Eighth of an Acre Bounty

Random thoughts and anecdotes on cooking, critters, gardening and life on our small city lot.

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Off to see the wiz..

August 29th, 2009 · 5 Comments

er… Bullocks I mean – as in the Bullock Brothers permaculture homestead on Orcas Island.

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Cut’n Come Again

May 14th, 2009 · 4 Comments

This winter I purchased a one pound package of “chicken lettuce” from Wild Garden Seeds. This mix is made up of seed that was passed over for inclusion in regular seed packets due to rain stains, excessive chaff or lower germination rates. But it is cheap – a one pound package was $19 (do you […]

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Tags: Gardening · Minutae


May 7th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The first of this month was my birthday. Our dogwood in the backyard always tends to bloom within a week or two of my birthday every year and puts on a chorus of color with the emerging lilacs, tulips and iris. Although May tends to be a generally soggy month in this part of the […]

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April 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

In my earlier posts this week I forgot to mention that I had a minor WordPress freakout earlier this month which resulted in many of your comments (and my replies) being sent to the WP spam folder. Due to the insane amount of spam comments I get each day it is going to take some […]

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Haven’t we been here before?

February 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Yep – this is what I woke up to today. All of the seed planting and gardening glory of last week buried under a couple inches of snow. I know for those readers in the Northeast you are probably tired of listening to me whine about the miniscule amounts of snow that drop upon us […]

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January 25th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Well once again I ended up taking a unintended week off from blogging (aside from my little post on Tuesday when I just had to express my delight at seeing that helicopter take off from the capital). I went down to Oregon to visit my grandparents last weekend and had a good time catching up. […]

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Christmas keeps coming..

January 2nd, 2009 · 9 Comments

My Dad dropped by yesterday with a big surprise. For any of you who have been reading for a while, you have already listened to me whining and complaining about the price and rarity of stoneware crocks. Big crocks are the most useful tool for many of the lactic fermentation projects I want to start. […]

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Tags: Animals · Minutae

Ask and you shall receive

December 18th, 2008 · 2 Comments

In an earlier post I mentioned that if it was going to be this cold here, it would be nice to have some real snow to accompany it. Well, it came! A day later than the forecast, but here on Thursday evening I am comfortably snuggled in front of the computer, a jelly jar of […]

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The Big Freeze

December 15th, 2008 · 2 Comments

How could you turn away from those faces just wanting a scruff? I mentioned in a previous post that we headed down south to farmsit for the weekend for a friend who is currently in Kenya. A stormfront blew in on Friday night and rewarded us with increasing snow flurries on our way down. We […]

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December 10th, 2008 · No Comments

These two have managed it – but it seems I have little to share lately. I’ve been doing a lot of mental processing and spinning for the coming year and it seems about all I can do to get my Dark Days posts up on time, much less anything else. I’ve been reading garden porn […]

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