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Comfrey

This is the first year my comfrey has bloomed. I harvested a few roots last fall to use for medicinal purposes, but wanted to see how much I could grow for animal feed. I am pleased with how large it’s grown so far this spring.

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Refurbishing the Griz

Our wood burning fireplace insert had been sitting in a damp basement for the last 2 years and had accumulated a thin coat of rust. LeadBoy, MyGirl and I hit it with the wire brush off and on all day the first weekend while it was still on our deck.

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We used high temperature black paint to coat the whole thing and then did a little high lighting with some high temperature silver. It has to sit for 24 hours before we can light a fire so if it gets cold tonight we might turn the furnace on.

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What do you think about the silver? I might go over everything with stove black to tone down the silver if I don’t like it in the morning.

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SCORE!!!!

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$10.99 at Meijer. Vintage blue Mason jars are so pretty!!!

How Much Should You Grow In Your Garden To Feed Your Family?

Below is a link to a fantastic post over at Well Fed Homestead about how much you should grow in order to feed your family for an entire year.

 

http://www.wellfedhomestead.com/how-much-should-you-plant-in-your-garden-to-provide-a-years-worth-of-food

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