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Robin Edmundson
Works at robinjedmundson.com
Attended Clay High School
Lives in Solsberry, IN 47459
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In full bloom.   Wild flowers can be very unusual.
This is a toad trillium in full bloom. It is a striking flower - mottled trio of leaves and a burgundy trio of petals above. So pretty. Last year around this time we heard wood frogs quacking and barking but this year not a single one. Every year is different. Posted by Robin Edmundson at 7:12 ...
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Bluebells along the creek.   So pretty.
My favorite view of Richland Creek is during April. The bluebells are a week or so late this year, but spring has been gentle and slow. We harvested the first of the asparagus last week and the lettuce is getting big. Peas are up now, too. The onions were so slow coming up that I forgot about ...
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Here's my review of the Vermont Castings Encore wood stove.
Early in March, they finally installed our new wood stove. It is a Vermont Castings Encore. The day they finished the installation, we turned the furnace down to 55 and it has never turned on since. We've gone through about a face cord of wood [4 x 8 x 18in] in a month.
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The easiest of the greens we grow all year.   Pops right up, self sows, comes back after the cold.
Arugula is one of our favorite greens. It grows like crazy here and self seeds readily. In mild winters, it stays good enough to harvest through the whole cold season. We planted this in the fall in a cold frame and it died way back when the temps fell to the minus teens.
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New berry patch for the bees.
Last fall we moved the hives from our west hill to an area not far from the veg garden. Over the winter, we built a berry patch around the new site. I decided to orient the hives to the south. They're already in full sun so it's a bit of overkill during the summer, but hopefully this will help ...
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Puppies are just really, really cute.   And this one is totally adorable.
Meet Pepper. She the newest addition to the farm. She's a lab/German shepherd cross - just about 2 months old now. She's going to be huge. We've been waiting and waiting for the right puppy to come our way and when this one did, we snapped her up. We are delighted with her.
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Not often that you see these in the bud.
Hi there! I'm Robin. Rumor has it that we live so far out that a few miles beyond us thar be dragons. Don't believe it. The only things that smoke around here are the dye fires in the fire pit. And once, the pasture next to us - but that was just a freak of nature. It had nothing to do with me.
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I'm teaching two classes this summer.   Here are the details.
I'll be teaching two classes this June 27, 2015 at White Violet Center in St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana [just northwest of Terre Haute]. This is a great opportunity to come and learn how to dye protein [animal] fibers in a very fun and friendly place.
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Getting ready for The Fiber Event at Greencastle, Indiana next week.  So excited!
It's almost time for one of the best fiber shows of the year and we've been busy dyeing! The Fiber Event at Greencastle, Indiana has three areas bursting with fiber, fleeces, rovings and yarns of all types and colors. Plus! equipment, books and tools for all kinds of fiber arts.
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Just made a batch of these.    Can't wait to break into one.
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Some lettuce is coming up in the cold frame.  I planted a bunch in the fall.
Hi there! I'm Robin. Rumor has it that we live so far out that a few miles beyond us thar be dragons. Don't believe it. The only things that smoke around here are the dye fires in the fire pit. And once, the pasture next to us - but that was just a freak of nature. It had nothing to do with me.
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My favorite spring blue.   And in the absence of blue skies, I'll take as much of this squill as I can.
My favorite early spring flowers are up - Scilla [Siberian Squill]. I love that color. Usually the bees are all over it, but this year the wild bees [or neighbors' bees - no way to tell which] are robbing out what's left of the pollen and honey in my hives instead. I'm OK with that.
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    writer, beekeeper, jam-maker, present
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Working hard and making stuff in rural Indiana
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Weaver, dyer, jam-maker, beekeeper, homeschooler.  www.rurification.com
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  • Clay High School
    1981
  • University of Utah
    Linguistics, 1985
  • Indiana University
    Linguistics, 1992
  • Clay High School South Bend Indiana
    1981
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Rurification: Spring at Last
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My favorite view of Richland Creek is during April. The bluebells are a week or so late this year, but spring has been gentle and slow. We h

Rurification: Dye Classes!
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I'll be teaching two classes this June 27, 2015 at White Violet Center in St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana [just northwest of Terre Haute]. Th

Rurification: New Wood Stove
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Early in March, they finally installed our new wood stove. It is a Vermont Castings Encore. The day they finished the installation, we turne

Rurification: The Fiber Event at Greencastle
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It's almost time for one of the best fiber shows of the year and we've been busy dyeing! The Fiber Event at Greencastle, Indiana has three a

Rurification: Hot Cross Buns
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... 1 tsp sea or kosher salt; 1-2 ¼ C mixed dried fruit, chopped: citrus, currants, raisins, craisins, apricots, etc. Mix all of that togeth

Rurification: New Berry Patch
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Last fall we moved the hives from our west hill to an area not far from the veg garden. Over the winter, we built a berry patch around the n

Rurification: Spring Greens
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Hi there! I'm Robin. Rumor has it that we live so far out that a few miles beyond us thar be dragons. Don't believe it. The only things that

Rurification: New Addition
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Meet Pepper. She the newest addition to the farm. She's a lab/German shepherd cross - just about 2 months old now. She's going to be huge. W

Rurification: Garden Huckleberries
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I'm trying a new fruit this year in the veg garden - garden huckleberries, Solanum melanocerasum. [Pic: Rareseeds.com] These are different f

Rurification: Liquid Soap
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This is a batch of liquid soap paste. Making liquid soap starts with the same basic process as hot process bar soap [only with potassium hyd

Rurification: More Soap Experiments
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A long while back, on a whim, I ordered a block of cocoa butter to use in soap. It came. It smelled divine. Creamy white chocolate heaven. I

Rurification: Soap, Soap, Soap
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The weather put the kibosh on some of our plans last week, so Claire and I seized the moment to make a couple of batches of soap. This was a

Rurification: A Few Other Rural Blogs from around the World
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Winter has decided to stay for a while longer here. In the meantime, I'm catching up reading some other terrific rural blogs from around the

Rurification: Winter Creek
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The creek is pretty all year long. Even in the winter. It runs all the time so never freezes over entirely. And the vast majority of time du

Rurification: Whatever Happened to the Elderberries
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A few years ago I cut some elderberry branches, rooted them and stuck them in the ground. They grew. And they survived last year's horrible

Rurification: What I Do in the Winter
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Once the garden is done for the year and the cold sets in, I have time to practice painting. It's a slow, painstaking process. I have to rem

Rurification: Buds
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Before the snow this week, the buds on the cherries had started to swell. Which means that spring will come. [Like it does every year.] Even

Rurification: Marmalade Recipe Roundup
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It's Februrary and that means it's marmalade season. I love marmalade. Nothing is as beautiful this time of year as a jar of citrusy sunshin

Rurification: Rabbit Stew
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This is the time of year I see a lot of rabbit damage on our trees and on any exposed greens tucked in the corners of the beds. We are lucky

Rurification: Deep Mulch Garedening
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The truth is that I'm a bit slow when it comes to gardening fads. I'm totally clueless about most of that kind of stuff. [That's true for li