Monthly Archives: November 2012

Green Lacewing (chrysopidae) – one of the good guys!

When we moved to Texas I waited one year before I did anything in the back yard. I wanted to see what was growing there and learn about the best types of plants that grow in our area. As I … Continue reading

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My neighbor’s wooden toys

A few weeks ago I helped a neighbor set up a table to sell some of his handmade wooden toys at a local craft show. He has made wooden toys for close to 25 or 30 years and loves to … Continue reading

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Drying Herbs

I have been drying many batches of oregano for the past month and our humidity has been low so it is drying quickly. I always pick my herbs in the early morning after any dew or moisture has dried. My … Continue reading

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Zucchini “Things”

If you have been reading my personal blog, by now, you must realize my love for all things “Zucchini!” Even though I have only talked about the sweet treats I make with zucchini, I must admit I could could do … Continue reading

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Zucchini “Crab” Cakes (or fritters)

Yes, you are right, there is a bit of theme going on here… zucchini (courgette!) I just picked 2 more the other day and still have a few on the counter. By far, the easiest way for me to prepare … Continue reading

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This and That

I do not have the Zucchini “Thing” post ready yet. I seem to be running around doing “this” and “that” and some things are just getting pushed to the side right now. This is a beautiful okra bloom from this … Continue reading

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Muffins: Zucchini (courgette) – Round 2

Round 1 of my zucchini muffins was successful, so I knew Round 2 would be too.I used the same recipe from Round 1, but I used 1/2 organic white flour and 1/2 of the wheat berries that I ground. The … Continue reading

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Muffins: Zucchini (courgette) – Round 1

My zucchini plants are still growing well over at my neighbors. We have had our first big cool down a few nights ago and temps have dipped into the low 30’s so I have been keeping my eye on the … Continue reading

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Grinding wheat berries

The main reason I bought the Vitamix is to grind grains. I have had it a little over a month now and still haven’t used it for that purpose. I did grind out some oats into flour for making pancakes, … Continue reading

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Re-post: Handmade Pay it Forward Challenge – 2012 (ahh, let’s make it 2013)

I originally posted this handmade challenge back in February 2012, but had no one comment, so I am posting it again. I have been seeing the Handmade Pay It Forward Challenge going around on a few blogs, but I was … Continue reading

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