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Forum: Your Homestead 04-23-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,651
Posted By vigilant20
Rapadura is one of the less processed forms of...

Rapadura is one of the less processed forms of sugar that retains the molasses. It's a little harder to find, but a step up from Turbinado and Demarara, which are more common in store, but have the...
Forum: Your Homestead 04-17-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,651
Posted By vigilant20
This week I spent my workershare shift putting in...

This week I spent my workershare shift putting in these gorgeous baby celeries. Having carrots and celery through most of last season was probably my favorite thing about the CSA. That and the...
Forum: Your Homestead 04-08-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,651
Posted By vigilant20
Last week I started my workershare season. I...

Last week I started my workershare season. I spent my shift picking and washing spinach. This week I hoed the rows and paths in one of the greenhouses. Now that I've spent more time working with...
Forum: Your Homestead 03-31-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,651
Posted By vigilant20
I am a workershare working for a share of...

I am a workershare working for a share of produce. But I'm the only workershare and my farmer enjoys teaching so it's more on the educational side like an intership. If I continue my education...
Forum: Your Homestead 03-26-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,651
Posted By vigilant20
It's still very early in the season here, but the...

It's still very early in the season here, but the green onions are juuuuust big enough to start harvesting...so I celebrated with a special treat. It may just be becoming a tradition now that I'm...
Forum: Your Homestead 03-22-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,651
Posted By vigilant20
Nourished Homestead

This will be my 7th year urban homesteading and 3rd year as a workershare/intern. I'm also working on a Certificate for Sustainable Food and Farming that should be completed this fall. I'm pretty...
Forum: Conversations 03-19-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,656
Posted By vigilant20
I just registered for classes for the 2 summer...

I just registered for classes for the 2 summer semesters...I'm doing Soil Science and Management, and Raising Dairy Goats Naturally. I should be seed starting today, but instead I'm cooking up a...
Forum: Forum News & Announcements 03-19-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 34,204
Posted By vigilant20
I'd love to see a facebook group! I've looked...

I'd love to see a facebook group! I've looked for one before and thought about creating it, but thought I'd wait to see if a mod would.
Forum: Conversations 02-24-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 22,527
Posted By vigilant20
Guess who's hanging out with Jackie Clay in...

Guess who's hanging out with Jackie Clay in August!!!!!! :) :) :)
(http://www.backwoodshome.com/blogs/JackieClay/2017/02/23/will-jackies-august-2017-homestead-seminar/)
Forum: Conversations 02-18-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 22,527
Posted By vigilant20
Thank you :) It was beautiful here too. I...

Thank you :)

It was beautiful here too. I got the asparagus bed cleaned up, amended, and mulched and cleaned out the car. It felt so good to get dirty and some sun again! I also went to the...
Forum: Conversations 02-18-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 22,527
Posted By vigilant20
My parents are getting near the point where they...

My parents are getting near the point where they may need help, so it wouldn't be right for me to move too far away. I've proven to be quite good at analysis of data and processes, and I'd enjoy a...
Forum: Conversations 02-17-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 20,988
Posted By vigilant20
I wasn't distressed until I heard this part!

I wasn't distressed until I heard this part!
Forum: Conversations 02-17-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 22,527
Posted By vigilant20
I do appreciate the feedback from a fellow nerd,...

I do appreciate the feedback from a fellow nerd, thank you. I have applied to a couple of other IT jobs with no luck beyond a phone interview. I've spent the last 10 years specialized as a...
Forum: Conversations 02-16-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 22,527
Posted By vigilant20
After 4 years at my current job, I'm starting to...

After 4 years at my current job, I'm starting to feel the need to move on. I just keep getting more and more work to do, and when I implement big projects they have gotten in the habit of bringing...
Forum: Education/Homeschool 02-15-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,890
Posted By vigilant20
I don't have kids either, but I was homeschooled...

