Renaissance Fair 2018

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April 2018

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Planning 

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More planning

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young peach tree

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Compost 1

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young cherry

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turning over garden bed 

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leveling the pool area

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mature apple

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view of the front yard from clothesline to west

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view of the eastern half of the backyard

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cistern 2: a work in progress

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new trees in the old meadow

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thistle patch

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Meadow (with new trees)

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Established paths in woods

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This just calls for a hammock

Chlorophytum comosum

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AKA: Spider plant

Care Instructions:
Light: bright, indirect light
Water: likes to dry out a bit between watering
Container Size: prefers a to be a bit root bound
Fertilize:
Temperature: above 50°, prefers cool

Epipremmum

Golden Pothos

Care Instructions

Light: low-high, 4 hours
Water: moist
Container Size: started out at 3 inches (small one is in 5 inch pot); large one is in 10 inch pot)
Fertilize: every 2-4 months
Temperature: above 50°

Ravenea rivularis

AKA: Majesty Palm

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Today I present Luna. She’s also in need of a new clay pot. I’m also still moving her around looking for just the perfect spot.

Care Instructions

Light: high light, can be indirect, within 5 feet of a window.
Water: keep soil moist
Container Size: 12 inches
Fertilize: every 2-4 months
Temperature: never below 40°

Dracaena Marginata

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AKA: Madagascar Dragon Tree

I think I’ll call this one Norbert. Harry Potter fans will understand. It’s an air purifier.

It’s also in need of a lovely clay pot. Hannah brought it home to me a few days ago and it’s still in its plastic pot. I try to get my plants out of plastic and into clay as soon as possible.

Care Instructions

Light: high light, 1-5 feet from a window.
Water: keep soil moist, but no standing water.
Container Size: 12 inch
Fertilizer: Every 1-2 months
Temperature: never below 50°

gingersnaps

Because my mom asked:

Gingersnaps

3/4 cup butter, softened

1 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup molasses

1 egg

2 1/4 cups sifted all purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, molasses, and egg.

In a medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir to combine.

Put 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a small bowl.

Roll dough into small balls, then  roll in granulated sugar.

Place on cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Bake for 10-12 minutes.