Category Archives: By Hand

Spring clean-up

Slowly, as the days get warmer, more things are getting done here.  We’ve dumped mulch on the onion bed and manure on the potato/pepper bed.  There’s still a 1/2 trailer load of manure to get spread into the squash patch, … Continue reading

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My daddy loves me – he made this:

It’s a wash bench!  It comes all apart, and I can mount a wringer on the top!  Dad is an amazing carpenter, (and I think he had fun puzzle piecing all of this together, because it’s color coded!).  Now, when … 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 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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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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How to (I) set up a camp kitchen

Guest blogging!  🙂  http://americanpreppersnetwork.com/2014/02/setting-camp-kitchen-way.html

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Ann’s Amazing Excema Clearing Lotion

A while back, my daughter had excema and we couldn’t get rid of it.  She cried when we put lotion on her because it stung.  Baby oil didn’t work.  She was miserable.  In the winter, she got cracks in her … Continue reading

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