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15 minutes mission – Keys

Inspired by Declutter 365 I decided to take on the “Create a Designated Spot for Keys” challenge.  We have a little trouble finding keys around here.  I can usually find mine unless someone else can’t find theirs and take my … Continue reading

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Preserving the Late Summer Harvest

Pickled Cherry Tomatoes cherry tomatoes 1 clove garlic 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns 1 cup apple cider vinegar 1 cup water 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon granulated sugar Put cherry tomatoes into a clean jar.  Heat the other ingredients to … Continue reading

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The 20/10 Challenge – drawers and cabinets

I’m trying to get everything back in order after a summer of fun. I found a site, UfYH, that suggested lots of ways to make this more palatable.  Last night I tried “Clearing a Surface”.  Today, I decided to set … Continue reading

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Summer’s coming to an End…..Preserving the Harvest

Today was a “get stuff done day” run awry.  I was going to finish the blackberry jelly and the fig & ginger jam I started last night, make a batch of fig honey, brine the salmon fillets, clean up the … Continue reading

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Back from Vacation – Sauerkraut

The cabbages aren’t huge, but this is the first year I’ve had any success with cabbages in my garden.  I’m going to try my hand at making some fermented sauerkraut in one of the crocks we  picked up at Rowe … Continue reading

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Vacation Photos – The road to PEI: Shashone Falls

Outside of our first stop, Twin Falls, Idaho. This is Shashone Falls on the Snake River. Shoshone Falls is 212 feet high, 45 feet higher than Niagara Falls, and flows over a rim nearly 1,000 feet wide. Tomorrow we head … Continue reading

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Road Trip Planning

We spent quite a long time planning the route for our Epic Summer 2017 Roadtrip. We looked at hours to drive in a day,  availability of accommodations, distance from the main travel route, and did it sound like an okay … Continue reading

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Our Epic, Family Road-Trip

Sometime around St. Patrick’s Day, I bumped into a Facebook post comparing a lovely little corner of the world to mother Ireland.  It resonated with me, seemed to be such a wild and beautiful place that I looked further.  It … Continue reading

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Lovely May Weekend

We had two days in a row with breaks from the rain……time to head outside and do a little gardening.  Yesterday was errands day, and then I was, I must admit, a little lazy.  Today, I was up with the … Continue reading

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April (and her showers) coming to and end

Another weekend is coming to a close.  It’s been a busy one. On Thursday afternoon I picked up a few more vegetable starts for the kailyaird.  I put broccoli, red cabbage, green cabbage, Hubbard squash, acorn squash, round zucchini, patty pan … Continue reading

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