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Monthly Archive for May, 2008

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Blueberries

We got a blueberry bush at the farmers’ market. I’m going to try growing them in our yard.

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Duck eggs from DerVaes Gardens

Duck eggs from DerVaes Gardens here in Pasadena These duck eggs are delicious and worth every penny. I called DerVaes Gardens hoping to try their chicken eggs, but they were sold out when I called. The weather was overcast, and the chickens don’t lay as much in overcast weather, but the ducks don’t seem to […]

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We’re growing potatoes

One of my family members told me that my great aunt used to bury kitchen scraps in her garden between her rows of vegetables, and that her vegetables grew terrifically. I have a compost bin, but it was getting full, so a few months ago, I buried a few kitchen scraps under a tree. I […]

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Soap nuts

I’ve been doing our laundry with soap nuts. They grow on trees. They’re dried shells of a fruit. They look funny and smell funny, but they work pretty well. The laundry comes out smelling clean and feeling soft. Even my line-dried bath towels are less crunchy. They’re almost soft. And they smell like clean, line-dried, […]

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