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Post by RuralBeard on 12th January 2012, 4:15 pm

Hi Everyone!

Great being a part of this forum-site and reading some of the entries, especially the cooking and gardening. Actually, what else is there? I'll by-pass the housecleaning tips. LOL Have a wonderful day and keep on 'living simply'.
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Post by Adrian on 12th January 2012, 4:21 pm

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Post by polgara on 12th January 2012, 4:33 pm

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Post by Chilli-head on 12th January 2012, 4:36 pm

Hello and welcome from me too !

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Great being a part of this forum-site and reading some of the entries, especially the cooking and gardening. Actually, what else is there?

Well, there's a tea room if you like that sort of thing, and there's a workshop somewhere down there for us shed dwellers Very Happy. Enjoy !
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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 12th January 2012, 7:36 pm

Welcome, and enjoy. Looking forward to chatting.
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Post by Dandelion on 12th January 2012, 9:04 pm

Hi RB - glad you could join us!

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Post by Jaded Green on 13th January 2012, 5:38 pm

Intrigued by the "Rural Routes" - where are you?
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Post by Dandelion on 13th January 2012, 5:44 pm

Just what I was going to say.....!

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Post by flute on 13th January 2012, 8:30 pm

Hello! Nice to meet you. I'm sure if you looked hard enough there might be some penguins in a corner somewhere. There's all sorts on here! (people included Very Happy )

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Post by KtMcG on 13th January 2012, 9:27 pm

Hellooooo! Very Happy
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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 14th January 2012, 10:00 am

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Post by MrsC on 15th January 2012, 4:22 pm

Hello from me too!

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Post by RuralBeard on 18th January 2012, 7:14 pm

Good Day All! Sheesh - if it weren't for our esteemed founder, I might not have checked back; thanks to all for the welcome! As for me and my house, we're located in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia just outside of Bridgetown --- in the rural routes! We're on 3 acres of property and operate a small but vital (18 years now) business recycling peoples' belongings and collectibles. We also, thanks to my dear old partner, grow about 2000 head of garlic. We're about as 'organic' as one can get without being 'registered' so we're happy with our products and the state of our immediate world. Here's wishing you ALL a happy 2012 - now let's get cooking, gardening and just plain living!
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 18th January 2012, 7:53 pm

RuralBeard wrote: We also, thanks to my dear old partner, grow about 2000 head of garlic.

that must keep you self-sufficient in garlic until late October then?

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Post by RuralBeard on 18th January 2012, 8:22 pm

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RuralBeard wrote: We also, thanks to my dear old partner, grow about 2000 head of garlic.

that must keep you self-sufficient in garlic until late October then?

After we sell our excess, it does keep us in garlic until May - any left overs get flashed frozen until the summers harvest. YUM!
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Post by Jaded Green on 18th January 2012, 8:38 pm

I thought you might be in Canada as my godmother lives on what was a rural route near Kamloops, but after 50 years is a small town! We used to adress our letter to her at RR3 Kamloops, but now she has a house number and road name
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Post by RuralBeard on 18th January 2012, 8:51 pm

Jaded Green wrote:I thought you might be in Canada as my godmother lives on what was a rural route near Kamloops, but after 50 years is a small town! We used to adress our letter to her at RR3 Kamloops, but now she has a house number and road name

Oh yeah, I hear you on that. We've been here 20 years and they've changed our address 4 times...from a box number to a RR # TWICE...we now just use a civic number. HA! Sometimes we just get mail with our two first names and our community name. Life in the rural routes, ya gotta love it!
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Post by polgara on 18th January 2012, 9:07 pm

Kamloops, a lovely place. We stayed a week with my cousin in a mobile home, which was as big as a bungalow, loved the scenery.

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Post by Mike on 18th January 2012, 10:00 pm

Well Peny and I are on a rural route here. Which is why our post office is Charlemont even though we live in Buckland (Charlemont handles the rural routes for several towns that only deliver mail "in the village").

