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About catfeet1

Mom, canner, reader, sci-fi geek, she who loves car seats

Steig Tattler jar lids

If you’ve never seen these, they are a re-usable jar lid that takes approximately 3 uses in order to break even.  In other words, if you used 3 metal, non-reusable lids, you’d pay for one of these.  I jumped into … Continue reading

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The new year, salsa verde and peppers…

Words of wisdom for the new year;  if you are making salsa verde because you couldn’t handle the super abundant supply of your tomatillos earlier in the year and froze your tomatillos until you had time to handle them…wear gloves … Continue reading

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How to process black walnuts

So, black walnuts, hey, that’s a Minwax stain, right?  No, though your hands may look like you’ve been playing with said stain after you’re done!  Black walnut is a type of tree that produces a hard nut with a meat … Continue reading

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Potatoes are gardeny happiness!

Last year, I positioned my potato beds badly and they didn’t get the light they needed to get big.  This year, I moved things around and due to the frost that’s happening tomorrow night, we picked this morning.  I had … Continue reading

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The last 6 months

I’m sorry for leaving this blog alone for such a long time, but my life intervened.  As previously mentioned, I quit my job, but am staying on per-diem.  We’re also hiring for a new car seat person at the large … Continue reading

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How to make the world’s best potato salad (aka, my mother’s potato salad)

It’s finally spring here, the snow has mostly melted, excepting the glaciers where the plows left large piles.  It’s been such a long winter, it feels like I should be skipping around the alps and singing “The Hills Are Alive!”   Instead, … Continue reading

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Knock-Off Recipe Test: Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice

Originally posted on My Foray Into Food Storage:
Don’t miss your daily entry in my April Giveaway.  Click here to enter. ? April Giveaway Prize ? Who doesn’t love Chipotle?  I love that they offer so many wholesome choices and…

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Time to Start Thinking about Deposing Fossil Fuel Kings and Establishing a Global Climate Emergency Protocol

Originally posted on robertscribbler:
(Gigatons of Carbon in various fossil fuel reserves vs amount of carbon already released into the atmosphere. Figure based on 2007 estimates. Wealth for fossil fuel companies, a terrible liability, or a vast threat to life…

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Well, now I’ve done it.

I’ve given notice at work.  I’m coming home to be more of a full time mom/homesteader/property manager for the family trust.  The big question this year for me is this: How much food can I grow on my 1/2 acre, … Continue reading

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Fruit cobblers & bettys

Fruit cobblers and bettys are some of the easiest desserts you can make.  More people should, they’re dead easy.  So, as they’re some of my, and my family’s favorites,  I’m gonna walk you thru how I do it. First, you … Continue reading

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