Category Archives: Gardening

Master Food Preserver

Many of you have heard of the Master Gardner program offered through the state extension services.  I have recently discovered that there also used to be a Master Food Preserver certification course.  I checked with the extension service in my … Continue reading

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Making Fruit Liqueur

What to do when you have some extra fruit or berries?  Try making your own fruit liqueur.  The general procedure is: Combine 1 lb fruit or berries, 750 ml vodka and 1 cup sugar. Shake gently every day for 2-4 … Continue reading

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Chickens Cleaning Up Garden

The garden in my current house got away from me.  I had wood-chips down as a mulch and grass and other plants grew up 12″-24″ high.  My brother has chickens so I borrowed 3 of them and they spent two weeks in … Continue reading

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Starting Seeds in Peat Pellets

My son decided it was time to start seeds and he had to do it right now.  I had an unused peat pellet kit so he added water and seeds.  There is a YouTube video on it.  I also have … Continue reading

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The Three Sisters Garden

My son learned about the Native American’s Three Sisters Garden and wants to try it.  The three sisters are corn, beans and squash that work together or in permaculture terms are a guild.  Corn as we know has a ridged … Continue reading

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