind. It takes me until I put seeds in the ground until I have a final garden plan and even then I have been known to rip those poor little plants out and move them if I change my mind. I am also no strang...
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