Monthly Archives: August 2013

Carrot Cake Jam

29 Aug 2013 This jam is a favorite among many people I know. I have a few friend that eat gluten free that have told me that this jam has filled their carrot cake craving void. They eat it with … Continue reading

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Another book recommendation

  26 Aug 2013   This book is awesome if you are interested in mini farming. It has everything from getting your soil ready to raising chicken for meat. It talks about soil maintenance and how to build garden beds. … Continue reading

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Canning Peaches

26 Aug 2013 This time a year is get fruit in bulk cheep time of the year. That means roll in the 24 pound box of peaches. You can usually get #2 peaches (the ugly ones) for pretty cheep. I … Continue reading

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Pickling beets

20 Aug 2013 So beets is a food that I think you either like or don’t like. I have even been asked why I grow beets because they are “useless.” I happen to really like beets. I really love pickled … Continue reading

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Getting Started (water-bath canning)

I thought that I would write a little something for beginners. You do a process every time you can food. You always have to sterilize the jars and heat the lids. There are always things that you should have ready … Continue reading

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Canning books

13 Aug 2013 So I have been spending a lot of time the past two weeks canning food to enter in the Evergreen State Fair. In that time I have purchased three different book. I love them all. They all … Continue reading

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Zaycon

About a week ago I had purchased 40lb of ground beef from a company called Zaycon. If you have never heard of Zaycon and have freezer space you should check them out. They also sell bacon, fruit, milk, hot dogs, … Continue reading

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The Mini Farming Guide

5 Aug. 2013 This book is awesome. It can aid you in you decision on variety of vegetable you want to grow. It explains soil preparation, how to get started, weeds pests and diseases. It also has recipes. This book … Continue reading

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Top work graft

This is by far my proudest gardening moment of this year. This past winter/spring I attended a couple seminars through the Snohomish County Fruit Society ( http://snohomishcfs.wordpress.com/) about how to graft fruit trees. We have an apple tree in our … Continue reading

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Tomatillo volunteer BOOM!

4 Aug 2013 So earlier in the week I had made a post about a possible volunteer tomatillo that was maybe a weed that I was nursing. Well this weekend It decided to show me what’s up. And yes… it … Continue reading

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