Baby Chick - 3 Weeks Old
Baby Chicks – 3 Weeks Old
By Erin Huffstetler | 05/14/2013 | No Comments
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Last week, our chicks turned another five pounds of feed into …

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Wooden Pineapple
My Friday Yard Sale Haul
By Erin Huffstetler | 05/13/2013 | No Comments
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I often make my best yard sale finds on Fridays, and this week was no exception. Check out my super-sized haul:

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Irises
Curb Find: Irises
By Erin Huffstetler | 05/13/2013 | No Comments
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While on our way to a yard sale Saturday, we passed a curb pile of yard trimmings, which included a bunch of iris bulbs. Not one to pass up free flowers, I had my husband turn around, so I could grab them. I now have about two dozen irises to get in the ground, and they’re in a beautiful pale pink that I didn’t have yet. I don’t understand why dividing flowers has to mean throwing away the extras, but it worked out well for me.

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Summer Garden To-Do List
Summer Garden To-Do List
By Erin Huffstetler | 05/13/2013 | No Comments
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Picking, watering and weeding are a big part of summer gardening, but there’s plenty of other stuff that needs to be done, too. Print a copy of the summer garden to-do list, and stay on top of it all.

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Seasoned Wooden Spoons
How to Season Wooden Spoons
By Erin Huffstetler | 05/10/2013 | 10 Comments
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A well-made wooden spoon is a joy to cook with. I have my great grandmother’s wooden spoon, a couple hand-carved spoons that I bought from a local craftswoman and a couple more oldies that I picked up at estate sales. I love them all. The weight of them. The way they fit my hand. Their beautiful shape. Their wood grain. Using them just makes me happy.

I want them to last a long time – long enough for me to pass them on to my daughters, so I take care of them. I seasoned each of one when I got it, and I re-season them regularly. It only takes a few minutes, and it’s well worth the effort.

Feel the same way about your wooden spoons? Here’s how to season them:

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