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  1. Thread: November Purge

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    Boot box full of DH's old work CDs going to the...

    Boot box full of DH's old work CDs going to the dump, 100s of them. Got a neighbor to agree to take the jewel cases. That's one grocery bag, full. DH packed up and then took to the post office the...
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    Finally bought the folding laundry rack I've been...

    Finally bought the folding laundry rack I've been eyeing for some time. Target sells it via the website only, so it had to be an order rather than in the store. Had a $2+ in circle points, so I used...
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    It isn’t stuff I want, I keep finding reasons to...

    It isn’t stuff I want, I keep finding reasons to look at food.

    We don’t need it, I stocked up over the summer and we’ve been eating my home-prepped ingredients for over a month now. The freezer...
  4. Sunchokes are tenacious and perrenial. I don't...

    Sunchokes are tenacious and perrenial. I don't fertilze mine, or weed them, or water them. And they come back bigger and better, year after year! I grow them, but don't cook with them, which is a...
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    Made DH home made Italian tomato soup last week,...

    Made DH home made Italian tomato soup last week, from frozen tomatoes and herbs. It was a hit, no more Progresso here! I deliberately waited until he ate the last can. (I can't eat it.)

    I've...
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    I frequently simmer a chicken, just water and a...

    I frequently simmer a chicken, just water and a bird. This yields absolutely moist and unseasoned poultry and a pot of unseasoned chicken stock. If I have a soup, stew, gravy, or sauce in mind, I've...
  7. Steve, what a great idea. Thanks!

    Steve, what a great idea. Thanks!
  8. I don't know if references to other forums is...

    I don't know if references to other forums is illegal or not. But permies(dot)com has a huge thread about Jer. chokes. Look for curing, storing and cooking sunchokes (an alternate name).
  9. I both dry and freeze herbs. I also salt basil. I...

    I both dry and freeze herbs. I also salt basil. I dry herbs in lunch bags, keeps them from going so brown. I also dry parsley in the oven because it stays wonderfully green. The salted basil is a...
  10. Thread: November Purge

    by NewGig
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    DH is designing a new rack for some bulky hobby...

    DH is designing a new rack for some bulky hobby equipment. We have a rack that takes a good chunk of the room itís in. Itís a retail rack, meant to display items for sale. Weíll donate that to a...
  11. Thread: November Purge

    by NewGig
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    Took 5 boxes of books to the dump which had...

    Took 5 boxes of books to the dump which had gotten wet on the porch. Sold 2 books at the antique shop. Culled a cheese crock. DH is building a box thing to replace a large, commercial storage rack....
  12. Thread: October Purge

    by NewGig
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    Dishes, extra flatware, books donated last week....

    Dishes, extra flatware, books donated last week. More to go this week.

    Lots of books going in the paper recycling, alas. The snow storm we had this morning blew snow all the way into the porch and...
  13. Integrity is it for me. I donít expect perfect...

    Integrity is it for me. I donít expect perfect people. But honest mistakes or well meaning blunders are one thing, deceit, lying, manipulation, etc. is another. I re-learned this from a a nickel. I...
  14. Thread: October Purge

    by NewGig
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    Been trying to make new floor space every day....

    Been trying to make new floor space every day. Today I tackled part of the dining room. Replaced a heap o stuff, semi organized, with 4 buckets with lids and stuff sorted. Hurrah! Lots of go aways,...
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    I came up with a pattern that I sort of follow,...

    I came up with a pattern that I sort of follow, or not. Tonight we're having LO: risotto with peas, meatloaf, salad. Except for the salad, it's all left overs, which is fine with us!

    Tomorrow...
  16. There's also the 40s experiment. She's English....

    There's also the 40s experiment. She's English. We like the veggie pie.

    Link:

    https://the1940sexperiment.com/
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    I move the produce we get from the farm every...

    I move the produce we get from the farm every week. Starts on the 3rd shelf and goes to the 5th in 2 weeks. Top to bottom. If I had your set up I might do it bottom to top. I make myself go through...
  18. Thread: September Purge

    by NewGig
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    I wish I had a magic "anything!" We live on a...

    I wish I had a magic "anything!" We live on a little road; no magic spots here, sigh.

    When we removed the 1/2 of a room of boxes of books from our bedroom, so we could add the bookcases, unknown...
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    I’ve been buying what I run out of from an...

    I’ve been buying what I run out of from an organic farm stand. Previously, I got what I needed from our CSA, but I cut it in 1/2 this year to save money. I have 3 more CSA visits left, thru mid Nov....
  20. Thread: September Purge

    by NewGig
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    I used free cycle, once. Got yelled at by people...

    I used free cycle, once. Got yelled at by people I was giving Rose starts to that they weren’t bushes...never again.
  21. Thread: Abundance

    by NewGig
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    My gratitude is more emotional than physical....

    My gratitude is more emotional than physical. PTSD which I got at 3 hurts. Most of my life, until about 10 years ago, every day was an exercise in avoiding the pain, trying to hide the pain, denying...
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    Finally designed the refurbished wool blanket(s)....

    Finally designed the refurbished wool blanket(s). I have 3 old wool blankets which came from a church penny sale on the seacoast. We've used them for years, although they're all double bed size and...
  23. Thread: September Purge

    by NewGig
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    Two trips to the dump yesterday, three today....

    Two trips to the dump yesterday, three today. Yard waste mostly, but other odds and ends as well!
  24. Thread: September Purge

    by NewGig
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    Some books, a dresser scarf, a mailer, a basket,...

    Some books, a dresser scarf, a mailer, a basket, 2 vases, and a vintage ball jar.

    9 books -- 7 sold, 2 to the swap shop. 2 mailers, 7 book sleeves, the last of the grass seed was used. Started...
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    Italia Peppers and cheese omelettes. It's dump...

    Italia Peppers and cheese omelettes. It's dump day. I do very little cooking for dinner on dump day.
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