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I don't know Don't know (DK, DKed)

"Don't know the trade." A Street expression used whenever one party lacks knowledge of a trade or receives conflicting instructions from the other party.
 about my favorite My Favorite is an independent synthpop band from Long Island, New York. They released two CDs: Love at Absolute Zero and Happiest Days of Our Lives. My Favorite broke up on September 14, 2005, when singer Andrea Vaughn left the band.  book, but I can tell you about the book I seem to use most often since I am constantly grabbing it off the shelf to look up something. Being raised in the city and a career in the military did little to prepare me for life beyond the sidewalks (Although I am about to perform military tactics on a ground hog pest.), so I needed a good reference. I have many books: one shelf for homesteading, one for gardening and one for recipes. But one book has loads of info on all three, that is Carla Emery's Encyclopedia of Country Living.

I have not gotten much use out of the sections on animals because I have not gotten around to that yet, but I am wearing out the chapters on plants, grasses, vegetables, herbs and food preservation food preservation, methods of preparing food so that it can be stored for future use. Because most foods remain edible for only a brief period of time, people since the earliest ages have experimented with methods for successful food preservation. . It may not have all the details I would like on some things, but it is good for dealing with a new plant. She covers soil, planting, thinning, harvesting, preservation and preparations. In other words Adv. 1. in other words - otherwise stated; "in other words, we are broke"
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, a brief how-to from seed pocket to dinner table with a lot of great country recipes.

In following some of her guidelines for a green manure green manure

Crop grown and plowed under for its beneficial effects to the soil and subsequent crops, though during its growth it may be grazed. These crops are usually annuals, either grasses or legumes.
 crop, I tilled an area I want for more garden beds and planted buckwheat buckwheat, common name for certain members of the Polygonaceae, a family of herbs and shrubs found chiefly in north temperate areas and having a characteristic pungent juice containing oxalic acid. Species native to the United States are most common in the West.  there with the intention of plowing it under too enrich the bed for next spring's crop, but she has some recipes for buckwheat cakes and breads that looked like I might enjoy, so I am seriously thinking of letting it go to seed and harvest the buckwheat. I can grind it in my VitaMix. If the crop fails it can still be green manure and the seed is cheap, so it seems it may be worth a try. Some recipes were not to my liking, but tastes change and maybe in a few years I might like dandelions. The book is full of ideas about using what is growing around you as well as what to plant.--George S. Campbell, 162 Hartway Rd., Walkersville, WV 26447
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Author:Campbell, George S.
Publication:Countryside & Small Stock Journal
Date:Nov 1, 2003
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