"Yes...same blocks...the place I get mine pours for all Big Box Home Improvement Stores. I paid less than a dollar each and they gave me all the *seconds* (chipped and slightly broken) blocks I could haul. I use 64 blocks for my…"
"Yes...I was lucky enough to get my blocks at cost. The plant that makes them is just a few miles from my home. They donate several 100 for the Community Garden I started and I liked them so much I switched my regular raised beds to the…"
"Lynda did you make a raised bed with cinder blocks? Really like your pictures! I have a small home stead in north east Georgia only 3.5 acres. We have 8 raised beds and a larger garden plot down in the wooded area in front of the house. Hopefully…"
"Sometimes it's just the variety of corn. I don't can white corn, the truth is I don't really care for white corn. This year I did can a bi-color and it's just so-so. My family is not that thrilled with canned…"
"I blanch and freeze, dehydrate and can lots of corn every year. The frozen and dehydrated corn have the best flavor...the frozen comes fairly close to fresh. Canned corn, well it tastes like canned corn! I don't know why yours…"
"If you don't watch them they will *scratch* up your veggies plants...especially young seedlings. I let my *girls* out of their large chicken yard when I'm working out in the garden...I can keep an eye on them...they're pretty ez…"
"Pat, you amaze me! My friend and I canned 100 pounds of tomatoes. She also made applesauce and pickled peppers...I dehydrated mushrooms...it was a busy weekend...well enjoyed...but not as productive as yours!!!"
"I've been dehydrating figs all last week and again this week. I figure I'll work with them later this Winter. I still have several jars of fig jam from last year, so didn't want to bother with that. But…"
"I use both a pressure canner and my hot water bath canner when I process tomatoes. I usually can up to 100 pounds at a time and need all my "equipment". I don't know why you wouldn't be able to use either one."
"Oh Charles, I'll have to try the Bingle roach spray...our ant *hill* is huge and under the root system of a large English Walnut tree....we have other sites, but this is the colony that tries to steal from the bees. Thank you…"
Wife, mother, grandmother. I hate grocery shopping so much, I grow/raise my own. I live on a very large farm in N. California...my husband and sons are growers of seed crops, tomatoes, rice, grain, sunflowers for oil, cotton, pecans and almonds. Some of the crops are organic and others are conventional..I have a large organic raised bed garden, free-range/ pastured chickens for eggs and meat, honeybees and currently waiting for Nigerian dairy goats. I buy my beef, pork and lamb on the hoof from local farmers living less than 5 miles from my farm. I manage The Colusa Community Garden and the Colusa Certified Farmers Market.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Fresh caught striped bass fresh caught from the Sacramento River, our own rice, steamed broccoli and artichokes from the garden, big green salad from the garden and a peach (last year's crop) cobbler with homemade vanilla ice cream. Yummy!
The End of Oil and The End of Food....
Currently listening to:
Classic Rock and Roll via my I-Pod Nano...couldn't garden, can, housework, laundry, live without it!
My latest DIY project:
Trying to integrate a new young laying flock with a flock of old bitchy hens...pray for me!
Lynda did you make a raised bed with cinder blocks? Really like your pictures! I have a small home stead in north east Georgia only 3.5 acres. We have 8 raised beds and a larger garden plot down in the wooded area in front of the house. Hopefully this year our garden will be bigger and produce more. I like the cinder block idea. I made compost bins from straw bales it worked out really well, so will have plenty of compost for the garden this year. Gonna try some thing new this year Golden Menegal and Walking stick kale and Jack Bean want some thing different and new for 2012