Ghislaine de Lessines

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since Jan 23, 2013
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I like to find resources other than always buying things on Amazon so I was excited to discover that the publisher of many books I already own, Chelsea Green, is having a sale of 35% off books in their farming, homesteading, and gardening books. A good number of these books have been discussed here so I wanted to share in case anyone is looking to expand their personal library.

I wish I knew how long the deal lasts but here's the link:  Chelsea Green Publishing Offer Page
4 days ago
I don't care for cooked peppers so I've always just replaced them with carrots in recipes that seemed to be using them as a mirepoix. I am happy to confirm my assumption that peppers must replace carrots in Creole cooking.  I wonder if carrots just don't grow well in Louisiana or something?
3 months ago
I have made these several times.  The base is almond flour though I imagine other nut or seed flours would work as well.  https://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/almond_thins.html. I skip the sweetener and vary the seasonings.
3 months ago
I don't think this is the answer you are looking for but I  carry mine in a 5 gallon bucket with one of those bucket aprons on it for other bits and pieces I might need.
3 months ago
There is a story in my family that my great-grandmother used to have a truck come once a year to fill her pantry with canned vegetables.  I think this must have been a time saving move on her part because my great-grandparents lived on a farm!  This may also have been how people made the transition between growing/preserving/cooking all their own food, and the way supermarkets are in use today.
3 months ago
I have an apple tree that is north of a forest of deciduous trees.  Somehow it still produces apples.  It may get a little bit of filtered light in the afternoons.  It came with the property and only produces little 2 inch green apples so I will be grafting more productive varieties in the hopes for tasty apples in the future.
4 months ago
I am very interested in seeing yoir progress.  Thanks for posting!
4 months ago
Oh my this is useful information!   I've inherited a couple of scythes but the wood is quite damaged on one of them.  I'm inspired to dig around a little bit more to see if I can refurbish them for use in the spring.
4 months ago
So I have been reading along in this thread because I hope to have chickens that will raise their own young.  Currently I have guineas who have never gone broody for me.  After the last couple of posts, I did a search on Backyard Chickens to see what people generally do with nesting boxes.  Within the first few hits of my search I was led to this article.  I thought it might appeal to us Permies due to the careful observations of the writer.  https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/nest-boxes-why-do-we-make-a-sitting-hens-job-so-difficult.74389/
5 months ago
I propose this chowder recipe:  https://savorthebest.com/wild-alaskan-smoked-salmon-chowder/
I froze the rest of the slab I had to make this soup again later.
5 months ago