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Grow your own Mushroom Oyster Mushroom kitBack To The Roots – Oyster Mushroom Farm

  • One Certified Organic Oyster Mushroom Kit: Grow at Home Mushroom Farm by Back to the Roots
  • Three simple steps: open box, mist with water, harvest the crop
  • First crop in as little as 10 days; grows multiple crops
  • Fun for kids, families, foodies & chefs; makes a great gift!
  • Kit contains agricultural, plant-based organic waste products, oyster mushroom spawn (seed), and spray mister

Grow your own Shiitake mushroom farm home mushroom kit9-10″ Shiitake Mushroom Log

  • For Holiday Shipping Use the Scheduled Delivery Option. Logs are living organisms and can’t stay closed in the box.
  • Grows Shiitake Mushrooms every 2 months for years in room light or garden shade. Fully guaranteed.
  • A great gift for mushroom lovers, gardeners, gourmets and cooks!
  • Add the Shiitake Sampler Cookbook, with 51 delicious recipes
  • Your purchase supports Mushrooms in Ghana, our project to promote mushroom cultivation as a means of alleviating poverty in West Africa. Thanks!

Morel Mushroom kit grow morel mushrooms at homeMorel Habitat Kit – Backyard Morel Mushroom Growing Kit

  • Grow Morel Mushrooms in your yard. Start any time your soil is workable – Spring, Summer, Fall and even Winter (in areas with a mild climate).
  • Create an earth friendly, sustainable, organic, outdoor Morel Mushroom garden & grow morels in your backyard.
  • We provide Guaranteed* to produce spawn (seed), of our unique morel strains which will allow you to grow pounds of morels.
  • Customers have found morels in their Habitats 25 years after they were established!
  • Complete instructions for your Morel Habitat are included. Use spawn immediately or store for up to six months.

Chicken of the Woods Mushroom Kit Grow Chicken on the woods at homeChicken Of The Woods Mushroom Log Kit

Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus conerificola) grows on softwoods including hemlocks, Douglas Fir, true firs, and spruce. Stumps, rather than cut logs, are the recommended candidate for inoculation; logs can be used and buried vertically in sand, sawdust or gravel after incubation. Producing a multi-layered, shelf-like mushroom (sometimes called wood conks), Chicken of the Woods has an easily distinguished orange mycelium. Given the right conditions, mushrooms will form in 6 – 12 months; the stump will begin to decompose, and mushrooms will fruit for several years thereafter. Note: We give you enough spores (plug spawn) to impregnate a 6-12″ long log 2-4″ in diameter. you can do smaller logs if you want. Wood Log is not included.

Portabella Mushroom kit grow portabella Mushrooms at homeSeasonal Giant Heirloom Portabella Mushroom Growing Kit

  • Mushroom kit 12″L x 10″W x 9″H
  • The Portabella mushroom is one of the tastiest mushrooms ever grown. .
  • Portabella mushrooms are thick and “meaty”.
  • Best Temperature for Growing: 63 – 68
  • Keep out of direct sunlight. AVAILABLE OCT – APRIL ONLY

 

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Granite ware 8 pc canning set

If you have been wanting to try canning, but always talk yourself out of it, this is the year to try! It can be a daunting task, but getting this set of 8 canning essentials will help.

Everything needed to get started

Includes: 21.5-quart Canner, 5-piece Tool Set, Jar Rack

Canner constructed of carbon steel

Safe to use on gas and electric stovetops

Made in USA

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How to Index Indexing

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Worldwide Indexing How to Index

 

Many of you may not know me but I’m Matt the hubby to A Thrifty Mom. I’m the silent one on our site. One thing that many who know me will tell you is that I love to search my family tree. When I was younger I always wanted to know where I came from. For years we thought our last name, Barrand was German. We knew my mom’s side was Irish also because her name is Lyons. I used to fill out those paper family pedigree forms for Boy Scout merit badges and could only fill up one sheet to the great grand parents. And that didn’t satisfy my search to know where I came from. I think the drive that I had stemmed from not having any close family. Both my grandparents disowned my parents either due to religion or due to my parents not having money to send to their parents to “support” their laziness. I didn’t have uncles or aunts or cousins to talk to or play with. I never got to go to grandma’s house to play. I only had my parents and my brothers and sister.

