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      Great idea for a thread Mossy. I just started a batch of Kombucha about a week ago. It has been my alternative to beer for the past year, but it is expensive so I decided to try and make it myself. Hopefully I don't turn into Mr. Hyde!

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      Be well everyone
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      Sam, I've been making Kombucha for the past several months. That is saving me more $ than giving up cheap wine did, esp b/c I'm not the only one who drinks it. Our current favorite flavor is grapefruit/lemon/ginger. What's yours?


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      I like the ginger, I used to brew my beer too, so this is another replacement! See you're 2 year anniversary is quickly approaching.
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      Thanks for noticing, Sam .
      I helped my son brew beer once - Kombucha is a whole lot easier!


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      Wow- NS - it is very close!
      Congratulations!!!

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      NS - so proud of you. Two years!! Can you and Sam share a recipe or two? I would be very interested.

      Cowboy - one more question for you if you don't mind. I used to collect rainwater at my house to water my flowers. I cut into the gutter and attached a rain barrel. It was great. However, I was never comfortable using that water on my veggies. I now grow all of my food in containers since I live in an apartment, but last summer, I noticed that one of my containers (cucumbers) was getting dripped on by roof run-off. I freaked and wouldn't eat them. Am I being paranoid? I moved that container further from the building and hopefully won't have to worry about it this year. I want to conserve water, so I am open to all suggestions. My outside water (hose) is probably as disgusting as my inside water so that has to go. Do I just put open containers out to collect the rain? Are there any other ways I can grow in containers and still not use more than my fair share of water? I must sound like such a newbie, but I am!! Container gardening is all new to me. Thanks in advance.
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      Moss, we water everything, inside and out, even the garden with rainwater. We collect it from the eaves troughs (gutters) on both asphalt shingles and tin roofs without any problems. If you are concerned about debris etc, strain the water through an old nylon, one of the best water filters around! If you are forced to use municipal tap water, put it in an open container such as ice cream pail and let sit for 24 hours. The chlorine and fluoride will evaporate off leaving chemical free water... Hope this helps...

      EDIT: It is not recommended to use water runoff from the "tar and gravel" roofs, most commonly used on flat roof buildings..
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      Thanks, Cowboy. This definitely helps.

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      Today I started to do some research on de cluttering my closet. I found this idea about making a wardrobe capsule. (sorry guys - boring girl talk).
      Basically it is choosing a limited number of items, 30 ish, and only using those items for 3 months. Then on to the next season and another 30 items.
      Anything not used can be sold, gifted, donated etc.
      Good start to de-cluttering.

      Once I have de-cluttered a bit more, I know I will feel calmer.

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      I also enjoy posts from this site.
      www.zenhabits.net

      He has a wonderful section on simple living. It is more then just stuff...

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