With beginner “how – tos” on 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, you’ll find some new adventure to begin this weekend.
We shall start with some simple wise advice for everyone
Now that the weather is getting nicer, it seems that everyone is either in the kitchen or in the garden.
In the Kitchen
Since we are cleaning up the grill for the season, how about making the freshest fluffiest marshmallows for a little after dinner roast? Okay, who knows all the words to Catalina Magdalina. ” Oh, she had a funny name, but she wasn’t much to blame. That’s what she’s called just the same, same, same… OoooH..”
Ahem. Sorry. Once I get singing, things just get right out of hand.
Oh my! Look what Joel and Dana are up to. Someday, I’m just gonna show up on their doorstep for…
Eggs are still one of the more affordable proteins out there. Plus, if you have a backyard flock you are always looking for recipes. Well, here’s…
In the Garden
So you’ve wondered what the heck are they talking about with all these different kinds of seeds. Oh look! Finally, a clear, concise explanation.
Everyone should know how to plant potatoes. Let’s watch this family to learn their simple, common method. Very easy.
Next, we’ll turn to the experts for info on…
Here’s two nice little getting-started-in-gardening tutorials. You can do it.
Once you get your stuff in the ground, you should try making these simple charming…
I don’t know about you, but I like to bring a little of the outdoors in. Why not try…
And to calm ourselves, nothing is more peaceful than an aquarium. And guess what? When it’s time to change the water, give it to your garden. Aquarium water is wonderful fertilizer!
Up In the Treehouse
In the Wild (Free Food Through Foraging)
That’s it for this week’s edition. See you next week for more tips from our smart neighbors.
Go outside and plant something.
In case you missed the past editions, here are the links:
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 2 — 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
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