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Patti Wigington
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  • Pickerington, OH
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Not at Carrefour commented on Patti Wigington's blog post 'Let There Be Plarn'
"Thanks for this great idea! I mentioned it in my new blog post: http://not-at-carrefour.blogspot.com/2010/12/day-103-holiday-gift-guide-homemade.html"
Dec 8, 2010
Stacey commented on Patti Wigington's blog post 'Let There Be Plarn'
"This is very cool. I don't knit or crochet, so I'm wondering if I could do it, but I certainly love the results and what a great way to reuse!"
Aug 21, 2010
Patti Wigington commented on Meredith's blog post 'Farm Supper'
"This is such a wonderful idea! With the fall harvest soon approaching, I've got a number of friends who are getting ready to pick their goodies out of the garden. Looks like something I might need to try myself -- I love the idea of an entire…"
Aug 20, 2010
Cornelia commented on Patti Wigington's blog post 'Let There Be Plarn'
"I'll be sure to like this great how-to to the recent blog post we did: Using Less Plastic Every Day. HOMEGROWNer Lizz crochets totes, too!"
Aug 19, 2010
Melissa commented on Patti Wigington's blog post 'Let There Be Plarn'
"Very cool idea. I don't have a ton of experience crocheting but I think I can handle this project. Can't wait to give it a try."
Aug 19, 2010
Kristie Nackord commented on Patti Wigington's blog post 'Let There Be Plarn'
"Clever! Fantastic. Thank you for sharing!"
Aug 18, 2010
Patti Wigington posted a blog post

Let There Be Plarn

I've become hooked on Plarn. What is Plarn? Plastic yarn. Now, I haven't brought home a plastic grocery sack in about three years, but plenty of my friends and family do. I decided it was time to take some of those extra bags and turn them into something sturdy, cute, and reusable. I gathered bags from everyone I could think of, and began cutting them into one-inch strips that I could crochet with, like yarn. It's time consuming, but the end result is worth it. Here's a quick tutorial on how to…See More
Aug 17, 2010
Patti Wigington commented on Cornelia's video
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How to crochet with plastic bags

"Oh, this is fun! I've been working on a bag made of "plarn" for a couple of weeks now. I have to keep stopping because I run out of bags -- because I haven't actually brought one home myself in two years, thanks to cloth shopping…"
Jun 21, 2010
Patti Wigington joined Pete and Izzy's Mom's group
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Backyard Chickens

A place to discuss and share the joy and trials of chicken raising! Share your chicken knowledge, photos, coop plans, ask questions, anything chicken related!See More
Jun 17, 2010
Patti Wigington posted a blog post

My Daily Bread

OK, admittedly I don't bake it daily, but it sure is a regular occurrence around here. For the past year and a half I've been baking my own bread, because I have a gluten sensitivity. There are commercially produced gluten-free breads available, made from tapioca flour, brown rice, and some other stuff, but frankly, they just aren't that good. For $5 a loaf, I expect my bread to taste like more than packing foam.There are a lot of great GF bread recipes - I especially love Carol Fenster's…See More
Jun 15, 2010
Patti Wigington posted a blog post

Pollo Patron

One of the things I love about Mexican food is that it lends itself well to garden-stuff. Pretty much anything I find in my yard, I can convert into a Mexican dish. I had some cilantro that came up unexpectedly, and some rogue green onions that wintered over, as well as some lettuce, so I thought tonight would be a perfect evening for some light south-of-the-border fare.There's a nice Mexican restaurant around the corner from us called Senor Patron, and it's run by the parents of one of my…See More
Jun 11, 2010
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Jun 10, 2010
Caroline Malcolm left a comment for Patti Wigington
"Hey Patti! It's great to see you've really jumped right into the Homegrown.org community. I enjoyed looking through your postings and photos - keep them coming!"
Jun 10, 2010
Linda commented on Patti Wigington's blog post 'First Harvest'
"LOL on the strawberries, When the grandkiddies would come over to pick we would just have lunch in the garden. Peas were hard to bring in too. love those herbs happy gardening linda"
Jun 10, 2010
Patti Wigington left a comment for Joy Lawrence
"Hey my Joy! Nice to see you here! I'm still navigating my way around Homegrown but I think it's going to prove a useful resource for me, as well as a nice little community to be part of :)"
Jun 10, 2010
Linda commented on Patti Wigington's blog post 'Suburban Homesteading: The Garden'
"I dreamt of my homestead before it happen. Many dreams of just what our home was going to be that we built on our 20 acres. Then being empty nesters my dreams were of living in the woods scaling down, still gardening and a handful of chickens. My…"
Jun 10, 2010

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama
A bit about me:
I'm a suburban homesteader with dreams of living on my own peaceful rural chunk of land some day. Working as a freelance writer, mom of three, Pagan blogger, and someone who just wants to carve out a little spot of self-sufficiency for my family.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Chickpeas sauteed in garlic and olive oil, grilled rosemary chicken, and kale with bacon and mustard sauce.
Currently reading:
North by Northwestern by Sig Hansen
Currently listening to:
Soundtrack: Gladiator
My latest DIY project:
Just finished resurfacing my kitchen counters, thanks very much, and they look amazing!!
Web site I recommend:
http://paganwiccan.about.com
My Website on About.com: Paganism & Wicca

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Patti Wigington's Blog

Let There Be Plarn

I've become hooked on Plarn. What is Plarn? Plastic yarn. Now, I haven't brought home a plastic grocery sack in about three years, but plenty of my friends and family do. I decided it was time to take some of those extra bags and turn them into something sturdy, cute, and reusable. I gathered bags from everyone I could think of, and began cutting them into one-inch strips that I could crochet with, like yarn. It's time consuming, but the end result is worth it. Here's a quick tutorial on how…

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Posted on August 17, 2010 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

My Daily Bread

OK, admittedly I don't bake it daily, but it sure is a regular occurrence around here. For the past year and a half I've been baking my own bread, because I have a gluten sensitivity. There are commercially produced gluten-free breads available, made from tapioca flour, brown rice, and some other stuff, but frankly, they just aren't that good. For $5 a loaf, I expect my bread to taste like more than packing foam.

There are a lot of great GF bread recipes - I especially love…

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Posted on June 15, 2010 at 12:55pm

Pollo Patron

One of the things I love about Mexican food is that it lends itself well to garden-stuff. Pretty much anything I find in my yard, I can convert into a Mexican dish. I had some cilantro that came up unexpectedly, and some rogue green onions that wintered over, as well as some lettuce, so I thought tonight would be a perfect evening for some light south-of-the-border fare.

There's a nice Mexican restaurant around the corner from us called Senor Patron, and it's run by the…

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Posted on June 11, 2010 at 7:54pm

Suburban Homesteading: The Rain Barrel

I mentioned to a friend the other day that I have a rain barrel in my garden, and she replied that she was going to buy one over the Big Home Improvement Store for around $75, because it was on sale. I told her that I had made mine for about $20 last summer. It sits beneath the downspout at the rear of the house, and one good rainstorm will fill up all fifty gallons. I have a hose coming out of the bottom so I can use it to water plants -- because it's sitting up on four concrete blocks,…

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Posted on June 10, 2010 at 1:30pm

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At 11:36am on June 10, 2010, Caroline Malcolm said…
Hey Patti! It's great to see you've really jumped right into the Homegrown.org community. I enjoyed looking through your postings and photos - keep them coming!
At 4:03pm on June 9, 2010, Labrys said…
Hiya, Woman. It will doubtless take me a while to catch on to how it all works. Nothing on the web is intuitive to me.....still.
 
 
 

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