Monthly Archives: November 2016

New Chickens on the Backyard Farm

Over the weekend we added some new pullets to our flock.  We drove down to Corvallis and picked up four poulet de Bresse and one Copper Maran from Fraiser Creek Farm.  They are all about 4 months old and should start laying … Continue reading

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Maple Pecan Pie

Filling: 2 cups pecan halves or pieces 2 T butter 1 cup maple syrup 3 large eggs ½ cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon amaretto (almond liqueur) (optional) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 t salt 1. Heat the oven to 375°F. … Continue reading

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Dish Cloth Week – Day 2

DAY 2 Row 20:  Bind off 4 stitches, K to end Row 21:  knit across Row 22:  k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k11; turn (1 st left on needle) Row 23:  knit across Row 24:  k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, … Continue reading

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Dish Cloth Week – Day 1

cotton yarn size 7 US needles Day One Cast on 18 stitches  (leaving a 12inch tail) Row 1:  knit across Row 2:  k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k11; turn (1 st left on needle) Row 3:  knit across Row 4:  … Continue reading

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Samhain – A time for honoring the past and planning for the future

Samhain marks the time when the warmth of summer is ended and the cold and dark  of winter are nearly here.  Winter brings a chance for every seed and soul to find rest and renewal, to start fresh when spring returns. … Continue reading

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