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Re: Cedar's Garden 2012
« Reply #330 on: October 15, 2012, 10:38:49 PM »
Hi Cedar ~  I've been reviewing your recent posts - it looks like you've had quite a productive year!  I've been away from the forum; busy busy here too.

Wasn't it just a lovely summer (once the rain stopped)?  :-)

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Re: Cedar's Garden 2012
« Reply #331 on: October 15, 2012, 10:40:01 PM »
Oh.. I forgot about that incident!!! At least we didn't destroy the corn/squash it got into. Did you eat yours?

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not yet. been eating Z's pork...
I was thinking of just putting it in a crockpot and letting it simmer slowly.


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Re: Cedar's Garden 2012
« Reply #332 on: October 15, 2012, 10:42:21 PM »
Hi Cedar ~  I've been reviewing your recent posts - it looks like you've had quite a productive year!  I've been away from the forum; busy busy here too.

Wasn't it just a lovely summer (once the rain stopped)?  :-)

Melodee

How did your garden do?

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Re: Cedar's Garden 2012
« Reply #333 on: October 15, 2012, 10:51:43 PM »
not yet. been eating Z's pork...
I was thinking of just putting it in a crockpot and letting it simmer slowly.

How is your half? We have the half off the other one. And NOOOOO.. it is a rabbit fryer, don't crock it. Try this recipe:

Glazed Skillet Rabbit
1 fryer rabbit, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons of olive oil or butter
A bit of salt and black pepper

In a cast iron pan (or whatever you have), sprinkle salt and pepper over the rabbit, then brown the rabbit in the oil/butter. Then lower the heat and cover for 20 minutes.

In a bowl mix up 1/4 cup of honey, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, dry mustard, a teaspoon or a bit more of lemon juice and paprika or Cajun spice. Mix it all together and then pour over the rabbit. Keeping the skillet uncovered, occasionally turn the rabbit over to glaze on each side.

I served it with white rice this time. It was very delicious. The last time I made this rabbit recipe was 9-9-1993 and I added notes to then which I mostly followed this time. It was so nice and tender. I can get about 2-3 meals for SweetPea and I out of one fryer rabbit.


Dinner cooking up. Mmmmmm!

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« Reply #334 on: October 15, 2012, 11:00:52 PM »
Thanks for asking - It was great!  Hubby had plenty to sell at the farmers market and I have been busy canning like mad!  For the first time since our son moved out, I almost ran out of jars... 

The tomatoes were incredible.  The corn, not so good, but they produced.  All the beans did great, as did the squash.  Pickling Cukes were a flop though - I had to plant them 3 times before it was warm enough for them to germinate...  The big surprise was my kohlrabi - they are about 5" across! 

Maybe we can get together sometime, now that the crazy gardening season is mostly over :-)

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Re: Cedar's Garden 2012
« Reply #335 on: October 15, 2012, 11:33:02 PM »
Maybe we can get together sometime, now that the crazy gardening season is mostly over :-)

It was too bad you could not have come to our TSP campout in August. Yes, tea one day?

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« Reply #336 on: October 16, 2012, 10:35:19 AM »
That would be wonderful.  I'm sorry I missed that too.  Hubby promised me "no more veggies at farmers market next year".  I hope he means it.  It's been 7 years since we've had any kind of vacation away, since we're tied to that market.  I love gardening, but it gets tiring at that level.  From July-Oct life is just a blur...

K, time to get off my pity pot!! ;-) 

I read you were drying figs - I cant get mine to ripen, any ideas?  This year I pruned the tree back and it produced a lot of figs - but they're all just hard little things about the size of an almond....

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Re: Cedar's Garden 2012
« Reply #337 on: November 01, 2012, 06:49:34 PM »
Got kale and peas and such coming up in the garden, but my exciting things for the day was going out to check for new rabbit litters. No bunnies yet, but I spied my mushroom logs which I inoculated last spring. They are starting to fruit.











When I checked them 2 days ago, I did not notice anything worth anything.. so this is about 2 days growth. The Oyster Mushrooms on the cardboard is my experiment from last January and then left to sit outside all summer in the heat and no rain. It is fantastic they are fruiting again too. Now to keep the slugs away from them. Where is a call duck when you need one?

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Re: Cedar's Garden 2012
« Reply #338 on: November 01, 2012, 07:38:48 PM »
congrats on the mushrooms


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Re: Cedar's Garden 2012
« Reply #339 on: November 01, 2012, 08:14:23 PM »
Cedar, those mushrooms look great!
"I went down Virginia, seekin' shelter from the storm.
Caught up in the fable, I watched the tower grow.
Five year plans and new deals, wrapped in golden chains.
And I wonder, still I wonder who'll stop the rain."

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« Reply #340 on: November 01, 2012, 09:16:53 PM »
What beautiful mushrooms!!  I do hope the nasty slugs stay away...  I envy (in a good way) your success with the mushrooms.  I've tried a couple times, but I just haven't seems to get it to work yet...

Let us know if they taste as good as they look!  ;D

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Re: Cedar's Garden 2012
« Reply #341 on: November 02, 2012, 06:56:41 AM »
The mushrooms are looking good, cedar!