 

Barrand family Avoudrey France

The Barrand Cousinade (reunion) in 2013 in France

When the internet first came around I used to type in our last name over and over to see if there was any correlation to other people. Well since the late 80’s and early 90’s things have changed big time. Now in my family tree I have over 70,000 names in my family. I know the Barrand family were some of the original families in Fort Wayne Indiana and that they originally came from an area in eastern France called Franche-Comte and the town of Avoudrey. Where we have them dated back to the mid 1400’s.  A couple years ago I even got to go to the “Barrand Cousinade” which is like a family reunion for all the Barrand cousins, mainly all from eastern France. My wife and I were the first Barrand’s from the USA to attend. It was so much fun to be with and stay in the area that you know your ancestors all came from!

Barrand family

A document of a land deed from the Barrand family from 1712!!!! Yes from before our constitution! I took careful pictures of all of the documents while in France, about 1200 photos laid out on a table and categorized photo was taken.

How to Index / What is Indexing

How did I get all of those names in my tree now? Well it was by the hard work of volunteers, originally at libraries and organizations who would take a picture of an old document like a church baptism record then typed the text on to a paper to have it entered later into a computer so that search engines could scan it and suggest it to others looking for those terms. Recently this same process has gotten so much easier and there are more and more names that “pop up” in search results every day now. It’s Amazing! But it is still done by volunteers like me and you. Right now Family Search.org/WorldsRecords is doing a world wide event for indexing family names. We are trying to get 72,000 people to index at least on set of records during a 72 hour period. Now this doesn’t mean you have to index for 72 hours non-stop, although it is very addicting. It just means that you spend about 20 or 30 minutes indexing one batch of records. That’s it!

Family Search Indexing

All you do is install the free software, register your info, and it assigns you a batch, or a group of similar records, to transpose from the image to the blank areas in text form. That way Google, MSN, Yahoo and all the search engines can now “see” what the record says so that people searching for the relatives can find it. I have had friends say that they have even randomly been assigned their own relatives to transpose or “index”. Wow what a special moment they had!

How to Index FamilSearch Indexing

If you have ever done any genealogical work searching on websites like FamilySearch.org or Ancestry.com or other genealogy sites and you just know that your relative is out there some where but nothing is coming up? Then you know the emptiness you feel when nothing shows in the search results.  Somewhere out there is a record of your relative that is waiting to be searched by Google or other search engines. But the only way it is going to get online is by someone manually typing that name into the internet! That could be you that enters your fourth great grandmother, or your third cousin in the indexing form. Or you could be helping someone else find their missing link in their family tree that opens a entire new world to their lonely life like what I had before I started my huge family tree that I now have.

So have some fun, try it out, if only for 20 minutes and just try one indexing batch with us this weekend!

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Volunteers?have made over one billion historic records searchable online since FamilySearch introduced online indexing in 2008. The demand for indexed records continues to grow as millions of historical records worldwide are added every year. To join 72,000 teammates in saving the World’s records, visit?https://familysearch.org/worldsrecords.

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medical id for Iphones, keep yourself safe, save your life, be prepared, be safe, be prepared

Recently I saw an article a facebook friend had shared that I couldn’t believe I didn’t know about. I want to get the word out in case you are in the dark like I was. Here is the original article.

This is a great app that I really had just kept in a folder out of view and hadn’t given much thought to, not realizing how great it really is.

The Health app is a free app that is already on newer Apple devices. While it has a pedometer and health meters that are great, its real hero is the medical info you can save. This would be handy if you were in an accident or need to get to a hospital but are unable to communicate. It has a spot for your name, emergency contact info, allergies, meds you are taking, important info that could save you from a potential reaction.

medical id for Iphones, save your life, be safe, be prepared

All you have to do is open the “health” app. In the bottom right corner is “medical ID”. Click on it to get to the screen above and begin saving your information. If you select “show when locked” than there is no need to know your security code to access the information. On the lock screen, select “emergency” down in the bottom corner. It will then take you to the next screen where you can select “medical ID”.

medical id for Iphones, keep yourself safe, save your life, be safe, be prepared

medical id for Iphones, save your life, be prepared

So easy, and already included on your device. It is potentially a life saver and definitely a piece of mind provider. I immediately did it to my daughter’s phone. I love the extra security of knowing that if she isn’t with me she would still have the vital info in an emergency situation.

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