I don't have kids either, but I was homeschooled myself so I definitely have an interest in the section too :D
Forum: Conversations 02-14-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 20,988
Posted By vigilant20
If you subscribe to the kindle edition, Amazon...

If you subscribe to the kindle edition, Amazon gives you the first month free to decide if you like it. It's actually pretty nice. I got a cheap Amazon Fire tablet on Black Friday because I wanted...
Forum: Conversations 02-12-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 22,527
Posted By vigilant20
My dad gave me 4 spent wheatgrass flats this...

My dad gave me 4 spent wheatgrass flats this week. The cats and rabbits are loving it, both to eat and as a perfect place for a cat nap. I'm 1/4 of the way through my Pastured Poultry class and I'm...
Forum: Conversations 01-17-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,174
Posted By vigilant20
We're in a rainy warmup right now. All the crazy...

We're in a rainy warmup right now. All the crazy weather has me down with a cold. But I finished my Botany class with an A and just started Pastured Poultry. We're using 4 books, and Joel...
Forum: Homesteading 01-07-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,873
Posted By vigilant20
Lookin good!

Lookin good!
Forum: Conversations 01-05-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,784
Posted By vigilant20
I'd still vote Wisconsin! Gov. Walker is...

I'd still vote Wisconsin! Gov. Walker is awesome...you just wouldn't want to be right in Milwaukee or Madison. I go backpacking on the ice age trail all the time, lots of camping opportunities,...
Forum: Conversations 01-05-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,174
Posted By vigilant20
Negative double digit wind chills are here. I'm...

Negative double digit wind chills are here. I'm starting a book today on hygge in an attempt to enjoy this horrible season.

Last night I started a little workshop the DNR is doing. We do two...
Forum: Conversations 12-28-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,151
Posted By vigilant20
I saw one of my friends post a photo collage of...

I saw one of my friends post a photo collage of her favorite moments in the year and decided to try one. And as I gathered photos, I realized this had been a really amazing year!
...
Forum: Conversations 12-26-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,151
Posted By vigilant20
Missed our little family Christmas dinner last...

Missed our little family Christmas dinner last night because of freezing rain. It's just 4 of us adults these days so no big deal, we'll try again next weekend. My farm internship/workershare (I've...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 12-26-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,177
Posted By vigilant20
Wow, this was fun to see. I hadn't been active...

Wow, this was fun to see. I hadn't been active very long but I'm back again after a 7 year break :D I've been spending less and less time on forums over the years, but thought I'd return to this...
Forum: Conversations 04-03-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,814
Posted By vigilant20
Nice page! Here's mine on urban homesteading in...

Nice page! Here's mine on urban homesteading in WI and real foods

https://www.facebook.com/nourishedhomestead
Forum: Food 02-10-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,187
Posted By vigilant20
I've been using the Food Storage Planner...

I've been using the Food Storage Planner (http://foodstorageplanner.com/) software for a couple years now. It's just me pulling stuff from the pantry so it's not too hard for me to mark stuff used...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 08-15-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 150,070
Posted By vigilant20
I did 2 full loads this week - zucchini and basil

I did 2 full loads this week - zucchini and basil
Forum: Canning/Preserving 08-14-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,496
Posted By vigilant20
Nonstop pickles

If you are on facebook, one good addition is the page for Mother Earth News (http://www.facebook.com/motherearthnewsmag). While I hate the slant of the magazine, they do have some great information....
Forum: Recipes 07-15-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,050
Posted By vigilant20
You have me very curious SKB. I checked an my...

You have me very curious SKB. I checked an my library has this one so I just requested it. Can't wait to check it out.
Forum: Canning/Preserving 07-12-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 150,070
Posted By vigilant20
I've got zucchini going right now. My garden...

I've got zucchini going right now. My garden gave me 2 last night and I'm working today and have class tonight so won't be around to cook them. I slice and quarter them so they are ready to throw...
Forum: Websites & Blogs 07-08-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,132
Posted By vigilant20
Exactly the sort of blog I've been searching out...

