Monthly Archives: June 2014

Making Tortillas

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?URQRF 14 June 2014 Making Tortillas Twelve tortillas were made using half masa flour and half whole wheat flour.Both flours were made from whole grains with no additives. The procedure from mixing the flour with water to placing in storage … Continue reading

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Juicing Kale Broccoli Collards

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?PJYXW 12 June 2014 Juicing Kale Broccoli Collards Kale Broccoli,Collards were Injun cooked, all in one pot, and made into juice. Some basil and one onion was added.A total of ten liters was obtained and seven were pressure canned at … Continue reading

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Making Tortillas

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?VPNDD 11 June 2014 Making Tortillas. It was decided to make tortillas using masa, which is field corn processed with calcium hydroxide. This was my first effort. First the corn was purchased from a seed and feed store, and the … Continue reading

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Removing Canning Jar Lids

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?NHMEY 6 June 2014 Removing Canning Jar Lids When canning, the jar lids are under pressure and when removing are damaged using the current opening tool, which is a modified tin can opener. This means the lid cannot be re-used. … Continue reading

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Juicing kale,collards and Chives.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?GAGAB 4 June 2014 Juicing Current Garden Vegetables There are few vegetables in the garden but what is mature was made into juice. The method is Injun cooking, everything in one pot. Available was kale, collards, chives, mint, basil and … Continue reading

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Mulch

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?MDJZF 3 June 2014 Mulch All my plants are heavily mulched with readily available year old wood chips. The layer is 2 to 3 inches thick. I use from 6 to 8 cubic yards each year.I transport in a box … Continue reading

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Nixtamalized Corn

Nixtamalized Corn Background. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/22675/22675-h/22675-h.htm#CHAPTER_VI This preparation of corn was called nocake or nookick by early colonists. The process is alkaline treatment of corn kernels to release nutrients which are readily digested.”It is Indian corn parched in the hot ashes, the … Continue reading

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Watering Tomato Plants.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?WLOBC 1 June 2014 Watering Tomato plants. Rainwater collected in four barrels is used to water the garden.The water is transported to the garden area in a wheelbarrow with a milk carton to limit wave action and spilling. Each plant … Continue reading

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Snowball Bush (Viburnum opulus Roseum)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?XLPAM 1 June 2014 Snowball Bush (Viburnum opulus Roseum) This year there is no sign of insect damage.The tree is flowering in all its glory.

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Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HVOQK 1 June 2014 Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis) This plant likes shade and well drained soil with sufficient water. The vegetation is cut to ground level each Fall and some compost is added with a cover of wood chip mulch. … Continue reading

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