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Jan 16Liked by Ashley Adamant

I'm thinking about planting a patch of barley. Before corn, the Europeans used barley for their animal feed. I have a scythe, know how to sharpen it, and will give it a go this year. Barley dreams!

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Jan 17Liked by Ashley Adamant

Ashley, you are a blessing to me! You are a wealth of information and I tap into it often. I made orange marmalade and 3-fruit marmalade this past week. I will be planning my garden and looking to buy turkeys. I have chickens and I finally found success in breeding them so I don't have to buy them. I wish I had started when I was younger. I always feel like I'm trying to catch up ... but all is good!

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Jan 16Liked by Ashley Adamant

Same thing I said in my email: Thank you for the absolute WEALTH of information. You're the best!

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Jan 16Liked by Ashley Adamant

This is the time of year when I debate with myself endlessly about if I should try to use up all the seeds saved from before last year, order new varieties, or buy lots of starts of familiar things from the local organic farm. It always ends up being some combination of these, but this time of year I'm always back and forth about which crops to focus on. Always an adventure.

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Jan 16Liked by Ashley Adamant

As always, a plethera of information..I was wondering when I should start seeds and what kind to buy. I read "somewhere" about not using seeds past the year you got them...but proof is in the pudding if you're using your leftover seeds every year. thanks Ashley!

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Jan 16Liked by Ashley Adamant

Oh my goodness! So many helpful things to read about! As an aside, the picture of the seed catalogs would look wonderful, framed and in a "planty" spot. You are the BEST!

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Jan 17Liked by Ashley Adamant

Honestly! I would frame that!

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Jan 16Liked by Ashley Adamant

another well done atta girl for you .

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Cold stratification is not done in the freezer

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What are the best asparagus for California and where can I order them. Thanks

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Thanks for the Earthbeat link! Mostly we buy medicinal from Richo Cech over at Strictlymedicinalseeds.com. Nice to find a little company this side of the country!

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Yesterday with the day off for MLK, I made spiced honeys: chai, turmeric, and a savory one with garlic and herbs to mix into tomato sauce.

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Darn! I planted a patch last year but didn't harvest one plant. We do have turkeys and they're looking pretty tasty right now.

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