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  • Katy, TX
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Shawn Booth commented on Donna Brunson's blog post 'Homemade "Ollas" - the Brunson Farms way'
"Sorry Matthew, I didn't see your link: http://www.darrolshillingburg.com/GardenSite/PorousClayCapsuleIrrig... Same idea I posted. Thanks for the info."
Mar 25, 2012
Shawn Booth commented on Donna Brunson's blog post 'Homemade "Ollas" - the Brunson Farms way'
"Not hating here, I am just surprised anyone who grows their own food would use plastic at all... Sans the plastic "plugs" suggested in the following link, here is a cheaper (better than plastic water container)…"
Mar 25, 2012
Caroline Malcolm commented on Donna Brunson's blog post 'Warm Cucumber Soup?'
"This sounds incredibly delicious, and a good way to transition my summer flavors (like cukes) into an early-Fall dish.  I am a sucker for anything with balsamic and dill (my favorite), so I'll have to give this a go and let you know how it…"
Sep 16, 2011
Donna Brunson posted a blog post

Warm Cucumber Soup?

Who knew there was such a thing? The internets knew, that's who! Our two late-planted cucumber plants are producing like gang-busters.  And, while I love cucumbers, I can only eat so many cucumber salads.  Or cucumber spears.  Or cucumber sandwiches.  So I was on the lookout for new cucumber ideas. I found this recipe on All Recipes.  It looked pretty good.  I could get down with some cucumber soup.  While the original…See More
Sep 13, 2011
Kristie Nackord commented on Donna Brunson's blog post 'Edible Landscaping'
"Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed~"
Mar 17, 2011
Rebecca Tando commented on Donna Brunson's blog post 'Edible Landscaping'
"That looks like a wonderful use of space!  Good job.  Please post pics when it's all growing strong!  :)  I look forward to watching it progress."
Mar 15, 2011
Donna Brunson posted a blog post

Edible Landscaping

After some discussion, we cut down the two crepe myrtles in our front flower beds.  They didn't do anything for us, except look nekked half of the year and shed petals onto the cars the other half of the year.  A little bit at a time, we are going to replace our non-edible landscaping with something that we can put into our tummies! In the place of one of the trees, we planted a "tri-apple."  Three varieties of apples gafted onto a single trunk.  We have a Dorsett Golden Apple, a Gordon Apple…See More
Mar 14, 2011
Lauren Klouda commented on Donna Brunson's blog post 'Homemade "Ollas" - the Brunson Farms way'
"Those links Matthew are awesome! I saw the the ollas for the first time on a site who's name will remain nameless. Anyway, I thought it was a neat idea but was NOT going to spend $20.00 on anything that I stuck in the ground. My cheap budget…"
Mar 8, 2011
Matthew Fallon commented on Donna Brunson's blog post 'Homemade "Ollas" - the Brunson Farms way'
Mar 5, 2011
Matthew Fallon commented on Donna Brunson's blog post 'Homemade "Ollas" - the Brunson Farms way'
"Hi Judy, here is teh page i found that idea on http://www.darrolshillingburg.com/GardenSite/PorousClayCapsuleIrrigation.html   wow that's some deal. i ought to check around here for such finds.i need Pots!... err.plant pots. lol."
Mar 4, 2011
Matthew Fallon commented on Donna Brunson's blog post 'Homemade "Ollas" - the Brunson Farms way'
"ive been looking at olla-style irrigation a lot lately . you'll want to cover the top so things dont breed in there (mosquitos etc) . i like the idea of clay pot with saucer!. i saw another using 2 pots glued rim to rim, wetpots is a type thats…"
Mar 4, 2011
Donna Brunson posted a blog post

Homemade "Ollas" - the Brunson Farms way

Ara at My Edible Yard discussed using Ollas for irrigation.  We were intrigued.  We do a lot of watering, especially in the summer.  Tomatoes are thirsty. Tim did the research and found that we could buy them, but they were a bit pricey.  $20 or more each.  Yikes.  We starting counting up how many we would need.  Double yikes.  We have six 8x4 raised beds, and too many pots to count. In one of the…See More
Feb 24, 2011
Cornelia left a comment for Donna Brunson
"Hi Donna, yes, you did link to the blog on your page. If you want to share a specific post, you can go to the "back end" of blogspot, copy the html version of the post, then copy it to a new member blog page while on the "html"…"
Oct 7, 2010
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Donna Brunson left a comment for Cornelia
"Thank you for your kind words! I am *tried* to link my blog, but I'm still not sure I did so successfully LOL"
Oct 7, 2010
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Profile Information

What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Cube Farmer, Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
A bit about me:
Married and learning all the homegrown skills I can.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Homemade eggrolls with the cabbage you see in the picture
Currently reading:
The Urban Homestead by Kelly Coyne
Currently listening to:
The wind blow
My latest DIY project:
Homemade ollas
Web site I recommend:
http://countdowntoasimplerlife.blogspot.com

Donna Brunson's Blog

Warm Cucumber Soup?

Who knew there was such a thing?

 

The internets knew, that's who!

 

Our two late-planted cucumber plants are producing like gang-busters.  And, while I love cucumbers, I can only eat so many cucumber salads.  Or cucumber spears.  Or cucumber sandwiches.  So I was on the lookout for new cucumber ideas.

 

I found this recipe on All Recipes.  It looked pretty good.  I could get down…

Continue

Posted on September 13, 2011 at 2:16pm — 1 Comment

Edible Landscaping

After some discussion, we cut down the two crepe myrtles in our front flower beds.  They didn't do anything for us, except look nekked half of the year and shed petals onto the cars the other half of the year.  A little bit at a time, we are going to replace our non-edible landscaping with something that we can put into our tummies!

 

In the place of one of the trees, we planted a "tri-apple."  Three varieties of apples gafted onto a single trunk.  We have a Dorsett Golden…

Continue

Posted on March 14, 2011 at 10:25am — 2 Comments

Homemade "Ollas" - the Brunson Farms way

Ara at My Edible Yard discussed using Ollas for irrigation. 

 

We were intrigued.  We do a lot of watering, especially in the summer.  Tomatoes are thirsty.

 

Tim did the research and found that we could buy them, but they were a bit pricey.  $20 or more each.  Yikes.  We starting counting up how many we would need.  Double yikes.  We have…

Continue

Posted on February 24, 2011 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 1:38pm on October 4, 2010, Cornelia said…
Hi Donna - wonderful blog!! Something that people do here is cross-post to the member blogs section here on HOMEGROWN. It's a way for us to get to know each other. Please let me know if you have any questions and welcome!
At 1:55pm on October 7, 2010, Cornelia said…
Hi Donna, yes, you did link to the blog on your page. If you want to share a specific post, you can go to the "back end" of blogspot, copy the html version of the post, then copy it to a new member blog page while on the "html" tab. Let me know if you need any help. Thanks!

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