Some vegetable crops really require a late winter planting in southwest Idaho to get the best results and full harvest. Peas, spinach, and lettuce, in particular, will begin to sprout nearly as soon as there is a bit of a thaw. They also can’t take the heat, so don’t produce much past June in most […]
Things we generally do inside.
I kept quite a lot of my mom’s clothing because I thought it would be nice to up-cycle it into clothes for my grandkids, as a way to tell them stories about their great-grandma. I know my mom would have been pleased with the idea, and who knows? Maybe she catches glimpses of it and […]
It only takes 4 ingredients to make sourdough bread: flour salt water sourdough starter If you don’t have any sourdough starter, either ask a friend for some or read Basic Sourdough Bread Making for Ordinary People – Part One. In that blog and video I talk about how I made my starter, as well as […]
I had another highly successful year of growing dahlias. Not only did my direct planting experiment work well, but I grew some unexpectedly robust dahlia plants from seed. The only trouble with that was that they didn’t bloom until a couple of weeks before killing cold weather. This inspired me to dig them up and […]
I have been making homemade bread regularly, as in nearly weekly, for about 25 years. For many years, I mostly made the bread using active yeast, but my husband has had a strong interest in sourdough, especially after he made his backyard brick oven. He has tried many starters, including some he made and some […]