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About dep31

I am a farm-raised homeschooling mom. I take great joy in making nutritious food that inspires people to take seconds. Thirds, anyone? We are a God-fearing, Christ worshiping family that enjoys good friends and good eats. If the kitchen is clean and the living room carpet is visible, then that's a nice bonus.

Garden Resolution #1

I hereby resolve to start all my seeds in the house next year. Looking for cilantro started from seed is like hunting needles in haystacks!

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Thunderstorm Strawberries

Well, it might not have been the wisest thing to do in the beginning stages of a Class 3 thunderstorm, but I just couldn’t stand the idea of losing the first berries of the year to the hail that’s predicted … Continue reading

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Window stickers

A year ago in Seattle, I spotted this sticker and got a quick photo. (Don’t worry; I wasn’t driving.) I posted it on Facebook, with a “Want!” My awesome sister-in-law in Portland saw the post and got it custom made … Continue reading

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Transplanting Raspberries: A Process Approach

I inherited some red raspberry plants in the garden when we purchased our homestead five years ago.  They are Mr. Caffeinated’s favorite for flavor.  Unfortunately, they are also planted wayyy too close to the pasture fence, and are also very … Continue reading

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Starting seeds

I had a number of seeds that I sowed directly in my garden that never came up, so I’m starting a batch in the house. Better late than never, right? The first few are starting to show signs of life. … Continue reading

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Time to cut garlic scapes

I have been keeping an eye on my garlic patch, because about now is when garlic will try to flower. As I told a friend of mine a while back, when it comes to garlic, you get a choice: either … Continue reading

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Dirty

I discovered a whole new level of grime today while hauling and spreading bark. It involved being so utterly dirty that I scrubbed and rinsed three times in the shower, and then checked in the mirror to be sure I’d … Continue reading

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