With beginner articles on kool-aid dye, spinning wool, kids’ activities, natural egg dyes, keeping chickens, line drying clothes, making applesauce, finding your sanity, pickling eggs, frugal groceries, growing peas, tomatoes and even worms, we’ve got quite a bit of neighborly advice this week. Grab a cup of coffee and join us…
In The Kitchen
We begin with King Biscuit Pants and a wonderful method for the flavorful long-ish term storage of eggs. I have decided that if he eats too many of these I will simply rename him to King Crackle Fannie.
Here is a blogger of my own heart offering good advice on getting more food for less.
Tracey has a quick tip for
Next, we will go visit Joel and Dana, who are using up their storage apple for a delicious endeavor. They have plenty of pictures so you can learn how, also.
Whew! Was it warm in there or am I having hot flashes? Let go see what’s going on…
In The Sewing Room
Hm. That shirt looks a little faded. Maybe you should perk it up.
Spinning your own yarn doesn’t require an expensive spinning wheel or even sheep, for that matter.
Now, let’s go visit Melissa, who is knitting away on the back porch swing. She will offer you encouragement for your first simple knitting project.
Oh dear! Do you hear that? It sounds like the washing machine is off balance. We better run to see what’s going on…
In the Laundry Room
Aparna offers some simple advice to help keep your sinuses happy and you better rested.
Sometimes we forget some of the simplest frugal ideas. The Greenest Dollar will get you started with…
My clothesline is next to a mock orange bush. When I dry our clothes there, while it is blooming… Hoo boy! Delicious clothes. Makes me wish I was a goat so I could eat them.
Since we are already outside, let’s check out what’s growing…
In The Garden
You know your garden will be great, when you have an extension agent on your side. Ladybug at the University of Connecticut offers us a nice how-to for pea planting. Just remember, to check my “What to Plant Now” post for what timing is appropriate in your neck of the woods.
Of course, just about every vegetable gardener’s first experience is with tomatoes. So we have some neighborly advice here too.
Our neighbor, Mary will help you turn your kitchen waste into beautiful, rich soil with a little help from her friends.
Speaking of critters, let’s check out the new arrivals…
In The Backyard Barnyard
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For heavens sake, what are those boisterous children up to? We’d better take a peek at what’s going on…
Up In The Tree House
Try an old fashioned method for coloring eggs this weekend from DaVinci’s classroom
Keep kid’s busy with this wealth of activities site from our neighbors across the pond
Now, while the kids are occupied for a bit, how about a little work on your own sanity.
In The Mind
There won’t be any new adventures taking place, if your feeling less than lovely. Here are two articles from neighbors that care.
Well, that’s it for this week. Here are links to some other editions
Neighborly Advice Vol 1 — pizza dough, making jam, using a pressure cooker, learning to knit, rescuing lost stitches, adding goats to your backyard
Neighborly Advice Vol 3 — grocery budgets, foraging free food, starting a garden, seed tape, hemming pants, chickens, turkeys, fruit trees, goat cheese, fermentation, kid’s activities and my favorite book sale
Neighborly Advice Vol 4 — making marshmallows, starting a garden, planting potatoes, herbs and onions, charming row markers, slow-roasted tomatoes, foraging free food, kids’ activity to-do list, 100 ways to cook eggs, tabletop gardening, and even starting an aquarium
If you have a “How-to” article you would like to share, drop me a line at NeighborlyAdvice@gmail.com.
Join us here in the Meebo box at the right on Saturday night around 9pm East coast time. We will be opening up the Neighborly Advice chat room. Meet your neighbors, share advice, recipes, whatever. I do hope you’ll come… and bring a friend or two.
Of course, there will be virtual coffee and and warm Philadelphia Sticky Buns.
So, which article was you favorite?
What would you like to see more of?
What new thing are you going to try?