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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    Went out this afternoon to check and see how the raspberries are coming along. The first flush is just getting ripe now, so I picked myself half an ice cream pail. So now I'm trying my hand at making raspberry jam. Just boiling up and sterilizing the jars right now, I'll be taking some...
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    We have seen at least two rabbits hanging around in our yard lately. I say wild because we have a tame bunny too. These rabbits I am afraid will be getting into my garden when its gets planted in a few weeks. One of them looks like our Joey, but you can tell he is use to living outside. I...
  3. Meal planning
    My DH asked me not to buy any more mayo about two weeks ago since we had four in the pantry. It's not that we go crazy using it, but it is added to many dishes. I paid under $3 for each 30 oz. jar. Today in Safeway's flyer, it is offering Mayo at a club price of $5.49!! ....and with gas at...
  4. Homesteading and gardening
    yesterday i went and dug up 30 wild raspberrys and transplanted them to the front of the yard next to thre road and will be going back today to get moreto plant and soon the wild mushrooms will be up in april and then the wild ramps (wild leeks) --going to be busy and oh yea the wild garlic...
  5. Pets
    Well, last year I noticed a mother squirrel and her baby on my balcony. The baby squirrel would hop around the balcony and was scarred to climb down. Anyway, I would see this baby squirrel on my balcony giving myself and the cats a fun time watching. Now I think it is full grown...
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    OMG - so delicious. I have all of these wild river grapes growing all over the place, so I decided to make some river grape jam. The flavor was so good - but it didn't set up right. I followed the directions exactly, but it didn't gel. Rats. I'm going to use the jam as a glaze instead.
  7. Homesteading and gardening
    This is a long shot, since the areas where these grow are so limited and most people here seem to be much farther south, but has anyone ever developed a field of wild blueberries? My father and I are discussing bringing a field into production, but I'm not sure how much work is involved or if...
  8. Homesteading and gardening
    this year the wild raspberry are going crazy in the back yard since i had some very huge oaks removed as they were to close to the house so i keep digging up bundles of the plants and planting them along the front of my land and when they start to get berry's next year or next ill tell the...
  9. Pets
    Picked up "Walter" the band-tailed pigeon today. You can't really see it in the pic, but he was found with a huge hematoma on his broken wing, and he is currently wrapped so that he can't move the wing. He will probably never fly again, but the rescue is hoping to use him as a foster bird, to...
  10. Pets
    As some of you know, I signed up to be a wildlife rehabber a few months ago. I have been patiently waiting for my first bird for quite a while, but since I am on the songbird team only, apparently, it is the wrong time of year for them in this area. But then I got a phone call!! Not for a...
  11. Freebies
    Downloadable http://www.nwf.org/beoutthere/docs/BeOutThere_KidsGuide.pdf
  12. Freebies
    http://www.buffalowildwings.com/brackets/brackets.pdf Good thru April 30th Lynn NEO April Chall: 1/30 Coupon Chall. for April: $31.31 April Reading Chall: 0/2 Change Jar Chall: $8.80 .pdf
  13. Homesteading and gardening
    The wild onions are now out in abundance in our fields. They're at their best, young and tender. They taste like a cross between chives and green onions. I use them in soups, stews, casseroles and sauces and put them on pasta/potato/green salads. Just wondering, does anyone else look...
  14. Vegetarian
    Wild Mushroom Tart Recipe DescriptionMushrooms and puff pastry in a delectable little pie. Preparation Steps:Thaw puff pastry 40 minutes on counter. Finely chop shallots and crush garlic. Slice mushrooms. Chop fresh parsley Level of Difficulty:Easy Time...
  15. Waste not Wednesday
    It was sunny and cold here... - 30 C this morning I hear. I had one of those days. I was really groggy. Thankfully I didn't have to do much involving operating machinery! I spent the morning going over our money/budgeting stuff with DH for the pay period. Entering stuff in Quicken etc...
  16. Pets
    This is about half the number eating from the feeders right now. The reason these guys are in the tree is because the feeders (and the tree that the feeders hang on) is full of birds - no room for these guys until someone gets full and leaves. :) Makes me think of a mini-Hitchcock movie. Not...
  17. Frugal Living
    I need some help from my friends.... Does anyone know anything about wild asparagus? Can you eat it or move the bed? My hubby just informed me that there is a huge wild asparagus bed on our property (I didn't even know!). I would like to make use of it and was wondering if anyone else had...
  18. General Chat
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/21/nyregion/21lirr.html 97% of retired employees from the Long Island Rail Road (one of the public transportation systems here) got themselves put on disability post-retirement and they have been collecting a FORTUNE from the state ... hundreds of millions ...
  19. Southeast Pals
    I am from WV and I a frugal momma. And I love it that way!! I like sewing and all crafts. I like flea markets, festivals and craft shows. And I love the great out doors..... Looking for like minded folks to chat with. And oh by the way I like :spam: .( I have always wanted to use that one) :sly:
  20. Stockpiling
    Its a sickness, really:blush: This is in addition to a 25 sq ft chest freezer that is FULL (I couldn't fit a hotdog in there if i tried!) We gotta eat our way through that before the move!!!
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