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Susan Albert
I'm a full-time writer who enjoys gardening, fiber arts, family, and living in the country.
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No, after the Lake Union relaunch, it became available only in Kindle. Sorry.
Toggle Commented 4 hours ago on A Wilder Rose Ebook at Lifescapes
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Ive added that to the list of corrections for the mass market edition, Chris--thanks. Unfortunately, they wont make changes in the ebook edition (costs too much). So it is what it is.
Toggle Commented May 20, 2015 on In bloom this week: Spirea at Lifescapes
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I was looking around the Internet and found lots of different things people put on those skirts--fun! I still wish I had one. :)
Toggle Commented May 19, 2015 on In bloom this week: Spirea at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email I think the secret to freezing squash is to slice them, flash-freeze on a cookie sheet, then bag them. I always cook them when theyre still frozen. I steam them in the microwave for just a couple of minutes.
Toggle Commented May 16, 2015 on In bloom this week: Spirea at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Bobbi, sorry to contradict you, but I am definitely too old for a poodle skirtexcept maybe in my dreams. J
Toggle Commented May 16, 2015 on In bloom this week: Spirea at Lifescapes
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It was a nuisance in my garden this year too, Sandy. I pulled it by the bucketful for the chickens.
Toggle Commented May 12, 2015 on Native Herbs: Henbit at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email The good times, yes, Sherry. Interesting that your mom and my dad had the same instincts about casseroles. Dad liked food that he recognized as separate items on his plate. Wonder what Michael Pollan would say about that.
Toggle Commented May 12, 2015 on Feeding a Family in the 1950s at Lifescapes
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Ah, yes, the nutritious cheese food! I read not long ago that people in the U.S. use more Velveeta than real cheese!
Toggle Commented May 12, 2015 on Feeding a Family in the 1950s at Lifescapes
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Thanks, Amy--Ive bookmarked that site and will spend some time with it. Fun!
Toggle Commented May 12, 2015 on Feeding a Family in the 1950s at Lifescapes
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Havent seen that book yet, Susan. Thanks for the suggestion. Domesticity is a loaded word, at least for me. But I do feel extraordinarily privileged for being able to work (for pay) where I live--for me, the best of both worlds.
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2015 on Milkweed and Monarchs at Lifescapes
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Margaret, I agree. I'd have to be really hungry before I'd dig them up. But with all that pretty, tasty is a bit much to ask, don't you think?
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Oh, yes, and theres always something to play with! When I retire from writing (Bill keeps prodding me) I want to do more paper. Yours is an inspiration.
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2015 on Native Herbs: Henbit at Lifescapes
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Must be a good year for Lamium all around, Gin. Nice to hear from you. Are you doing much paper these days?
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2015 on Native Herbs: Henbit at Lifescapes
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Thanks for the reassurance, curvywitch. Maybe what I suffer from is postpartum blues (when I finish a book). Hope you're feeling better & can get started on the garden next week. Love rainbow chard!
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2015 on In bloom this week: Guild Iris at Lifescapes
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Linda, I grow veggies in raised beds, 4'x12'. I dig two deep (12") trenches down the length of the bed, about a foot in from each side. As I dig, I pull the dirt up on either side and down the middle. You can see this here: http://www.modernvictorygarden.com/potatoestrenchingmethod.htm BUT: I plant down the length of my bed, instead of across the width. I plant the seed potatoes in the trenches, 12-15" apart. As the tops grow, I pull the dirt up around the stems. I add a fertilizer for root crops a couple of times during their growth. I've been planting earlier and earlier, because our springs are warming. I planted some right after Christmas, others in Jan, 2nd and 4th weeks.
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2015 on In bloom this week: Guild Iris at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Rainy weekends do cut down on gardening time! Will I see you in April at M/B?
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2015 on In bloom this week: Guild Iris at Lifescapes
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Oh, absolutely, Margaret! Laura's manuscript speaks volumes. I'm very glad to have it--just wish we could have it without the distracting encumbrances.
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2015 on Pioneer Girl: An Artlessly Gritty Tale at Lifescapes
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Thanks, Sherry--ROSE was a labor (a long one!) of love and an intense personal investment. For me, there will never be another book like it.
Toggle Commented Mar 21, 2015 on The Loveliest Thing in the Woods Today at Lifescapes
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But even as a biography for adults (and with some editing by Rose), it wasn't publishable, Chris. It was read & rejected by several publishers, and turned down by an agent (George Bye) who refused to represent it. You're right, though: the details in this manuscript do give us more insight into the real life of the Ingalls family.
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2015 on Launch Day: A WILDER ROSE at Lifescapes
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Thanks, Marilyn!
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2015 on Launch Day: A WILDER ROSE at Lifescapes
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Spinach chips are easier, seems to me. Smaller size, maybe. A little more tender? And so quick to make! Ive been watching your weather up there, and holding my breath that it doesnt slip south!
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2015 on BITTERSWEET Giveaway this week at Lifescapes
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Wow! Amazing photos, and a gripping story (furnace smoking). Sometimes I'm really glad to live in TX. (Other times not so much.)
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2015 on Agarita Announces Spring at Lifescapes
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Kunstler's book is good, Curvywitch. I have it on my resource list for AN EXTRAORDINARY YEAR. The whole list is here: http://www.susanalbert.com/resources.shtml Some really, really GOOD (if scary) books.
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2015 on Agarita Announces Spring at Lifescapes
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Oh, it's so, so sad, Linda. Our lake has been dry for over 3 years, and the creek too. We have 8 large cypress trees--I'm afraid we'll lost as least 2 of them this year. And the worst is yet to come, climate scientists say.
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2015 on Agarita Announces Spring at Lifescapes
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These are creamy white when they first bloom, Zach--they fade to yellowish as they mature and then to brown. Here's another: http://www.saws.org/conservation/outdoor/plants/PlantDrill.cfm?Plant_id=58&Plant_G_ID=2
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2015 on Prairie Sumac: In Bloom This Week at Lifescapes
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