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Aleah Weltha
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  • Springfield, MO
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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
A bit about me:
A librarian and aspiring urban homesteader.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Baked potatoes (on the bar-b-que).
Currently reading:
Tad Williams
Currently listening to:
The Royals game.
My latest DIY project:
Taming the raspberry bed.
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Possum Living (a book review)

When I'm not busily try to make a go of this urban homesteading business, I occupy my time by working in the public library. This is a great compliment to my love of reading. Not that we actually have time to read in the public library (a seriously hilarious misconception about library work). But I am always finding great books to bring home and read, although I should be out picking pests off the corn instead. Meh.


Last night I finished Possum Living: How to Live Well…


Posted on July 24, 2011 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Keeping it clean: My laundry soap recipe

The other day my sis asked me to share my recipe for laundry soap. It's very simple, but I'm not so good with measuring things. I tend to just make by feel (needless to say, I don't always have spectacular results). For the sake of passing on the info I'm going to make an attempt to quantify the process. I hobbled this particular laundry soap recipe together from various sources across the web. I've been making my own for so long that the process has evolved a bit to suit me, but you can…


Posted on June 26, 2011 at 12:30pm — 12 Comments

Compost: Where it all begins.

I have a a deep and abiding love for my compost bin. It's quirky and hobbled together and perfectly suited to it's designated purpose of composition. My husband and I built this together with found objects: a bit of cement slab that we dug up out of our yard, pavers that we… Continue

Posted on June 10, 2011 at 3:47pm — 4 Comments

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