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Last week of July, whoa! Next week, right on schedule, the reason I hate August will be here. 102 degree forecast for Wednesday. Fuckity fuck fuck.  I detest the heat and with just the bedroom A/C it’s not going to be great. So because of that, this is a special Grumpy Edition of Eco-licious…with a nice happy musical treat at…

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July is progressing nicely at least in the weather department – no heat wave that’s made me cover the tomatoes or peppers, and a big bowl of marionberries and blackberries (thornless on the latter – very, very cool I gotta say)? Gotta stretch sometimes to find the positives, but they’re there… Husband is still harvesting honey (16 lbs so far!!),…

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My girl looking up at me as she lays at the end of our bed on the floor.  Whenever I’m feeling crappy she does this, it’s so sweet. This week has been gorgeous weather – high 70’s, low 80s, perfect for the garden. I personally prefer low 70’s but as long as the house stays cool I’m happy. This year…

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More color in the garden – particularly stoked about the lupine (top right) going nuts as the last two years the aphids were manhandling this plant so bad (this spring I neem-oiled the hell out of them every other day well before they even budded, that and the milder spring may have helped). The pink poppies? Definitely getting divided at…

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It’s May and after 2 days in the 80’s we’re back down to unseasonably low temps in the 50s. WTF Portland weather! Coolest weather I’ve seen it here in a very long time. Shit better change by the end of the month as I’ve got 16 tomato starts that will need to go in the beds by then before they…

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Our tulips are totally going like gangbusters!!! Woo hoo!! Got a zillion different colors out there (obviously I have a thing for red…), just seeing the beginnings of the white and yellow ones and will have some multicolors coming up soon as well. By far my favorite flower…my only wish is they’d bloom all year… Getting to the middle of…

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The ladies are now outside full time ! In their coop with a heatlamp secured way up high at night, and out in their run during the day (but with the coop door open as when it’s windy they like to go inside for their afternoon naps). Today it’s supposed to hit 60 and the sun is shining so I…

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While it was already on our Homesteading Skills list, we were extra-inspired by Blue Missouri Skies Homestead’s blog on rendering lard, and so my husband convinced his workplace to let him take home a bag of pork fat scraps they would have ordinarily tossed, chop it up, heat it up in the crock pot, and made it into our very…

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An advocate for women? My ass. How can a woman whose mother was raped by her father, and whose father bragged about his history of sexual assault, support her father? How can a woman claim to be an advocate for women when she has done exactly nothing to fight for women’s rights? She is repulsive. What a fucking crapper of…

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Today is all about beauty in the women around us – it’s time to celebrate REAL beauty that emanates from the courage, kindness, strength and openness that great women inspire us with each and every day, from the famous to the everyday women in our world…and a couple of girls as well who are well on their way… Beautiful Woman…