A little while ago I entered to win a giveaway at A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa. It was wonderful to get home from karate last night and find a big box on my front porch full of wonderful things! Photo Dude has a new set of gloves and Mama has chocolate!!! Everything in the box is from Seeds of Change. The seeds are packaged in neat resealable packages that will be much nicer to keep all winter than trying to tape the others shut. The chocolate is delightful and the reusable bag it all came in is wonderfully sturdy. I'm so grateful to have gotten this prize.
I love A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa, the posts cover a wide variety of topics from cooking to gardening, chicken keeping and the not so easy parts of homestead life. She also hosts a wonderful weekly blog hop. Please head on over to Ms. Bauman's blog and give her a "Hey there" won't you?
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
I did not have the best planning skills this year. My pepper bed is nicely organized in straight staggered lines but then you look at the other beds and they are no were near as neat. The middle bed is especially a hot mess. Every year those darn zucchini plants surprise me with there size!
This bad lad is about four feet by four feet, it takes up most of the bed. We also have three broccoli plants growing and a bunch of bush beans, watermelon and cucumbers!!! What on earth was I thinking? Guess that by the time we planted I just wanted to get stuff into the ground. I will be making much better notes for next years garden.
Photo Dude is very good at getting the vine plants trained up the lines. He does yell at them a bit like they are kids invading each others space and I think it is really cute. That's my guy :)
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Get a soft cloth damp and sprinkle on enough baking soda to make a paste. Scrub the silver the way you would normally wash flatware by hand. The tarnish should quickly come away.
If you have a lot of silver to polish make it a family event, sit around the table and get it all done together you will get to talk to each other without the distraction of the TV and I find it easier to bring up some of the big topics when I can keep my hands busy.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving.