Monthly Archives: September 2015

Wood Shed

September 27, 2015 Putting up the woodshed was not in our plans for this year, but as the weather started to turn cool we began to wonder about how best to store the wood for the house this winter. Last … Continue reading

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Potato Harvest

September 27, 2015 The potatoes are done. What a haul. We have: 2 – 5 gallon pails of Yukon Gold (have a nice yellow flesh. They are great for cream soups or mashed potatoes. 2 – 5 gallon pails of … Continue reading

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Threshing Exhibition

September 26, 2015 A couple of weeks ago the Old Iron Club of Strathclair held an old time harvesting demonstration. Sisters Laverne and Sheryl and I attended along with the famous Babushka Fur Babas, Hanna and Kensi. The event was … Continue reading

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Pidpendky and Shaggy Mane Mushrooms

September 25, 2015 I continue to expand my knowledge and use of wild edibles. The fall is when the pidpenky mushrooms are out. We are not completely sure what these mushrooms are called in English but the Ukrainians always picked … Continue reading

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September 23, 2015 They say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. But what to do when you get watermelons??? Seems like an odd problem to have in Manitoba, as we are not know for the long hot summers that … Continue reading

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Putting By for Winter

September 19, 2015 The idea of being self sufficient has always appealed to me. While there is no way we will be becoming totally self sufficient any time soon, I have managed to put a lot of produce away for … Continue reading

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Veranda Update

September 13, 2015 This is what the house looked like one year ago. And this is what it looks like now. What a difference. The veranda/wrap around porch is complete. Does it ever change the look. And it is a … Continue reading

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