I don't grow as much garlic, maybe 500 heads, but we don't sell any (do give some garlic ties as presents and those are usually 18 heads). We don't have much trouble keeping garlic ftom harvest to harvest. What varieties are you growing that you have to freeze the remnant by May? Or how are you keeping it? (ours hangs in large ties of 36 or in mesh onion bags).

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Post by RuralBeard on 19th January 2012, 4:33 am

Chilli-head wrote:Hello and welcome from me too !

RuralBeard wrote:
Great being a part of this forum-site and reading some of the entries, especially the cooking and gardening. Actually, what else is there?

Well, there's a tea room if you like that sort of thing, and there's a workshop somewhere down there for us shed dwellers Very Happy. Enjoy !

Work. Shop. I understand that last part. Laughing
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Post by RuralBeard on 19th January 2012, 4:39 am

Mike wrote:Well Peny and I are on a rural route here. Which is why our post office is Charlemont even though we live in Buckland (Charlemont handles the rural routes for several towns that only deliver mail "in the village").

I don't grow as much garlic, maybe 500 heads, but we don't sell any (do give some garlic ties as presents and those are usually 18 heads). We don't have much trouble keeping garlic ftom harvest to harvest. What varieties are you growing that you have to freeze the remnant by May? Or how are you keeping it? (ours hangs in large ties of 36 or in mesh onion bags).

We grow several varieties - all softneck - well, we did try one hardneck (its OK but we prefer soft). We have Continental, 'Maritime Molly', Tibetan, Music and a few others. They store well in our mud room or wood shed. Around May they might start to sprout and when the first signs of sprouting occur, that's when we blanch the cloves, peel them and freeze them. Works well and with a modest loss in taste - overall, most respectable. By the time pickling season rolls around, we have jars of frozen garlic cloves to use! Of course, we eat the scapes! Nothing goes to waist - er - waste here! YUM!
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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 19th January 2012, 3:04 pm

Had a good laugh at the small town postal service. When I was a very young boy, I'd sent a letter to Grandma. It was simply addressed: Grandma Goodwin, Girard, IL. Even put a proper stamp on and all of that. Parents didn't have a clue until Grandma called asking what it was I'd written in the letter, poor handwriting at 6 years old, you know, lol.
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Post by RuralBeard on 19th January 2012, 3:38 pm

Dandelion wrote:Hi RB - glad you could join us!

Why thanks for the welcome!
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Post by RuralBeard on 19th January 2012, 3:52 pm

mr_sfstk8d wrote:Had a good laugh at the small town postal service. When I was a very young boy, I'd sent a letter to Grandma. It was simply addressed: Grandma Goodwin, Girard, IL. Even put a proper stamp on and all of that. Parents didn't have a clue until Grandma called asking what it was I'd written in the letter, poor handwriting at 6 years old, you know, lol.

...and I bet you a cookie, the letter was delivered in a matter of a couple of days. Amazing, with all the codes and such today, that letters can take a week or more to get to their destination - domestic and/or otherwise!
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Post by Mike on 21st January 2012, 10:27 pm

RuralBeard wrote:

We grow several varieties - all softneck - well, we did try one hardneck (its OK but we prefer soft). We have Continental, 'Maritime Molly', Tibetan, Music and a few others. They store well in our mud room or wood shed. Around May they might start to sprout and when the first signs of sprouting occur, that's when we blanch the cloves, peel them and freeze them. Works well and with a modest loss in taste - overall, most respectable. By the time pickling season rolls around, we have jars of frozen garlic cloves to use! Of course, we eat the scapes! Nothing goes to waist - er - waste here! YUM!

I'm confused --- don't recognize "Maritime Molly" or "Tibetan" but "Music" is a "continental porcelin" and I'm betting "Continental" is too (that is, hard necks with very small bulbils as oppsed to rocambole types which have fewer but much larger bulbils on the scapes).

Storage -- I'm betting that the temperature out in the mud room or wood shed gets real cold in the winter and then warms up in the spring. You are letting them "know" that the season has come to sprout. Try storing at a significanty higher and more uniform temeprature. The important part is the more uniform. We hang them in a fairly cool room where they are never getting colder than 10C or warmer than 20C.

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