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January 2009 Blog Posts (4)

Oatmeal bread: Pacing your day

Pease porridge hot

Pease porridge cold

Some like it hot

Some like it cold

Some like it in the pot

Nine days old.


It has come to my attention that among other things this month, such as President Obama's inauguration, January is Oatmeal month. Growing up, my mother would often make oatmeal porridge in the winter. It was so delicious and warm. It's not that grey drippy stuff in those little packets that you shake, pour and add water to. That… Continue

Added by Leah Klein on January 29, 2009 at 2:53pm — 2 Comments

Started My Seeds

I started my first round of seeds today! Last fall was my first attempt at starting from seeds, and this is now my first spring.

My first round includes tomatoes, broccoli, cucumbers, bell peppers, eggplants and tobacco (why not? Although being careful to not pull a Homer and make tomacco).

I started all these in one of those mini greenhouse starters. Anybody use these before? Also going to direct sow some carrot… Continue

Added by michael on January 24, 2009 at 5:43pm — 1 Comment

My Last Tomato

Here it is, my last tomato of the season. I can't believe my plants were producing this long, but there's the Austin winter for you.
And on the same week I'm starting seeds!

Added by michael on January 12, 2009 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Garage Workbench

I finally had some time over the holidays to build a couple of workbenches for the garage. I used the plans here: http://www.hammerzone.com/archives/workshop/bench/below20xl.htm

They are cheap, easy to build, and sturdy enough to stand on.

Added by michael on January 5, 2009 at 1:33pm — No Comments

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