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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    10 November 2011 Crosne Picked and Processed.(Stachys affinis) 10 November 2011 Crosne Picked and Processed.(Stachys affinis). Crosne (Stadchys affinis) were harvested, since the vegetation started to die off.Tubers were as large as they ever get. There were about 12 plants total. The vegetation...
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    18 August 2011 Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) 24 Pounds picked. 18 August 2011 Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) Twenty four pounds of elderberries were picked today and made into juice. Some were a bit dry, since we didn’t have rain for about ten days. Tonight it rained hard, so the remaining...
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    3 August 2011 Produce Picked 3 August 2011 Produce Picked. It is a dull, humid day with a bit of sporadic rain. Beans, cucumbers, potatoes, cabbage, tomatoes, strawberries, and beets were picked and given to my neighbor. The issue with any garden is the quantity of produce that is mature on any...
  4. Careers
    So yesterday I went into a grocery store that was hiring for decorator. He saw my resume and almost laughed because I don't have much experiance. I begged for a chance, and he gave me a test run. Saw my cake and said come in tommorow (today). So I went in today and they hired me! Its 30-40 hours...
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    21 August 2010 Produce Picked Today 21 August 2010 Produce Picked Today. A care package was prepared for a friend who lives in the city. The main crop of tomatoes, corn, is almost finished. The only item rather strange is the purslane, which grows everywhere. It is a fine addition to a salad...
  6. Family
    We are SO proud of her! Her soccer coach sent an email asking if we would allow Diva to join their team for the MLS Futbolito 4x4 tournament. The other girls have been training together for 3 years, and he was impressed with her skills. She will be playing at Gillette Stadium (home of the...
  7. Homesteading and gardening
    We went strawberry picking yesterday. I had hoped to get 20 pounds. Well 43 pounds later, I have strawberries coming out of my ears! I made 2 batches of jam, have frozen at least 17 quart bags, have 3 trays drying in the dehydrator and another tray of fruit leather. That was yesterday...
  8. Secondhand Shopping
    DH and I were out walking on trash night when he noticed this bike at the bottom of a pike of junk. I'd been wanting an English style bike to ride for in town errands, so we took it home. Here it is after he stripped and painted the frame and replaced various parts. Now I ride it to the...
  9. General Chat
    Ever just feel like your being picked on or picked at and you don't know why? Someone just keeps peeing in your cheerios with no explanation? Its been one of those days. :dis::bang::shake:
  10. Family
    We got on the subject of names and Joe asked me what I was thinking and I told him that I didn't want to think about it until we new what it was and he said that was fine. Then I was joking how with Paige we jokingly called her baby DJ since I was a big Dale Jarrett fan and it drove me stepdad...
  11. Homesteading and gardening
    Well the title says it all first tomato June 30th Yummy!!! need some bacon!
  12. Leisure & Media Arts
    These i pickes up a week ago: *A clock work orange by anthony Burgess *Come the morning by Shannon drake *1984--cant seem to get into it. *Texas embrace-Roseanne Bittner these I picked up saturday at the libary: Deep midnight--Snannon Drake Gentle is a Grandmothers love--alice gray...
  13. General Chat
    So, for those of you who don't know, I'm the musical director for the spring musical at the middle school where I teach. The director decided that this year we are going to do "High School Musical." It's a Disney channel movie/play that the kids are going to absolutely freak about. We have a...
  14. Home Environment
    I took dd to her first day of school. Just me and the college bound one here and trust me she will snooze for hours! Time to get a GRIP on my house and life. It is pushing 8:30 so I am going to power clean for 15 minutes in any room and any type of cleaning and see what happens. Let the games...
  15. Supplemental Income, Small Business
    I'm so excited! I got a call last week from the mother of an old student of mine who is struggling w/9th grade hisyory. So, I'm now tutoring her once a week! It's an extra $50 a week, which we can really use!!! :D
  16. Supplemental Income, Small Business
    The guidance counselor at our school asked me yesterday if I'd be willing to do bedside instruction for a few weeks for one of our students who broke his collarbone and arms playing football and has been out for a week and a half and will be out for another month. It will only be for 3 weeks...
  17. General Chat
    He was visiting his grandparents out in CA for 2 weeks. Can you BELIEVE that he actually admitted to being glad to see me. He's in the TERRIBLE 12 yr old stage where affection can be tough to come by. He wouldn't take his arms off me. Lets hear it for getting past the pre-adolescent...
  18. Homesteading and gardening
    I thought I had pinched off all my strawberry blooms (everbearing, I'm trying to give the littl guys a chance to get established), but the other day I noticed two berries in the patch. I took a look at one yesterday, and it was as white as white could be. Went out a few minutes ago, and i was...
  19. Pets
    Toads marry in bid for rain 6:00 PM June 6 Two giant toads were married in a traditional Hindu ceremony in eastern India at the weekend by villagers hoping to propitiate the rain gods and end a dry spell. Some 400 people cheered and blew conches as women put streaks of vermilion on the female...
  20. Drugstore & Grocery Store Deals/Product Reviews
    I had read on another board about the great deals everyone was picking up at 90% off. I had been seeing these posts for over a week and decided I would go check out the one 35 miles from me when someone posted about getting bikes for $10. I decided it was worth a shot. All I could find for 90%...
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