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Everything has Sprouted!

26 Feb

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Everything is looking good but we got flies. Going to use nematodes (scannmask) cuz they will kill the fly larva and then put a layer of diatomaceous earth over the top soil then no more flies can lay their eggs in the soil. Crossing my fingers this will work.

Mason Jar Rack – CUSTOM!!

9 Feb

Okay, I have about 400 square feet of  living space & I have a crap load of mason jars filled with herbs, beans, seeds, etc. A few weeks ago I looked everywhere for a Mason Jar Shelf. No luck, so I was only left with my creativity. I went to our Shopko to look at shelves. There were several but they either were way to wide or to tall! I was getting frustrated. I came across a shoe rack on sale for $29.99. My mind started working – I think this would work. I looked at the picture on the front of the shoe rack box and imagined jars instead of shoes. The rack was made out of metal so I figured it would be strong enough to hold several jars. I took it home with me.

Shoe Tower $29.99

Shoe Tower $29.99

I started to put it together. I only assembled a few levels and set the mason jars on them to see how they held. The tilt was perfect but the jars could easily fall thru if hit.

Just a few levels assembled

Just a few levels assembled

So I grabbed my black gorilla duck-tape (I LOVE THIS TAPE) and made little hammocks for each jar!

Little hammocks!

Little hammocks!

I did this by first wrapping the tape around the top bar . . .

Wrap tape around top bar

Wrap tape around top bar

Then taking a jar and placing it on top of the tape and setting it in the correct spot. This helped be make sure that my tape wasn’t to short or to long and was snug right to the contour of the jar serving like a hammock or chair.

Position jar

Position jar

Now I took a razor blade and cut the tape, making sure to  leave enough that could be wrapped around the bottom bar. I tried to rip it first but that didn’t work as well. The blade left a nice clean cut.

Cut tape with razor blade

Cut tape with razor blade

One row finished . . .

One row finished!

One row finished!

Fits 9 quart jars across!

Fits 9 quart jars across!

Now I had to figure out what to do with the stickiness on the other side of the duck tape. First I tried to put tape back over it. That was stupid and very frustrating to get lined up. So I cut construction paper the same width & length of the tape and placed over the sticky side. Worked great!

Construction paper!

Construction paper!

Working out great!

Working out great!

So I  just kept building and taping until I finally got it all done!

Sweet, so happy!

Sweet, so happy!

Closer look!

Closer look!

Side view!

Side view!

I was so excited how it turned out! So I got all my jars out that were hiding in closets and placed most of them on the rack. It seemed to work ok for any jar size.

Held all sizes!

Held all sizes!

Even though I had stuff in different sized mason jars and it held them  just fine, I decided to replace everything in all quart jars. In the end it held and still is holding with no problems 72 jars! It fits great snugged right up to the wall and it is very sturdy too!

72 Quart Jars!

72 Quart Jars!

Now this only cost me $29.99 for the shoe rack, $9.99 for the tape, but I didn’t use a lot of the roll and my time. I had such a fun time building this. It’s been a while since I did a cool homemade project.

Raw Vegan Diet – Wellness Pyramid

20 Jan

I believe I got this from the Gluten-Free Mom on facebook.

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What to do with your left over pulp from juicing?

2 Mar

Don’t waste food! It is a shame how many people through away their juice pulp! Keep it and make your dollar go further . . .

Dehydrate your juice pulp…

Left over pulp from juicing

Carrot pulp dehydrated

Grind the dried pulp into powder!

Vitamix dry blade container or a Coffee Grinder will work.

Carrot Powder!

Store in a airtight container.

I have several vegetables in powder form. They are so usefull. Make quick gravies, say out of mushroom powder! Mix into foods for seasoning or just to add a little more nutrients. I love sprinkling on top of my salads! My favorite is slipping it into those sweet treats you make & bake for the kids. They would never know they were eating vegetables!!!

BOUNTIFUL BASKETS – ORGANIC!

27 Feb

Ok I have heard of Bountiful Baskets Co-Op from when I lived in AZ. You can order a basket full of produce for a minimum amount of money. All you need to do is go pick it up at your nearest location. I have heard many great things about these guys. I never thought they would have a pick-up location in Livingston, MT. They have many for Montana. I will  most likely be in Bozeman on my March 3rd pu date. For Livingston & Bozeman folks we fall on week “A”, which is this week. They alternate pu weeks for us. So for the first time I am checking this out. I ordered a organic basket for $25! There was also a 1 time charge for $3 for first timer. Let’s see how good it is. Can’t wait to see!

Check them out and order before 10am Tuesday!

I can’t wait to see what I get!

RAW CLEANSE

17 Feb

My mom just asked me on Facebook if I had any suggestions for a Raw Detox! A great book:

Raw Food CLEANSE by Penni Shelton:

CLEANSE WITHOUT BEING STARVED OR DEPRIVED

Follow the delicious and hunger-satisfying raw-food diets offered in this book and you will lose weight, gain energy and feel vibrantly healthy while clearing your body of toxins. Raw Food Cleanse offers four customized plans that provide you with everything needed for an easy and powerful detox, including:

•toxin self-assessment
•day-by-day programs
•mouth-watering recipes
•real-life success stories

3-Day Energy Boost Cleanse
Give your body an all-natural weekend to start your Monday feeling great.

7-Day Rejuvenation Cleanse
Enjoy a week of delicious raw foods to thoroughly refresh your system.

14-Day Deep Detox Cleanse
Go longer to experience better skin and hair, a clearer mind and a slimmer body.

28-Day Total Reset Cleanse
Give the body a full recharge with an intense, nutrient-packed month of raw foods.

Also . . .

Garden of Life RAW Cleanse:

For those looking for the ultimate cleanse experience, raw has always represented the standard. Raw cleanse from garden of life features uncooked, untreated and unadulterated ingredients that are designed to support your body’s natural digestive and detoxification systems.

 

GOING BANANAS!!!

15 Sep

TIP TIP TIP!!!

Got a box of ripe bananas for $1.99. Peeled them all and now freezing to use for future ice cream, smoothies, banana bread & other sweet treats!!! Gonna get a lot of yumminess for $1.99!!! The picture is only one tray full. I got just about three of these amounts out of the box!

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