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Robin Edmundson
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Attended Clay High School
Lives in Solsberry, IN 47459
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While the snow falls, I'll be catching up on these great rural blogs.    Happy reading!
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 world that you might like, too. All of them are guaranteed to make you feel good about life. Wellington Farm is a blog out of Canada.
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I'm hoping for some actual fruit this year.   Fingers crossed.
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 winter. I saw little pink buds last week. The two by the chicken coop are the happiest. The ducks hang out around there and poop all over the place and that ...
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It's nice to sit down and go all right brained once in a while.
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 remind myself that it's OK to paint a lot of bad paintings and that practice is often messy. But sometimes things turn out OK. I like the water and the trees ...
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A little chocolate jam to help you celebrate Valentine's Day.
Happy Valentine's Day! We're whipping up a quick batch of Chocolate Raspberry Jam to have with our treats today and it reminded me that it's time to do a quick review of the Chocolate Jams that I've done on the blog. You can make any fruit jam into a chocolate jam. We've used a few different ...
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We scored some rabbits from the neighbor and made some rabbit stew.  Great winter meal!
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 enough to have a neighbor who hunts the multitude of cottontail rabbits that threaten to eat my entire garden and reduce my fruit trees to barkless sticks.
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Hey, a girl can dream.
Every year I bite off more than I can chew in the garden. I can't help it. I am seduced by the descriptions and the pretty pictures in the catalogs. I always think I can squeeze one more type of winter squash in that bed. Or a couple more tomato plants. And then one more type turns into four ...
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This is what late February usually looks like.   I miss it.
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 during the winter it looks like this. Forty shades of icy brown. With a little touch of moss at the edges. Posted by Robin Edmundson at 3:30 AM ...
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I hope they're still there under all that snow....
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 though I fear that this year it won't come. [Like I do every year.] Posted by Robin Edmundson at 3:30 AM · Email ThisBlogThis!
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Locust under snow.
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 made some Blood Orange Marmalade this week.   Soooo tasty!
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 sunshine. I love marmalade on toast. Also, on pancakes. Also, on Blueberry Steel Cut Oats with yogurt. Also, on brownies. Also, on ice cream.
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If you've been hearing about deep mulch gardening, this is what it is.
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 life in general, actually.] It's only lately that I've become aware of Deep Mulch Gardening. So, I read up on it and was pleased to discover that it's not a ...
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Post mortem of our 2nd winter deadout for the winter.
Well, this winter hasn't been any better than last for the bees. I lost the first hive in December and the other hive to that cold snap at the beginning of January. I'm so bummed. I did a post mortem to find out what the problem was. There was almost a gallon of sugar and honeyballs on the tops ...
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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
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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
rurification.blogspot.com

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

Rurification: 0 for 2: Another Deadout
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Well, this winter hasn't been any better than last for the bees. I lost the first hive in December and the other hive to that cold snap at t

Rurification: Walnut Tree
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We cut down two walnut trees a few weeks ago. This is what one looked like the afternoon it was cut. No doubt from that center that this is

Rurification: Even More Handspun Yarn
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This is some of my favorite yarn of all this year. I made the first skein and loved it so much I spun a bunch more. Not my normal colors, bu

Rurification: Early Garden Tasks: Saving Milk Jugs
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It's time to start thinking about the garden. In January, I start saving all of my milk jugs so I can use them to start seeds in at the end

Rurification: More Handspun Yarn
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I spin during shows, but never end up with much, so I end up with a collection of smaller bobbins of yarn in pretty colors. This winter I pu

Rurification: Thinking about Maple Syrup Season
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It's time to start thinking about maple syrup season so that you've got your stuff prepared and you're ready to go in February when the sap

Rurification: Installing Windows
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We brought some of our new windows home during the holidays. We went with a stock size so we could afford to get bigger windows. These are 3

Rurification: Winter Garden Soil Amendment
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I miss the garden in the winter and whenever the weather is warm enough to work comfortably, I'm out there fiddling with things. And thinkin

Rurification: Cold Frame Greens
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I love my cold frames. We have several and 2 are still going strong, full of greens. This is the cold frame I made by putting an old glass d

Rurification: Late December Bees
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Here are the bees all skirted up for the winter. I used leftover Typar from our many lumber deliveries lately. And you can't see the plywood

Rurification: A Little Handspun Yarn
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One of the nicest things about fall and winter is that once the garden is done, then I have time to sit at the wheel and spin some yarn. Lik

Rurification: Mushroom Potato Soup
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I was hungry for my Zuppa Toscana and then found out I didn't have any sausage. You just can't have Zuppa Toscana without sausage. You can m