Kate Petersen on May 16th, 2009

Yesterday I went by the Charter Cable office to return the digital box. We signed up for one of their special packages a year or so ago — you know, the ones that they sell you over the phone with “introductory pricing” for a trial period. This package was internet (which I must have for […]

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biscuit on July 19th, 2008

Part I can be found here. Okay, I should be at the farmers market this very moment, but I’m leaving town for a few days tomorrow evening, and I don’t see the point of buying food I don’t have the time, room or means to handle before and during my absence. And my plans to […]

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I finally got my ginger and lemon grass plants over here. The ginger plants are looking wan, which is to be expected — they’ve received almost no care in months. Now, however, they’re occupying the prize spot on the back porch: smack dab in the middle of the table. I’m drenching them in water and […]

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biscuit on July 16th, 2008

… wannabe farmer who has reached the decision (one that might change yet again as I continue gathering information) that smallish cities and urban areas are more likely than rural areas to survive the coming ___________ , I urge you to read this: If managing in a catastrophe were just about growing your own food, […]

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biscuit on July 13th, 2008

Note: Stocking Up 101 will return next weekend. And, boy oh boy, is there ever a wealth of information on passive solar heaters. In my less busy days, I bought the plans for this: Mother’s Heat Grabber. Unfortunately, though, I never got around to making it, in part because my neighbors had made me so […]

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