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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

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Coming Changes To The Farm

Kirk and I knew when we moved here that we would find the name for our land. It just took us nearly 2 years to get there. Before we moved from Maple Valley to Freeland on the island, our farm was known as Lahar Valley Farm. Our handcrafted body products had been produced under Never… Continue reading Coming Changes To The Farm

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Faux Meat: The Modern Day Margarine?

With every announcement from the manufactures of faux meat I sigh a bit more (sometimes inwardly, often - too often - ranting on Facebook), mostly perplexed that faux meat is somehow a good thing to consume. With KFC announcing yesterday a new vegan fried chicken being tested, coming from Beyond Meat, I just cringed even… Continue reading Faux Meat: The Modern Day Margarine?

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June On The Homestead

June flew by. I was so busy the first 2 weeks with the end of school, then summer chores kicked in. The gardens keep me busy, with new ideas and things to do. We did farmer markets in mid May into mid June, then took a break to catch up. The general theme has been… Continue reading June On The Homestead