Hello – I’m back… (Pickles and other fun)

At least, one hopes that I will stay back. After a move to more Northern location, (and much more happiness soul rejuvenation) I have started back some of my experimentation.

I have my hydroponics back going – version 2.0 – and it is flourishing in my new space. More details on that later, as I added another system to the mix, and am just starting to get to the first harvest grown in that. Pictures and details to follow. ūüôā

On the other side of the harvest details, I am going to attempt to make my first batch of pickles from some cucumbers that I bought at the local farmer’s market…

Categories: Gardening

Worm Adventures

As I have previously mentioned, one of the things that I wanted to include in my plans was to get a worm composting bin going. To this end, and after more research than I probably needed, I went out to pick up said worms and met with Ellen Sandbeck.

Categories: Animals, Gardening

News Summary of the fun and Weird

A lot has been happening as of just recently, and I wanted to give a quick summary of the good, the bad, and the astounding, without trying to get too deep in detail or ranting.

Categories: Animals, Gardening

My appologies… busy (non-fun) week

This week I started my new work schedule of working remotely from my home office three days a week, instead of driving into my workplace, and it totally Rocks! ¬†Now – one would assume that all that lack of commuting and free time not dressing up would give me all of this free time to […]

Categories: Gardening, Politics

Worms! Happy times soon…

When I started all of these projects, I really didn’t know which project to take on first.¬† It’s kind of a chicken or egg type of thought process.¬† I want to start an indoor garden with growlights this winter, and happily have started on that path. ¬†I am pretty sure that I will continue doing […]

Categories: Animals, Gardening

Indoor gardening results – grow lights without the cannibis

Well, the experiment was a COMPLETE success, at least as far as my resident critic is concerned. ¬†Xander (my rabbit) loved all of the greens that it produced. ¬†I, however, was disappointed in the absolute lack of any root bulb to the radishes. ¬†I have some theories as to what may have gone wrong. First […]

Categories: Gardening

Can you say humble beginnings?

Okay… I am the first person to admit to not being a really good gardener. ¬†Actually, it could be stated that I know incredibly little about the practical side of gardening. ¬†That being said, it sounded like a fun time to try to take on a container garden project… Okay, yes, I know that I […]

Categories: Gardening

Soap making – origins of an addiction

One of the hobbies that I picked up in learning “real” skills was making my own soap.¬† I’m not sure if I want to¬†bore all of everyone not actually reading this blog (as of yet) by going into a full description of how that is done, so I may do that on parts later but […]

Categories: Soapmaking

Xander – the 1st of many

My first entrance into this new life of learning and homesteading started with Rabbits. ¬†Well, one particular rabbit, Xander, a rabbit that I got from the Golden Valley Animal Humane Society. ¬†He is a black and white,¬†neutered¬†Dutch rabbit, and the picture below was taken on his first day home at our house. He has turned […]

Categories: Animals

Welcome everyone.

This would be my first post into the blogging world. ¬† If you haven’t taken the chance, drop over to my About page for more information about who I am and why I’m starting this new path and conversation with everyone. I’m quite excited to get started on some of the projects that I’m learning […]

Categories: Uncategorized

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