Exactly the sort of blog I've been searching out to add to my blogroll :) I'm getting started myself. Thanks for the link!
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-22-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,659
Posted By vigilant20
If you haven't checked out The Dehydrator Bible,...

If you haven't checked out The Dehydrator Bible, you should! It's by far the best one I've found and includes hundreds of recipes to use your dehydrated food in.
Forum: Food 06-22-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,173
Posted By vigilant20
Thanks for the suggestions :) I just switched to...

Thanks for the suggestions :) I just switched to cast iron myself
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-22-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 518,574
Posted By vigilant20
I just learned to can :) I started with dry...

I just learned to can :) I started with dry black and pinto beans. Tried some dandelion jelly. And just did a practice batch on storebought potatoes this weekend. Feeling ready to tackle my...
Forum: Member Photos & Announcements 08-31-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,969
Posted By vigilant20
LOL Love it

LOL Love it
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 08-05-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,668
Posted By vigilant20
Wow sounds like a nice setup. Welcome to the...

Wow sounds like a nice setup. Welcome to the board :)
Forum: Conversations 08-01-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,552
Posted By vigilant20
LOL I like Paul's idea. So sorry they are...

LOL I like Paul's idea.

So sorry they are giving you grief, can't imagine why a small sign on your own property would bother them.
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 08-01-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,822
Posted By vigilant20
Looks great! Didn't think it looked overgrown,...

Looks great! Didn't think it looked overgrown, didn't even notice any weeds! Maybe thriving is the word you were thinking :)
Forum: Homesteading 07-30-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,112
Posted By vigilant20
Oh thanks for the recommendation. My library has...

Oh thanks for the recommendation. My library has this one so I just requested it :)
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 07-29-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,679
Posted By vigilant20
Interesting, didn't even notice that until I read...

Interesting, didn't even notice that until I read your comment.

Great garden, very lush :)
Forum: Frugal Living 07-28-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 42,450
Posted By vigilant20
My dad grew up with this one, it sounds weird but...

My dad grew up with this one, it sounds weird but was one of our favorites too.

Fricassee
Undiluted can of cream soup, your choice
Warm and serve over cooked riced
Pepper generously
Forum: Homesteading 07-28-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,275
Posted By vigilant20
I have been doing mine on a washboard for a...

I have been doing mine on a washboard for a couple years. It's not bad, but it is rough on clothes. They start pilling up and wearing out sooner than normal.
Forum: Auto/Truck/Other Transportation 07-26-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 19,764
Posted By vigilant20
First: '92? Suzuki Sidekick Best: '07 Saturn...

First: '92? Suzuki Sidekick
Best: '07 Saturn Quad-Coupe. I loved my first new car so much that I got another of the same brand. This was the last year they made plastic side panels so I got...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 07-24-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,177
Posted By vigilant20
I'm near Milwaukee.

I'm near Milwaukee.
Forum: Forum Help 07-24-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,152
Posted By vigilant20
I signed up with the same email I used to...

I signed up with the same email I used to subscribe with my credit card and it didn't seem to make a difference, still getting the questions. I had thought from reading the sign up page that should...
Forum: Frugal Living 07-24-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,174
Posted By vigilant20
I just made up a spreadsheet and starting filling...

I just made up a spreadsheet and starting filling in data from my checkbook. I filled in a few months data this way, separating things into categories. Then based off of what I was actually...
Forum: Food 07-24-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,167
Posted By vigilant20
I hadn't thought of cooking them. :) I have my...

I hadn't thought of cooking them. :) I have my first garden in now and have been harvesting a few beet and kohlrabi leaves every day with the rest of my greens for salads.
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 07-23-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,177
Posted By vigilant20
New from Wisconsin

I just signed up so thought I'd be polite and introduce myself. I'm Lynn, 31, single, a computer analyst, and newly in my first home. I have an interest in homesteading in a few years when I'm...
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