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Feather Plucker!

Winter continues in Central New England. It is not as wickedly cold as it was in early January, but daily highs are only above freezing 50% of the time, nightly lows are generally… Continue reading

Let’s Get Rotten

We are on back half of winter here in New England, at least as far as the calendar shows. I have received about half a dozen seed catalogs, not counting the ones Mr.… Continue reading

Girls Like Flours- Farinata! (No That is Not an Italian Swear Word)

It is still wicked cold in central Massachusetts. Actually, it was dangerously cold in most of the USA this week. The next gardening season seems so far away on days when the high… Continue reading

Snow Birds

It is wicked cold in central Massachusetts. We always have winter cold snaps, but this year it came a little earlier than usual. For those of us who live in the house the… Continue reading

Thanks, but I’ll Pass

It is the Sunday before Thanksgiving in the USofA, and I have a pretty good start on my meal preparation. The turkey is hanging out in the refrigerator awaiting its briny bath tomorrow… Continue reading

Trying to be Trendy, again- Oh BROTHer

So people are talking about bone broth. What are they saying? Play around on these links (watch out, they all want to sell you something.) Here’s a guy named Dr. Axe who thinks… Continue reading

One Last Jam!

As promised, here is the story about what happened to the very hard, very green tomatoes I harvested when disassembling the 2017 Food It Yourself garden. It started, as most things do in… Continue reading

Slowly Cooking Off My Tomatoes

Yes, the Food It Yourself 2017 garden season has been brought to an end. Even after the take down I still had plenty of tomatoes available. My refrigerator was full of the last… Continue reading

Food It Yourself Garden 2017 Wrap-Up

What a strange, productive, surprising year we had with the Food It Yourself garden. The weather was even more irrational than usual for New England. October is still trying to convince us it… Continue reading

New to Me- Delectable Delicata!

I like retro stuff. I listen to retro style music. I like to shop at consignment stores that specialize in retro fashions.  Recently, a very retro style squash has come back to the… Continue reading