Flower Clock?

Posted on July 6, 2011 by

Recently I was listening to  the radio and  NPR talked about a clock based on flowers blooming at different times.   What a cool way of telling time     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linnaeus%27_flower_clock This sounds so cool!  I might have to try this!

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Rocky Mountain Gardening

Posted on June 4, 2011 by

It is now the 4th of June as of this writing and my corn has yet to come up. I should be happy though. Most people around here haven’t even gotten any of their cool weather stuff in let alone corn. If corn is going to have any chance at fully maturing here in the […]

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Prevent E. Coli

Posted on June 3, 2011 by

With the problems that Europe is having with E. Coli I thought I’d share two resources that can help. The first is this link to an article about using hydrogen peroxide and vinegar to kill the e. coli. http://www.discount-vitamins-herbs.net/n-410-clean-vegetables.htm The second is an essential oil blend available from doTerra.  Onguard combines  wild orange, clove, cinnamon, […]

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This poem grounds me

Posted on May 28, 2011 by

Serene I fold my hand and wait, Nor care for wind, nor tide, nor sea. I rave no more ‘gainst time or fate, For lo! my own shall come to me   I stay my haste, I make delays, For what avails this eager pace? I stand amid the eternal ways, And what is mine […]

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The Best of Bread

Posted on May 27, 2011 by

Baking a good loaf of bread is a wonderful skill that can save you some serious cash.   I go through 1/2  lb of yeast and 25 lbs worth of flour every week to feed the 7 of us that are currently in residence,of course this still varies with the older girls coming and going.   Here’s […]

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Corn Seed for Less

Posted on May 9, 2011 by

John and I decided we needed some more corn seed for the garden this year.   We checked at Lone Pine Nursery off Hwy 20 near Rexburg, ID where we bought our  seed last year.  This year the price was $40 for a lb of seed!  Ouch.  We bought some reasonably priced pea seed and left.  […]

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