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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    Hi folks, I am still relatively new to gardening even though I grew up on a farm and weeding was my main chore as a kid. I should have paid more attention to the planting and preperation process LOL! Anyway I am mostly a grazing gardener and I love a salad garden so I built two small (4x10)...
  2. General Chat
    I am thinking about getting 4 chickens. I would like to have fresh eggs. However, I know very little about the raising process. Also, how do you feel about home raised chickens. Are they pets or food? I'm not sure if I could raise them to eat......Whats your opinion.... Thanks, Dawn
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    Lumber is just crazy expensive. I have the DIY ability but my question is...what is the most economical way to make raised garden beds? Is 2x12 fir/hemlock acceptable or does it have to be cedar? I will be building 4 boxes that are 4' x 4' each with a minimum depth desired of 12". These are...
  4. Secondhand Shopping
    I was wondering why there were so many good brands/good quality and plenty of them today at my Goodwill today. Then I noticed they just raised their price about a $1 straight across the board. so shirts a $1 more skirts a 41 more kids clothes a $1 more. You get the picture. Bummer I did find...
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    ~Just a pic for you to enjoy. :) I've only planted lettuce, peas and spinach so far. Everything else will be planted the first week of May(according to the almanac). I customized my grids since I learned that the Roma tomatoes I started were determinate(meaning big and bush like)and would need...
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    Has anyone ever made or seen or heard of raised beds in livestock troughs? We're thinking... 1. decorative factor in our area it would work nicely 2. more permanent than straw bales and free of some of the problems of wood Any thoughts, pro or con?
  7. Homesteading and gardening
    My observations regarding raised garden beds. A raised bed is not always the solution. If a yard is wet for long periods then it is probability prudent to put drainage tiles in place. A wet yard with poor drainage and a raised bed only means that the raised beds will be wet, due to wick effect...
  8. Homesteading and gardening
    I saw this video and it's so great. I figured some newer gardeners or people who wanted to garden would like to see it in case they wanted to build their own raised garden bed: Enjoy. :)
  9. Frugal Living
    Our elementary school has raised the price of school lunch to $2. I don't know if it's me or not but I think I'll be making my ds's lunch most of the time now. The menu doesn't inspire me to pay $10/week. What's the price at your school and what is your thinking...
  10. Homesteading and gardening
    We're having a raised garden this year, and I'm wondering what type of soil to use. The estimated size is 20x30. DH was thinking a mix of potting soil and mulch. Any suggestions?
  11. Question and Answer
    I was raised in a frugal home. My parents grew up during the depression. So when I made the decision to be a tightwad, it came very naturally, I felt like I was returning to my roots! But for several years when I was growing up, my dad had a really good job and we lived well, not elaborately...
  12. Utilities
    I could just cry, I am so irritated! our electric company reaised its rates without a warning, now it is 13.17 a kilowatt. This could not come at a worse time....dh doesn't have employment, we're hanging by a thread and now our bill jumps $60 to $184. We're trying to cut back even further on...
  13. Needle Arts
    My friend is looking for a pattern for a crochet raised flower (it looks 3-dimensional) She said she searched the web today but couldn't find anything. Can anyone help us find this or do you have a pattern she can use?
  14. Kitchen Basics
    Serves 12 This is Bohemian Cuisine 1 pound flour 1/2 cup milk 1 tablespoon salt 1 egg yolk 1 egg 1 teaspoon sugar (for yeast) 1/2 ounce yeast Sift four and sugar, crumble yeast and 1/2 cup lukewarm milk. Let set until yeast bubbles up. Add 1 tbsp. salt, egg and yolk. Mix until dough is...
  15. Leisure & Media Arts
    Sunday, December 21, 2003 Posted: 2:17 PM EST (1917 GMT) WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Department of Homeland Security raised the U.S. terror threat level from elevated to high Sunday, warning of possible terrorist strikes more devastating than the September 11, 2001, attacks. Homeland Security...
  16. General Chat
    For me, it's yes. I was born and raised in New Jersey, I currently live 3 miles from where I grew up, and my DD1 goes to the same high school that DH and I went to. How about you?
  17. Homesteading and gardening
    I feel silly for asking this helping my dad garden for so many years but what the heck is a raised bed garden and how do I created such a thing? It was suggested to me that that would be a good idea for the herbs I want to plant this year.
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