Dogs…

A recipe that all dog owners should have, especially if they live in or walk their dog(s) in wilderness areas. 1 quart of hydrogen peroxide 1/4 cup baking soda 2 tsp dish detergent This is a recipe for de-skunking your dog(s) and yes, it works. How do I know? Well, what do you think? Last…

Beet Greens Continued….

In my last post I talked about harvesting and processing beet greens. Today I would like to share how we like to eat them at our home. You can prepare beet greens exactly as you would spinach, which is about what it tastes like too. My mother use to gently boil spinach in a tiny…

Beet Greens

Beet Greens Usually I am able to get 3 crops of beets in each year: One in the spring, one in mid-summer and the last harvest is in the fall. On a typical year I harvest about 15 lbs of beet greens all from a 4×6’ raised bed. That is about $22.50 worth of vegetables…

An Enlightened Vacation

Vacation Time Again Hello everyone! I didn’t write a post last week because we were traveling again. This time we headed over to Oregon to see my youngest son. We were very fortunate that the smoke from forest fires had cleared a few days before we arrived and weather was wonderful. We stayed at Umitilla…

Hot off the Ironing Board!

The New Quilt Block After weeks of designing, measuring, cutting and testing a lot of patterns, I finally decided on a design to accompany my windmill blocks.   Here is my new block titled “Dutch Tulips”. The block pictured above, is only a sample, it is not the actual block that will get sewn into…