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3d print tripod quick release plates for Manfrotto 701HDV video tripod heads

Like many photographers and videographers, I have multiple devices to put on my tripods. Cameras, phone holder, video camera, and I even have a teleprompter that can go on a tripod. Because of how expensive the branded quick-release plates are for my Manfrotto 701HDV fluid video head, over the years I just kept swapping the… Continue reading 3d print tripod quick release plates for Manfrotto 701HDV video tripod heads

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Freeze-Drying Banana Bread Slices, Pumpkin Pie and Other Tasty Treats

All the rage last fall was having freeze-dried pumpkin pie coming out of your freeze-dryer on the groups of avid freeze-drying loyalists on Facebook. So of course we tried it out - and will be doing it this fall as well. Freeze-dried pumpkin pie is pretty phenomenal. It's like buttery biscotti. The secret are those… Continue reading Freeze-Drying Banana Bread Slices, Pumpkin Pie and Other Tasty Treats

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The Food Forest: Plant Once, Eat Every Year

My version of the "Food Forest" might be different than how other people view it, but in the end, we approach similar goals. A food forest is permaculture concept. And for me, the final part is that I will be able to walk away from it - and do minimal upkeep yearly (pruning, weeding, and… Continue reading The Food Forest: Plant Once, Eat Every Year

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Deer Lagoon Grange 846 First Annual Fundraiser Tea Party

As a farmer, a gardener, a homesteader, one who teaches the nearly lost arts and skills of food preservation, seed saving, sewing and so much more....belonging to the The Grange is a part of my life I love. Being surrounded by those who wish to preserve the old ways. I grew up visiting Grange Halls… Continue reading Deer Lagoon Grange 846 First Annual Fundraiser Tea Party

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Annual Herbs To Grow

I wrote about perennial herbs last, so let's discuss annual (seasonal) herbs which die back in fall. In some warm areas they may survive, but in the Pacific Northwest annual herbs usually don't make it due to the lack of light and frosts. But it is worth it, to start new plants from seed every… Continue reading Annual Herbs To Grow