Gardening Tips and Articles

  • Organic 4 Ingredient Flour Tortillas

    Feb 22nd 2021

    Organic 4 Ingredient Flour Tortillas

    Eating cleaner means we now forego the store-bought flour tortillas. The impressive ingredient list may be necessary for those factories to send their products around the country, and have them sit on…

    Published by Mark Schultz

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  • Wintering-A time for Introspection

    Feb 16th 2021

    Wintering-A time for Introspection

    It has been a long blog-free period, I know. Wintering in northern Minnesota is generally just a shift in outdoor activities; to doing things like cross-country skiing, and ice fishing. But not this F…

    Published by Mark Schultz

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  • Beginning the New Year out of Quarantine!

    Dec 31st 2020

    Beginning the New Year out of Quarantine!

    Back on December 3rd I wrote about our aphid infestation in our house. The only thing to do was to dump all of the infected plants outside, and move the newly planted seedlings to a downstairs locatio…

    Published by Mark Schultz

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  • Toasting Bread Extraordinaire

    Dec 29th 2020

    Toasting Bread Extraordinaire

    For years, when we operated Turtle River Pasties, I dabbled in bread baking. Inspired by Peter Reinhart's bread called Struan, I created my own version of an enriched bread containing rice and grains.…

    Published by Mark Schultz

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  • Sharing Ideas-and Coming Full-Circle

    Dec 17th 2020

    Sharing Ideas-and Coming Full-Circle

    I wanted to share how I used my bandsaw to cut wooden circles out of plywood. This was, however, not my idea, but one that I learned from others on YouTube. So my Thursday Thought this week is not…

    Published by Mark Schultz

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  • Big, Soft Burger Buns-and Organic to-Boot

    Dec 10th 2020

    Big, Soft Burger Buns-and Organic to-Boot

    Most meals are fairly easy to prepare using clean food. Our freezer is filled with our own chickens, local beef, pastured pork, lots of venison, and frozen garden produce. Our 50 degree crawl space…

    Published by Mark Schultz

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  • Aphids in the House-Now What?

    Dec 3rd 2020

    Aphids in the House-Now What?

    My Thursday Thought this week turns to a serious problem for our indoor tabletop garden beds-APHIDS!We rely on our GardenStream bottom watering planters to provide us with absolutely fresh and delicio…

    Published by Mark Schultz

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  • Being Thankful for the Reset Button

    Nov 26th 2020

    Being Thankful for the Reset Button

    On this Thanksgiving Day, far too many of us are likely thinking that 2020 has given us little to be thankful for. I reflected on this, as I prepared this special edition of my Thursday Thoughts.I…

    Published by Mark Schultz

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  • Free Meat

    Nov 19th 2020

    Free Meat

    In October of 2019 I drove out to Colorado, for a reunion with old (I mean former) Peace Corps friends. As I entered Eastern Colorado, along I-76, it took some time to make sense of what I was see…

    Published by Mark Schultz

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  • Unintended Consequences

    Nov 12th 2020

    Unintended Consequences

    Some folks place a high value on the powers of meditation; shutting off all distractions, and just letting our minds connect with our higher self. Doing absolutely nothing for 9 hours a day may sou…

    Published by Mark Schultz

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  • Traditions and Pancakes

    Nov 5th 2020

    Traditions and Pancakes

    Traditions are beliefs, behaviors or activities that are passed-on from generation to generation. Traditions define us and differentiate us as a family, community, region, nation or faith. Most nat…

    Published by Mark Schultz

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