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    I teach. it surrounds me with some of the most...

    I teach.

    it surrounds me with some of the most interest human beings I will ever know. They challenge me to think every day.
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    My gen Z kid just got her first real job with...

    My gen Z kid just got her first real job with benefits and an actual salary. She had to move from a red state to a blue state to make that happen. The raise more than covers the cost of living...
  3. I think this is amazing - if you read the...

    I think this is amazing - if you read the article, not all of the per pupil funding us leaving with the student, so the schools will have more funding per pupil for the ones who stay - which...
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    Some of the vloggers on YouTube are doing an...

    Some of the vloggers on YouTube are doing an “every bit counts” challenge to try to put something up every day in august.

    there is no way I am going to preserve something every day - but I am...
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    Simpleminded, where I live that photo and a...

    Simpleminded, where I live that photo and a receipt showing you signed up for a market stand or sold somebody (anybody - your sister, it’s a technicality) some vegetables would get you a permit to...
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    Simplemind, will you eat the deer?

    Simplemind, will you eat the deer?
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    When I grow up I want to be Miteigenhaenden. ...

    When I grow up I want to be Miteigenhaenden.

    this year:

    Eggs and milk.
    basil
    beans - green, yellow, purple, soy and two kinds of dried
    beets - yellow and red for roots and tops
    blackberries...
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    If they are very tender you can put them in stir...

    If they are very tender you can put them in stir fry. I usually wait too long because I let the scape get long, so they are tough/fibery and I compost them.
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    I am jealous of all the fruit! Yum! my...

    I am jealous of all the fruit! Yum!

    my harvest today was a few carrots, a couple of cucumbers, and an onion. There is other stuff ready, but it can stay in the garden.

    I’m about to chop up...
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    Well, today I mashed a hard boiled egg, stirred...

    Well, today I mashed a hard boiled egg, stirred it into the pesto with a tsp of apple cider vinegar, diced up a cucumber, and ate the results spooned into Romain lettuce leaves - yum! I bought the...
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    That. It’s a long, often twisty or curved green...

    That. It’s a long, often twisty or curved green stem with a skinny, pointy bulb on top that would open into a round flower if you didn’t cut it. You use the stem part.
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    My sil was heavily involved in a fight against a...

    My sil was heavily involved in a fight against a new gas pipeline (they lost). He decided that he could not continue to use the gas that came with his home and fight the line, so they had the gas...
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    Carrot top/scape pesto

    Had some carrots from the garden last night for dinner and had seen a recipe for carrot top pesto, so I decided to try it.

    I had also seen garlic scape pesto and have a bag languishing in the...
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    KayLR, your poor mom! here - Beans, beets,...

    KayLR, your poor mom!

    here - Beans, beets, kohlrabi, summer squash, potatoes, cucumbers, kale, onions, carrots, camomile, a few raspberries on the second year canes. Peas, lettuce, and spinach...
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    Well, that was two weeks that made it very clear...

    Well, that was two weeks that made it very clear to me that I can work in the city, or I can work on the farm, but not both.

    I kept up with the feeding and watering, eggs, milking, and picking...
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    I had dinner with my heartdaughter last night. ...

    I had dinner with my heartdaughter last night. She and her wife are working on back up paperwork in case the Supreme Court invalidates their marriage.
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    Hmm, I see some issues here. A fetus has not...

    Hmm, I see some issues here. A fetus has not been “born or naturalized” and we are making laws depriving women (whom I presume to be “person”s) of the privilege of health care.
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    I think I understand Alan’s interpretation of the...

    I think I understand Alan’s interpretation of the text - it is what could, legally, be allowed. The worst case scenario if you had a woman and a doctor both willing to take advantage of the most...
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    Act like a four year old, get treated like a four...

    Act like a four year old, get treated like a four year old.

    actually, most 4 year olds (the ones who are being raised in healthy nurturing environments anyway) have a strong sense of empathy, like...
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    Wow! very nice!

    Wow!

    very nice!
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    Oregano dried down to two pints, one a little...

    Oregano dried down to two pints, one a little fuller than the other, but both to the neck or over. I’ll jar up the tea tomorrow - it won’t be much yet.

    the onions I picked and half the garlic are...
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    Lol - I always get to the end of my day and feel...

    Lol - I always get to the end of my day and feel like I have done nothing.

    planted a few tomatoes and picked the first chamomile of the year this morning - going to try to put in a few more...
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    Thank you for the kind invitation Alan. They do...

    Thank you for the kind invitation Alan. They do look like they are having fun.

    I’ve got three dirty shirts, a dehydrator full of oregano, a big bag of beets and a little container of peas in my...
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    The heat index is horrible this week, and so of...

    The heat index is horrible this week, and so of course this is the week I have to work in the garden or barn. I went out this morning and worked pulling weeds and lifting garlic until I was dripping...
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    Homestead 2022

    So I just stumbled across my homestead thread from last year. I clearly did not have time to remember it after school started. Perhaps I should be less ambitious and call this “homestead summer”
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