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Friday, December 25, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Thank you for visiting my blog page, and I hope I can help you learn how to be more self sufficient every day.  If there are any topics you would like to see explored, please let me know.

Let us all enjoy this season and remember Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior, and that our Heavenly Father lives and loves us.  Let us be worthy of the Holy Spirit in our lives, study the scriptures, and do all things that bring us closer to being like Christ.

Merry Christmas and Happy 2010!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Honey and Water

I bought two gallons of fresh raw honey from a local beekeeper for only $60, which is about half what I might ordinarily pay.  Here is a photo of the container and the first batch of jars I made after warming so it flowed well into the jars.  Since there is a fair amount of wax inside the honey, I expect I will need to warm it up each time I use it because it will probably solidify very quickly.


Also I poured out old bottles of water and refilled them (it's been since February/April), which I try to do twice a year so the water is always fresh.  I try to have at least 10 bottles of such water for each of us, and put it in a storage bin for protection of the floor.



Sunday, December 6, 2009

Frozen Potatoes

I neglected to cover my potato plants (two of the plants are in a container), so they wilted terribly with today's low temperatures.  I harvested the four potatoes under the soil and they are great! Three small ones, one medium large one.  I'm very pleased how well the plants did considering I didn't give it any special treatment.  Next spring when I plant more I will also pay more attention to the fertilizers each plant type needs and see what difference it makes!

In any case, it's unfortunately I didn't realize we'd have that big of a cold snap.

My lettuce and broccoli are covered with a sheet for tomorrow since it's supposed to snow a little.  We harvested some of the lettuce tonight for a salad.  Yum!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Broccoli and potatoes

The broccoli plants are doing so very well, so I expect to have some good broccoli heads eventually.  I dug up a single red potato this morning and hope for much more.  This one is very small, and can fit comfortably on a teaspoon.  It was delicious!  I feel very grateful I've been able to grow these Fall/Winter vegetables!