Monthly Archives: August 2012

A Dehydrator’s Worth

I have wondered what a dehydrator is worth recently. You see, last year I finally used the dehydrator for the last time, the one my mother gave me that she bought at a yard sale when I was a little-bitty … Continue reading

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Another Replacement Kitchen Aid

Well, it happened. My Kitchen Aid Pro 600 replacement mixer (the first one completely broke, the gear on the head that makes the beater and all rotate, totally broke and would no longer turn after 11 months of careful use) … Continue reading

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Feeding Chickens

I had a thought this morning, or more an observation actually. I have been getting weaker eggs lately, the shells are breaking easily and the yolks less rich in color. This has corresponded to 2 things; 1. I penned the … Continue reading

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A Doll for Aria

There is a very special little girl turning 3 this week and I wanted to do something nice for her but couldn’t go out and buy something. Today it’s hard to compete with toys in the store, but I think … Continue reading

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Butcher Block Counter and Eggs

Well, here goes; I need a counter top for the new cabinet beside our stove. I researched concrete counter tops and they seem really nice, but I didn’t have the stuff needed and it will be a big outlay of … Continue reading

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Fig Jam Recipes

I am amazed again at the wonderfulness of figs. I was in the top of our fig tree (on a ladder of course) picking yet more figs yesterday. It was stunning! I was hot, sticky from fig juice, and sweaty … Continue reading

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Randomness

I sure have been getting slack on writing over the summer. Here school is about to start and I have only put up a handful of posts over the last 4-6 months.  It’s not that nothing is happening, it’s that … Continue reading

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