"Randy, glad you had some good turkey!
I've been cooking dog food for Rufus, using a crock pot. I'm vegetarian but he is a dog so his food includes meats. His last batch contained ground turkey as the meat base. He liked…"
"Today I planted the first of my new batch of fruit trees. In the maritime pacific NW, this has been a very mild winter so far. The nursery sent the bare root this week, so I wanted to get it into the ground as soon as possible.
"Randy, I'll second that! Gardening keeps me sane. More or less :-)
Yesterday I planted onion seeds in starter packs. From what I read, growing onions from seeds is more productive than sets or bought plants. Last year,…"
""A farmer gets sent to jail, and his wife is trying to hold the farm together until her husband can get out. She’s not, however, very good at farm work, so she writes a letter to him in jail: “Dear sweetheart, I want to plant the…"
"Thank you Joan for the great information!
This weekend I was in Petaluma, so stopped by the Baker Creek heirloom seeds seed-bank. I think they have thousands of varieties. I don't need more seeds, but bought some amaranthus,…"
"Sensitivity to bitterness is a genetic trait that can be tested for. Interestingly, people who are sensitive to bitterness are likely to drink slightly more coffee.
I recently resumed filling in my lineage on ancestry.com and noted they…"
"Joan, despite frustrating memory lapses and loss of financial and arithmetic skills, you have fantastic judgement and attitude. I imagine that everyone who your life touches, including me, is grateful for your presence in our lives. …"
"Thanks Randy for your experiences. I've been feeling disillusioned, like I hope it isn't like this for the rest of my life. After a little while up doing anything or just walking, it feels like a mule kicked me…"
"We had a noodle casserole. In it was steamed cauliflower, and some mushrooms, onions, and gatlic that I sauteed before mixing i to the noodles. It had a roux made with flour, water, and tapioca starch, and a bouillon cube. And on…"
"I've been wanting to decommission a border by the house. It's difficult to reach with garden hose in summer, and deer eat so much stuff, I fenced it with tall deer fencing. As a result, it was difficult to weed too, and it…"
"A massive number of books and even some movies are about to enter the public domain.
This includes some works by Aldous Huxley, Charlie Chaplin, DH Lawrence and, oh boy!, HG Wells!
According to The Atlantic, Google books,…"
"Randy,maybe a soil test is needed? I had it done, very helpful. I discovered I had very high iron, high potassium, and high-normal phosphorus. The calcium was very low, magnesium was low, and copper was low-normal. They…"
"Spud, that's great about the hawk! They are a much needed predator. Having a hawk nest would be wonderful.
I put up a barn owl box, but after 4 years there are still no occupants. They eat a huge number of rodents.…"
"Patricia, I'm also not a good follower of recipes. I do use them for guidelines. For bread, I know it by heart, but also depend on how the dough feels in my hands.
Plinius, that's what I do a lot. It's nice to use what is local or…"