Monthly Archives: February 2015

Something about me

I started this blog simply to enjoy myself writing bits and pieces of life, especially the cheap bits.  And no, not in that way!  At one time in my life, I was raising kids on about $100 a week and spent every Christmas browsing through the Sally Ann for gifts.  It was a dream to figure out how to feed us all well and nutritiously on practically nothing.  One way is to do volunteer work at your local organic grocery store–something I didn’t really enjoy, but I got a 10% discount of food for doing it.  Anyway, I had to find food they’d eat and that was also cheap.  One day, I thought, I’ll write a book about how to do this.  And here I am.  This is a modern book.

Here’s a picture of one of my “kids” that survived that era.  He’s the big male.  The smaller one is my very great friend, Damian, a gold nugget in my arsenal of precious gems.  The lovely lady is Philip’s wife and inspiration:  Trudy.  Oh yes, the big male’s name is Philip.  Looks like he got enough to eat back in the day!???????????????????????????????

Here are pictures of the other two who “suffered” through a vegetarian youth. Stephanie and Robin.  These three are the jewels in my crown!Stephanie off to IstanbulRobin and me

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Seedling three weeks on

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Well, we’re still alive here, but definitely looking straggly.  I’m thinking now that I’ll re-pot them into individual pots and start putting them in sunny windows during the day and turning them 1/4 turn every day.  At night I’ll put them under a couple of full spectrum lights.  The basil is looking OK, I think.  Even if the crop fails, I think I have enough leaves there to make a salad.  For fairies.

Seedlings one week on

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Looks as if Anne is right.  The seedlings are decidedly leggy and outgrowing their strength, as my grandma used to say.  Actually grandma said that any time I was feeling “poorly.”  I was never ill, just outgrowing my strength.

Moving on, I wonder how long I can keep these little guys alive………