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Re: Cedar's Garden 2012
« Reply #342 on: November 02, 2012, 11:36:10 AM »
Well, I was mostly excited about these as these are 1st and 2nd generation of what I had mothered off, when I had no clue if I knew what I was doing or not. Took 6 months to get the verification it works.

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Re: Cedar's Garden 2012
« Reply #343 on: November 02, 2012, 01:02:42 PM »
WOW, just found the thread about your garden. Jealous, envious, and curious where do you find the time? How many of you are there?  Read a lot of your posts, blog, magazine and wish I had your life sometimes. Working on it to get there. Maybe one of my 13 skills…”Be more like Cedar.“

 Great garden, and posts.
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Re: Cedar's Garden 2012
« Reply #344 on: November 02, 2012, 01:19:18 PM »
Nice Mushrooms. !!!

I will be starting on the backyard to get some "square foot" places started.
I know it's too late for a fall garden but I wanted to get started for the spring.
I plan on using concrete blocks I have from a wall that I took down partially a few years ago to use for the beds.

I am also planning on pulling up the azaelas in the front yard next to the house and use that bed for leafy and onion, garlic, rosemary etc....

Can't stand having plants that don't produce edible stuff.

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Re: Cedar's Garden 2012
« Reply #345 on: November 02, 2012, 02:02:52 PM »
...Maybe one of my 13 skills…”Be more like Cedar.“...
Well, you just need one, if you manage that one.  ;)
"I went down Virginia, seekin' shelter from the storm.
Caught up in the fable, I watched the tower grow.
Five year plans and new deals, wrapped in golden chains.
And I wonder, still I wonder who'll stop the rain."

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'To do more than your best is impossible, to do less is unthinkable'
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Re: Cedar's Garden 2012
« Reply #346 on: November 02, 2012, 02:07:26 PM »
and wish I had your life sometimes.

Once my friend said this... and I replied "Be careful what you wish for"... 10 years later, she said "Oh.. you were so right". So you were warned *Wink*.

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Re: Cedar's Garden 2012
« Reply #347 on: November 08, 2012, 08:39:39 AM »
Well, you just need one, if you manage that one.  ;)
that covers hundreds of skills...


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« Reply #348 on: November 08, 2012, 09:05:13 AM »
Working on it, cut the cable and turned off the TV. Already feel like getting more stuff done in one day (nothing like her though). Either she never sleeps, or there are like 12 of her. Maybe she has minions..... :o
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« Reply #349 on: November 08, 2012, 09:28:13 AM »
Working on it, cut the cable and turned off the TV. Already feel like getting more stuff done in one day (nothing like her though). Either she never sleeps, or there are like 12 of her. Maybe she has minions..... :o
well, from what I saw, SP can be kinda helpful... but not that helpful. I think Cedar has a secret clone army.


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Re: Cedar's Garden 2012
« Reply #350 on: November 08, 2012, 02:31:52 PM »
Wow ! Just read the first couple of pages and am blown away. Be back when I have more time to read and learn. Someone said that you write elsewhere too. Blogs etc. Can you post links ? What zone are you in ?

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« Reply #351 on: November 08, 2012, 02:34:21 PM »
click on the link in her signature line.
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« Reply #352 on: November 08, 2012, 02:38:34 PM »


Reporting for chore assignments at Cedar's place
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« Reply #353 on: November 09, 2012, 03:53:20 PM »
thanks rikkrack, that is a crazy good blog Cedar !

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Re: Cedar's Garden 2012
« Reply #354 on: November 09, 2012, 06:19:53 PM »


Reporting for chore assignments at Cedar's place
I think you have the numbers about right, but they must be more the size of the dudes opening the gates here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkKclN8C5as
"I went down Virginia, seekin' shelter from the storm.
Caught up in the fable, I watched the tower grow.
Five year plans and new deals, wrapped in golden chains.
And I wonder, still I wonder who'll stop the rain."

...A quote from the book 'Mataroda' comes to mind:
'To do more than your best is impossible, to do less is unthinkable'
WWCD = What would Cedar do?

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Re: Cedar's Garden 2012
« Reply #355 on: November 10, 2012, 05:10:18 PM »
Nah.. more like Oompa Loompas. I never have more than 5 here at a time as have you ever seen them eat? Like 12 draft horses each.. geeesh!

But the guys rikkrak is sending over looks like quite the joyous lot.

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« Reply #356 on: November 10, 2012, 09:02:39 PM »
...But the guys rikkrak is sending over looks like quite the joyous lot...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuzyODgWRp4
"I went down Virginia, seekin' shelter from the storm.
Caught up in the fable, I watched the tower grow.
Five year plans and new deals, wrapped in golden chains.
And I wonder, still I wonder who'll stop the rain."

...A quote from the book 'Mataroda' comes to mind:
'To do more than your best is impossible, to do less is unthinkable'
WWCD = What would Cedar do?

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« Reply #357 on: December 05, 2012, 01:24:59 AM »
Impressive... lots of hard work, congrats on the excellent garden Cedar!
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