Celebrate the culture of agriculture & share skills (Growing! Cooking! Eating!)

Shellie A. Gades
  • Female
  • Evansville, MN
  • United States
Share on Facebook MySpace

Shellie A. Gades's Friends

  • Adrian Raiche
  • Cindy
  • Nancy Chadbourn
  • June Whitley
  • Tina Norenberg
  • Patrick Beal
  • From Scratch Club
  • Vincent L Whitley
  • Carol J. Alexander
  • Jason Stroh
  • Christene Graham
  • kristin clapper
  • Douglas A Yates
  • judy metty
  • Rebecca Tando

Shellie A. Gades's Groups

Shellie A. Gades's Discussions

quilt from T-shirts
1 Reply

Can anyone direct me to good easy instructions for repurposing T-shirts into a usable quilt? Please?ShellieContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by HOMEGROWN.org Jan 31, 2012.

Question for south-facing brick box
2 Replies

I have a brick window-type box on the south side of my house. I am wondering what fruit/veggie or other would tolerate that concentrated heat. I am in growing zone 4 (west central Minnesota). Your…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shellie A. Gades Mar 14, 2011.


Shellie A. Gades's Page

Profile Information

What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama, Fill in the Blank
Fill in the blank:
Definitely like getting dirt under my nails. Working toward being 100% homegrown.
A bit about me:
Life is good. I come from a long line of gardeners and food preservers. Thank God for them. I am still learning about some of the things they used to keep for food. l I love being able to garden, can, dehydrate and freeze bounties. I am working toward being more self-sufficient. One day I'm leaving the commute to the workplace rat race and will settle in to my corner of the world.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
I cook at home most all the time. It's all good!
Currently reading:
The Bible... I read a lot and this changes frequently.
Currently listening to:
Oldies, public radio, some country, depends on my mood.
My latest DIY project:
Goals for 2016: Learn to use my pressure canner. Continuing from 2014 goals. I now have a small coop that houses 9 ladies and 1 handsome rooster. I have recently gotten 35+ baby chicks and they are fun. Need to work on new bigger coop for the newcomers. Still working on expanding and making better the garden. First year of BTE gardening. Looking forward to next year with it.

Goals for 2014: Making butter. Making yogurt. Making apple cider vinegar. building a chicken coop and rabbit hutches and getting animals in them.

Course there's always the trusty "notebook" to consult if I run out of thoughts. Always wanting to learn something. My ultimate goal is finding and creating my own version of the "Shire."
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
emm... i think it was facebook... homegrown.org is so much more satisfying.
Web site I recommend:

Shellie A. Gades's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall (9 comments)

At 8:55pm on March 9, 2011, Douglas A Yates said…


I found this site thru Mother Earth News, very interesting. How long have you been a member?

At 11:54am on March 16, 2011, Kristie Nackord said…

Hi Shellie,


I love, love, love echinacea! How exciting you will be growing her in your own garden this year. Growing herbs from seed is truly rewarding and empowering. Good for you!


This beauty needs cold-stratification. Follow what the "Mother" does (mother nature). Put her seeds down in fall and allow them to be brrrr chilly all winter and warm up with the spring. If it is still rather cold in your area, sow the seeds now. If you want to sow indoors, check out this link for a little helpful hint. You will need to 'mock' the outdoor cold process.


Happy gardening to you~




At 11:55am on March 16, 2011, Kristie Nackord said…
oh, and please post pictures of your process if you want. I love this sort of thing! ~Kristie
At 12:56pm on March 16, 2011, Kristie Nackord said…

Hi Shellie,

You know, I've never done a forced cold stratification myself, but I say TRUST your instincts and your own Knowing. This is how we learn! You can't go wrong. Truly. And, you can always post a question here and ask our fellow homegrown peeps!



At 11:07pm on March 27, 2011, Douglas A Yates said…

Could have used this site a few years ago also. A lot of good stuff.  

P.S. I don't smell spring yet!

At 11:37am on April 20, 2011, kristin clapper said…
Thank you Shellie!! I looooove making them, and being creative!
At 1:38pm on April 22, 2011, Jason Stroh said…

Hey thanks homegirl ! I have already told a few friends about it and they have signed up as well ! So excited to be here !


At 8:14am on April 23, 2011, Flour Sack Mama said…
Thanks for the encouragement, Shellie.  My grandparents are definitely an inspiration for my writing, and for wanting to learn things I saw in practice as a small child.
At 11:28pm on July 30, 2013, Adrian Raiche said…

Shellie,  I just joined the Bread discussion group and saw your question about biscuits from a couple years ago.  New member - late to the party.  

After a couple of years of irregular results, a glutinous epiphany led me to tackle biscuits again a few months ago. Now I consistently get fluffy tall whole-wheat blend creations that draw my wife and daughter downstairs on weekend mornings.

That's the key with biscuits: manage the gluten development.  Let me know if this is old news or if you're still chasing this.

You need to be a member of HOMEGROWN to add comments!




HOMEGROWN.org created this Ning Network.



Join us on:


  • Add Videos
  • View All


  • Add Photos
  • View All

© 2023   Created by HOMEGROWN.org.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Community Philosphy Blog and Library