Random Factoids 28.08.2017

‘There are over 20 000 species of edible plants in the world. However, just 20 species provide 90% of human food.’ *Source Hmmm…food for thought. Literally! I wonder if these other 19 980 species of edible plant would help to solve the worlds food crisis as opposed to lab made frankenfood. Thoughts? -Mliae

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Our Rhubarb plants!

I really love it when I can say: ‘Spring has sprung and look what’s springing up for us!’ Β Fresh from our garden! YYYYEEEEE, I’m always so excited when I see good plants coming up! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ This past year I have really been into planting, preserving and trying to make the most out of what…

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Balsamic & Black Pepper Beets

Originally posted on Life In Woodford:
Beets: the often under-appreciated root vegetable. I have always liked beets, but it wasn’t until I added them to my garden this past year that I feel completely, hopelessly in love with them. Sure, they’re not the easiest vegetable to eat, certainly not compared to the snap peas and…

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Bread, Cheese & Children from Scratch

Originally posted on wildwoodhomestead:
I spend a small fortune on cheese. Especially soft cheeses, like goat cheese and sumptuous, creamy, expensive real, imported cheeses that pair perfectly with Pinot Noir and peppery water table crackers or smeared across a piece of thinly sliced toasted rye. Yep. This is my vice. Good cheese. Hard, soft, crumbly,…

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Fresh from the garden :)

Hello everyone πŸ™‚ I hope you are enjoying the last bits of summer! I was so excited about this, I just had to share! Yours truly, has a very nasty track record of killing off almost every plant she comes in contact with. So you can imagine my fear and frustration when I spent a…

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WWWOOOOHHHOOO!!! Winter Slim down goal achieved!!

After a very long battle with my weight…I’VE DONE IT!! This has really been some sort of journey! I started out at 76 kgs (168 lbs) and more than 2 yore than a year later, I’m now at 59,9 kgs (132 lbs)! I picked up on my attempt at shedding those last stubborn 20 lbs…

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DIY Yard Waste Composter

Hi all and happy Sunday πŸ™‚ As most of you know, we’ve been working, working, working…to make this place great and add some curb appeal at the new place! This composter desperately needed to be done, as we have quite a bit of yard space and nowhere to put all the cut branches, grass clippings,…

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Planting time is upon us!

WWEEEEEEEE!! Spring is here, spring is HERE!! We’ve been working quite hard to get the yard area even ready to do some spiffing up. Curb appeal is the name of the game this summer. So is self-sufficiency. We are starting out with a whole bunch of berry bushes that were here when I got the…

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