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Heather M Estey
  • Balaton, MN
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Ellen Peavey left a comment for Heather M Estey
"Hi Heather the no dig potatoes is something I have been reading about. I'm going to try it this year,  you have to save your old newspaper. Lay the newspapers out in a row ten pages thick only the black and white no colored or slick ones.…"
Jan 28, 2011
Heather M Estey replied to johna's discussion 'Dehydrating produce for camping trips'
"I also have an Excalibur and I dehydrate everything in it. It makes for amazing soups, great breads, and wonderful healthy snacks for my kids. My favorites to much on are the apple rings and pear slices. My husband loves the dried apricots and…"
Jan 27, 2011
Heather M Estey replied to Deb Counts-Tabor's discussion 'Canning your own recipes'
"oooh--we LOVE tamales around here--I will totally have to try this! If I could can it so they could eat one anytime they wanted? I would be forever adored! :) :) Thanks for sharing!"
Jan 27, 2011
Heather M Estey replied to Ellen Peavey's discussion 'No Dig Potatoes'
"this sounds very interesting Ellen--what exactly is the process involved? I would be interested in learning about this from you. :)"
Jan 27, 2011
Heather M Estey is now a member of HOMEGROWN
Jan 25, 2011

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
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I am an aspiring-to-be-as-self-sufficient-as-I-can-be type of HomeGrown Mamma. :)
A bit about me:
I live in a very rural area, right on the edge of town.
I make many of the items we use every day for cleaning, eating, wearing, playing.
I am praying we soon get the opportunity to own our own hobby farm where I can raise chickens and sheep.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Homemade pot pie---canned veggies from the garden this last year, everything in the whole pie made from scratch added to chicken from a friends' farm. Cant get much better than that. :)
Currently reading:
daily? The Word-aka the Bible
Currently listening to:
Praise music and the sounds of my children playing and doing school behind me as I sit typing.
My latest DIY project:
Homemade laundry detergent and passing out now 5 different batches to friends who are now hooked on it. :)
Web site I recommend:
http://thesimpledollar.com

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At 11:40am on January 28, 2011, Ellen Peavey said…

Hi Heather the no dig potatoes is something I have been reading about. I'm going to try it this year,  you have to save your old newspaper. Lay the newspapers out in a row ten pages thick only the black and white no colored or slick ones. Wet the newspaper good next put the seed potatoes on top of the newspaper, cover with soil then add three to four inch layer of straw.  When it starts to come up out of the ground add more straw, make sure you keep it covered keep it well watered. You can also go to this site www.no-dig-vegetable garden.com it is really a helpful site.  I live in south east Georgia it is still cold here, but I'm going to start some seeds inside next week. Good luck with the potatoes.

 

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