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13 October 2019 Asimina triloba, pawpaw

http://durgan.org/2019/October%202019/13%20October%202019%20Asimina%20triloba,%20pawpaw/HTML/ 13 October 2019 Asimina triloba, pawpaw My pawpaw tree is producing ripe fruit. The fruit gets soft to the touch when ripe and soon falls to the ground. So far I have collected five fruit. I simply slice and … Continue reading

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6 October 2019 Garlic Bed

http://durgan.org/2019/October%202019/6%20October%202019%20Garlic%20Bed/HTML/ 6 October 2019 Garlic Bed Preparation for planting garlic for 2019/2020 season on about 20 October. The selected area was rototilled, mulch wood chips will be applied after the cloves are planted.Garlic is planted in the Fall in zone … Continue reading

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6 October 2019 Gruel

http://durgan.org/2019/October%202019/6%20October%202019%20Gruel/HTML/ 6 October 2019 Gruel Gruel was made, corn, wheat, sunflower seeds, flax, and almonds. Blended with water and cooked for about two hours in a double boiler. This is my breakfast cereal.The finished product is placed in plastic containers … Continue reading

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27 September 2019 Indian Corn

http://durgan.org/2019/September%202019/27%20September%202019%20Indian%20Corn/HTML/ 27 September 2019 Indian Corn The small patch of Indian Corn as harvested. Seventeen pound were obtained. It will be dried kernels removed and kept in bucket anad used for gruel, porage.

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22 September 2019 Blackberry

http://durgan.org/2019/September%202019/22%20September%202019%20Blackberry/HTML/index.htm 22 September 2019 Blackberry Blackberry fruit grows in a softball size bunch and 2 to 4 ripen daily. There are three bushes and a bowl of fruit is picked every other day. I ingest them fresh, since there is … Continue reading

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20 September 2019 Concord Grape Juice

http://durgan.org/2019/September%202019/20%20September%202019%20Concord%20Grape%20Juice/HTML/ 20 September 2019 Concord Grape Juice Twenty pounds of one vine concord grapes was made into 11 liters of pressure canned juice. The brix of the grapes was 16. Processing procedure was wash, remove grapes from substrate by swiping … Continue reading

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15 September 2019 Sweet Potatoes

http://durgan.org/2019/September%202019/15%20September%202019%20Sweet%20Potatoes/HTML/index.htm 15 September 2019 Sweet Potatoes The last of the sweet potatoes were dug. One was dug abut a week ago and the total weight from four plants was about 15 pounds. Good quality. They are dried a bit and … Continue reading

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13 September 2019 Tempeh Chickpea

http://durgan.org/2019/September%202019/13%20September%202019%20Tempeh%20Chickpea/HTML/ 13 September 2019 Tempeh Chickpea Chickpea tempeh was prepared for fermentation. Picture depict the procedure. Wash, dehull, cook, acidity, mix starter, place in cotton lined mold, place in fermenter set at 31C for 36 hours. Another picture will be … Continue reading

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11 September 2019 Processing Garlic

http://durgan.org/2019/September%202019/11%20September%202019%20Processing%20garlic/HTML/ 11 September 2019 Processing garlic Garlic processing. Removing skins from garlic can be an onerous job particularly if numerous bulbs are involved. Also garlic to be utilized should be crushed and set aside to mature for at least fifteen … Continue reading

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11 September 2019 Tempeh Soy

http://durgan.org/2019/September%202019/11%20September%202019%20Tempeh%20Soy/HTML/ 11 September 2019 Tempeh Soy Tempeh was made. Pictures annotated depict the method. ———————————————————————– http://durgan.org/2019/September%202019/12%20September%202019%20Tempeh%20Soy/HTML/ 12 September 2019 Tempeh Soy Picture after 24 hours fermenting at 31C. It will be allowed to fermnt another 12 hours before stopping fermenting. … Continue reading

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