Monthly Archives: May 2012

My First Chicken Butchering Session

WARNING: If catching a live chicken and butchering it is not your thing you may not want to read the rest of this post. Today I took my class on butchering a chicken.  A friend of mine (Jean) told me … Continue reading

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Papaya and Mulberry TreeTransplants 5/30/12

I have WONDERFUL friends.  This past week I received a papaya tree and a mulberry cutting.  I planted the papaya in a pot and the mulberry cutting right into the ground.  Because I know just about nothing of growing either … Continue reading

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Black Swallowtail Caterpillars and Spiders 5/29/12

It has rained for a few days and it has been so humid out that I haven’t been out in the garden to take pictures.  This evening it was overcast and not so humid so tried to see if I could find … Continue reading

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Florida Homeschool Convention 2012

Since I homeschooled for 12 years, have taught homeschool classes and  have friends who homeschool I am still  connected to homeschooling. This weekend was the 2012 25th FPEA (Florida Parent Educators Association) convention at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida.  I attended this convention … Continue reading

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Lemongrass and Moringa Flower Tea from the Garden

I DON’T like drinking water so I am always adding something to “get it down”.  My poison of choice is juice, the kind you purchase in the store, which I know is loaded with sugar and not only bad for me … Continue reading

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Crochet Circle Jacket – Caron Pattern

Several years ago I made two of these jackets, one for myself and one for my mother.  It is an easy and straight forward crochet pattern from Caron rated as an intermediate level.  I did have shorten the sleeve length since I am … Continue reading

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Red Onions – Grown from Old Onion

I really like onions but red onions are my favorite.  One day while I was going through my fridge I found the end of an onion that had sprouted.  I figured  why not plop it in the ground and see … Continue reading

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Homemade Soft Scrub

I really disliked using commercial cleaning products, especially for my bath tub.  After I cleaned the tub I would rinse and rinse it.  I love taking baths and the thought of soaking with all those chemicals was not a pleasant … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today was the day to try out the recipe I found on Gluten-Free Goddess for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.   I looked at the oats in my cupboard and then decided to do a little research on oats and gluten-free cooking.  I … Continue reading

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Ladybug Larvae, Black Swallowtail Caterpillar and Carpenter Ants

I went out to trim my butterfly bush and found several ladybug larvae. They are so interesting.  It just amazes me how Yehovah created the insect world. While trimming my bush I stepped in a carpenter ant pile.  One of the ants … Continue reading

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