Category: Words

Information about writing, books I have published and those that I have in the works, and even my experience self-publishing.

Hydroponics – Mung Bean finale

I’ve drained, dried and put the Mung bean sprouts in the refrigerator for later use in a recipe that I have yet to determine. The countertop sprouts project was a fun first attempt at hydroponics. I will definitely do it again. I have just…

Hydroponics – Day Six

Project One – Countertop Sprouts My last post showed the delicious results of harvesting half the alfalfa sprouts for sandwich fixins’ Photo below is what remains. I think it’s sandwiches again tonight for dinner! The header photo and the one below show Mung bean…

Hydroponics – Time To Eat!

Countertop Sprouts – DELICIOUS! The alfalfa sprouts were ready to eat by dinner time on Day Five of their growth. I harvested about half of them from the jar by filling it to the top and allowing the loose hulls to flow over and…

Hydroponics – Day Five

Project One – Countertop Sprouts Alrighty then! Just five days after putting three tablespoons of alfalfa seeds in a 32 0z. Mason jar with some water and I think I will harvest them this evening. I’m having constant thoughts about food – and what…

Hydroponics – Day Four

Project One – Countertop Sprouts Getting hungry for tuna salad sandwich with lots of sprouts! I read that it’s time to process (totally dry and refrigerate) alfalfa sprouts when they are about three inches long. I think mine are racing towards that goal, quickly….

Hydroponics – Day Three

Project One – Countertop Sprouts “Houston, we have sprouts!” No, I don’t live in Texas. Just using that iconic phrase about “lift off!” This morning the alfalfa spouts were, well, SPROUTS! So awesome. I know there are millions of people out there that have…

Hydroponics – Day 2

Project One – Countertop Sprouts I chose to do the first rinse before bed, so the primary soak lasted about eight hours. I hope that was long enough. Waiting until morning would have been over fifteen hours, so I made a decision. I can’t…

Hydroponics

The frogs are chorusing in our farm pond, a sound I correlate with Spring! But, it’s only March 6th, and dropping down around freezing every night. Still, I cannot shake my need to see green. Although the temperatures remain chilly and the grass dons…

Buoyancy

Ten days ago I thought my Border collie, Truman would be gone before his 12th birthday which was just a few days later.  On Thursday, he was acting normal – well, it was normal for an older guy with a few health issues.  On…

MESSAGE #9 of EIGHT MINUTES of ADVICE

This is Chapter Nine of my book-in-process, Eight Minutes of Advice. If you have not read the the Prologue and Chapter One, click here. At the bottom of that post is a link back to this page. At least once in your life immerse…