Author Archives: atillerthemom

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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Apricot Jam

This is by far my favorite jam. This is one that reminds me of being a kid. It also helps that my kids love it. Apricots are the kick off to canning season for me. They areĀ  one of the … Continue reading

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The tools you need

Thought that I would at least post some pictures of some of the tools you will need to can with.   I don’t use a water bath canner seeing as it states not to use the on a glass cook … Continue reading

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Basic gravy

29July 2013 This weekend I made biscuits and gravy… Well I made the biscuits and Joe made the gravy. Gravy has always been something that I have been afraid of. Joe on the other hand makes wonderful gravy, and he … Continue reading

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Tomatillo?….

So earlier this month I found this guy growing in a pot that I had a tomatillo growing in. I love the volunteer plants that grow in my yard. I have been watering and taking good care of this plant … Continue reading

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Tomato flower drop

23 July 2013 Ok, so this past week I have been noticing that the flowers on my tomato plants are turning yellow where the potential stem is , and falling off. It is very discouraging and heart breaking seeing as … Continue reading

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Peanut butter

22 July 2013 Home made goodness I had purchased a food processor a couple years ago. I love it! It is so easy to make your own peanut butter with one. If you like Adams peanut butter you need to … Continue reading

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