Tag: do-it-yourself

Watch Small Batch Tomato Canning

Watch Small Batch Tomato Canning

| December 17, 2018 | Reply

Small Batch Tomato Canning, Dollhouse, Catfish! I’m finally getting through the content I shot last year, and in the latest upload Mary demonstrates small batch tomato canning. Plus, you see an AMAZING handmade dollhouse, a lot of Japanese beetles and catfish. Check out my Return to Landhaven, my next to last stop in July, 2017. […]

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Almost There

Almost There

| December 4, 2018 | 2 Replies

Almost There! I made 17 videos in October and 14 in November, with only the help of my sound editor. Contrast that in the years of Late Bloomer Show, with 20 episodes per year. I’m clocking 60 hours a week between editing, traveling, gardening and social media to bring you up to date on all […]

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Salt Brine Olives

Salt Brine Olives

| October 29, 2018 | Reply

How to Salt Brine Olives This year was the first I have attempted to harvest and collect my olives. You can see the video of Erick, my garden helper, and I harvesting from my two olive trees. I didn’t get to brine for four days, and when I did, I was met with an army […]

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Kentucky Humility and Grace

Kentucky Humility and Grace

| August 26, 2018 | Reply

Kentucky Humility and Grace As I work through footage from my recent trip, I am struck by Kentucky Humility and Grace. I should add that Kentuckians are hard workers! As you will see in Part 3 of the series, Lori Bowling is working overtime to serve the residents of Boyd County. In addition to serving […]

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Urban Garden Improvisation

Urban Garden Improvisation

| August 19, 2018 | Reply

Urban Garden Improvisation Urban gardening in a small space could be called “Improvisation is the name of the game,” or, “One thing leads to another.” As for most gardeners and family farmers today, gardening is not my profession. It is my passion and the fuel that feeds me, both literally and spiritually. I am an […]

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Yesterday was Opposite Day

Yesterday was Opposite Day

| August 1, 2018 | 4 Replies

Yesterday was Opposite Day When everything is turned upside down. I arose this Wednesday and thought of Opposite Day. I recollected when my boys were little, they had a children’s book called “Opposite Day,” and I recall it being celebrated every Wednesday. Maybe that was just my family, but it was a fun way to […]

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Father’s Day Brunch Recipes

Father’s Day Brunch Recipes

| June 26, 2018 | 2 Replies

Father’s Day Brunch Recipes Watch my epic cooking video from the garden and come back here for the recipes! Kaye’s Crustless Vegetable Quiche Mix or beat on low speed: 1/2 c. mayonaise 1/2 c. milk 2 tbl. flour 2 eggs Add: 10-14 oz. grated swiss, or other firm cheese Then add: 1 1/2 c. sweet potato […]

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Frankly Remarkable Balancing Act

Frankly Remarkable Balancing Act

| May 14, 2018 | Reply

My frankly remarkable balancing act began in late January when I got a call offering me a part in a play. I wasn’t even driving yet, after the injury I sustained on Schweitzer Mountain on Christmas Eve. In fact, I was spending days mostly just getting showered and dressed, which took forever, fed (a very generous […]

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There’s Something About Planting Seeds

There’s Something About Planting Seeds

| January 6, 2018 | 4 Replies

There’s something about planting seeds. You’ve probably heard this one: if a woman remembered how painful childbirth is, she wouldn’t have a second baby. No matter how devastating losing a crop to weather, disease or pest, you always want to plant more seeds. If you’re able. I’ve been instructed to rest. With my right arm […]

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Time Stands Still

Time Stands Still

| January 1, 2018 | 14 Replies

Time stands still when you are sick, or injured. If you are not following me on social media, exactly eight days ago I was hit by a ski lift chair in Idaho on our first family vacation in three years. That’s me in my first new ski suit in ten years getting oxygen. This shouldn’t […]

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