Saturday, June 10, 2017

a beautiful planting day, a bigger jar for Flower325b and some other stuff

it was another beautiful, bright day! we are sooo happy with the weather this past week - it's actually been cooperating and we are getting caught up on everything!


jambaloney went into town a few days ago and found me this huuuuge 2 gallon glass jug for Flower325b - my scoby for making kombucha. we are drinking kombucha every day - not only for the health benefits - but because we love it sooooo much! it is so delicious and if you take special care of your scoby - you can keep making kombucha for the rest of your lives.


Flower325b is very taken with pirate jambaloney's bandanas so that is what we cover her with. we just topped her up today and she'll be ready to go in about 9 days. yummeh! i make her sugar tea with jasmine and green tea tea bags. we love our kombucha!

my friend Harry Flashman from Self Sufficient Mountain Living used one of my comments as a guest post on his blog. you can find it here. the comment of mine that he guest-posted came from a previous post of his found here. if you don't already follow Harry Flashman's blog - you really should! and go back and read it right from the beginning. and check out all of the info he provides in his sidebar. the man has been into survivalism/prepping for a long time. he has a lot of information and advice to share. and he and his family are good people. we have known him for longer than we have had this blog!

this beautiful bed below:



got 2 types of turnips planted in it, 3 types of cabbages, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, fennel, nappa, daikon,and pak choi.

jambaloney cleaned out the herb bed - we will lay down bio-mulch around the plants tomorrow.


i also planted a big pot of quinoa, and put some amaranth in the sunset lady runner bean tire. and i transplanted my lavender.


we had hamburgers for dinner. i spice the hamburger meat with worcestershire sauce, a ton of fresh-cracked pepper, some sea salt, garlic salt, onion salt, turmeric, cumin and cayenne - makes for very tasty burger meat.


jam had one with mayo, home-made hot sauce, a pickle and onion. i had a cheeseburger with lettuce and pickle, mustard and relish. jam had another one with the standard relish, pickle, mustard and onion. and my piece de resistance - lobster salad and lettuce. we were hungry from working all morning and being out in the sun (remember we haven't seen the sun in like 3 months!!!)...so after the dinner, a bit of a relax in our comfy chairs, discussion about what's going on tomorrow, and now jam is working on his contract and i am going to catch up on blogs. hope you all had a fulfilling day, too!

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for the links, Kymber... some interesting and informative reading! We're not as self-sufficient as true survivalists, but we'd certainly manage better than most folks I know. There are definite advantages to living in a rural area!

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    1. Kelly - i believe that if you practice a few things, read as much as you can and put that knowledge to use the day you need to - then yer pretty prepared! me and Harry go way back...long before we started this blog even. i hope he and his wife come to visit us someday! start planning for a visit Harry!

      thanks Kelly. sending love to you and yours! xoxox

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  2. What do you make with your turnips? Do you have a good recipe that you would like to share??? :) please!!!!

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    1. oh Sol - have you ever stir fried cabbage and turnip in butter? to die for! steamed turnip and mashed it with maple syrup? to die for! just had little turnip cubes in a boiled dinner, or in stew or in a meat pie? to die for! mashed turnip and carrot with a bucketload of butter? to die for! how about fermented turnip and carrot or with daikon? to die for? which recipe do you want? i'll share them all! sending love honey! xoxox

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  3. Thanks for the kind words, Kymber. Makes a nice change from some of the comments I get! ;-)

    I like to look at the pictures of your place. Sometimes I feel claustrophobic here on the mountain in summer, when the woods close us in on all sides. And I don't have a beach, either, like you do! I am jealous . You two found the ideal place to settle.

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    1. no kind words here Haarry - just the truth! i love sending people your way becuz i know that if they hit your blog and enjoy a post or two...then they will go back and read from the beginning...and if they do that..then i feel that i have done my civic duty. kind of like you - time spent in the military and time spent working for the gov. not always the greatest of times but we earned our stripes and colours! and maybe it's time to REALLY start planning a trip up here. we'll drop you off at the beach, visit every second day and add at least another 10 yrs to your life! another 5 will be added by doing immigrant work in our gardens - bahahahahah! love you buddy and you know it! xoxoxox

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  4. I did not know you grew Quinoa and Amaranth! How does it do?

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    1. TB - i have grown "pretty" amaranth for a few years now in pots. we save all the seeds but we don't grow it for food yet - just practicing with it in pots. it is such a beautiful plant. we save the seeds and then re-plant them the next year. this is the first year we are growing them for food. amaranth is such a delicious grain. and now this year jam found organically-grown quinoa from the mainland of nova scotia...i only planted it the other day and it is coming up gangbusters!

      you can probably imagine 2 nekkid cape bretoners out in their sucky little boat planting quinoa and amaranth on the the thousands of little islands in their river eh? love you buddy! xoxox

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  5. As always, your food is pure perfection! I need to rehydrate my scoby - graceland - and start my summer kombucha! Enjoy your perfect weather! xoxo

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    1. Susan - i am sure that you can rehydrate that scoby...please do so. it drives me crazy that very few people here grow any of their own food and it drives me crazy that they don't like our "weird" food. i keep trying to share our beautiful and natural food with people here but they just aren't interested. apparently they can eat a ton of processed, pre-packaged food but our weird food gives them the runs or makes them sick - i am done trying to share. you get that scoby rehydrated or no matter what i will send you flowere325b's baby! sending love hon!xoxox

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  6. I wanted burgers tonight, but didn't have any canned beans, so I've had to soak some for tomorrow. I try not to eat meat during the week as it helps to keep me healthy (I think it's an age thing!)
    Our dog was my BF's and he was very old and starting to give up. It was a very sad time as he'd really begun to mean a lot to me!

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    1. making bean burgers is just as yummeh! hope you got to enjoy some! and yes - we have cut way back on our meat intake - especially store-bought meat that we can't verify is organic. we'll pay extra for the organic meat but we are now in fishing season - so our meat consists of fresh caught trout, lobster and crab...jambaloney working at Lobsters R Us and being a true fishermen really helps! he'll be out soon getting striped bass and mackeral - one or two of each of those lasts us about a year.

      i am so very sorry about the loss of BF's dog...i hate saying dog because our pets are family. i hope you give yourselves enough time to grieve. and i send much healing love to you both. xoxxo

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