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Call It the Brown Gold Yugo

I learned a lot about gardening from James Crockett. His PBS television show “Crockett’s Victory Garden” was must-see TV for me as a young adult. It was there I first learned about season extenders like cold frames and cloches. And … Continue reading

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Do It Your Way

The recent record-breaking cold temperatures in Florida are now sending shock waves across the US – in the form of higher produce prices, and with shortages of vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, strawberries and other crops. I was reminded of this … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Soap

Today was an exciting day here at Happy Acres. We got to try out our first batch of soap! It had cured for 4 weeks, and was a basic, unscented soap recipe. We both tried it out in the shower … Continue reading

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Is It Soap Yet?

We made our first batch of soap here 3 weeks ago, and now we are waiting for it to be ready. And waiting. And waiting…you get the picture. We are waiting for our cold process soap to cure, which takes … Continue reading

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Looking Backward and Forward

It’s hard to believe another year has passed. When I was a child, I couldn’t wait for time to fly by. I was always anxious for Christmas to come, for summer recess to arrive, to get my Learner’s Permit and … Continue reading

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