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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

8037 Posts

Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
8037 Posts

Posted - Apr 11 2011 :  07:38:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No I don't mean that annoying neighbor. I have several of these from family, different sizes. They can be used for so many things. Glad I have them. If you have any of these what do you use them for?

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beekeepersgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1315 Posts

Luanne
Cresco PA
USA
1315 Posts

Posted - Apr 11 2011 :  10:50:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Nancy -

I have a huge one - 20 gallon maybe? It sits beside my spinning wheel with all my roving rolled up in it. I also have a little one that I put the ends, etc. from spinning in it until I find a better use for them. Plus, I have one more in my kitchen with utensils in it. I love them even if they are chipped and cracked just to decorate with!

Hugs,
Luanne

beekeepersgirl #691

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CMac
True Blue Farmgirl

1074 Posts

Connie
Ashland City TN
USA
1074 Posts

Posted - Apr 11 2011 :  11:13:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been looking for one to make pickles in!
Connie

"I have three chairs in my house: one for solitude, two for friendship, three for company."
Author: Henry David Thoreau
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batznthebelfry
True Blue Farmgirl

1257 Posts

Michele
Athol Ma
USA
1257 Posts

Posted - Apr 11 2011 :  1:34:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have one that right now has new raspberry stems in it before they go out into the orchard area....I love planting flowers in mine & having it on my front porch to look at during the nice months...in the winter I put it in the shop to protect it.....Michele'
Oh & love the funny comment about old crocks.....lol

Chickens rule!
The Old Batz Farm
Hen #2622
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embchicken
True Blue Farmgirl

1487 Posts

Elaine
Ocean NJ
USA
1487 Posts

Posted - Apr 11 2011 :  2:12:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My old crock has a big sweet basil plant in it!

~ Elaine
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi

Farmgirl sister #2882
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Okie Farm Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

1662 Posts

Mary Beth
McLoud Oklahoma
USA
1662 Posts

Posted - Apr 11 2011 :  3:50:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nancy, I have my grandmother's old crocks and am using them the same way she did - for sauerkraut!! You can see the wonderful results at http://www.oklahomapastrycloth.com/blog/?p=2107

Mary Beth

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ChickieMama
True Blue Farmgirl

303 Posts

Angela
Banks Oregon
USA
303 Posts

Posted - Apr 11 2011 :  11:25:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I plant flowers in mine...I like that planting basil idea!!

Farmgirl Sister#2808
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walkinwalkoutcattle
True Blue Farmgirl

1675 Posts

Megan
Paint Lick KY
USA
1675 Posts

Posted - Apr 12 2011 :  03:48:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My crock is still waiting to have something done with it. It's an heirloom, so I'm not sure if planting flowers in it would be acceptable.

Farmgirl #2879 :)
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gypsy goat
True Blue Farmgirl

673 Posts

mary jo
michigan
673 Posts

Posted - Apr 12 2011 :  06:08:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i don't have any really big ones,i use some for decoration and then in my kitchen i store my onions potatoes and extra fruit in them(not all in the same one). i wish i had a huge one,my aunt does and she keeps it in her living room as a catchall

farmgirl#1362 whatever you are be a good one-abe lincoln
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BarefootGoatGirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1495 Posts

Corrine
North Carolina
USA
1495 Posts

Posted - Apr 12 2011 :  09:21:30 AM  Show Profile  Send BarefootGoatGirl a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
cracked pots (not crack-pots ;-) i use for flowers and storage, good ones are saved for sourdoughs, homemade yougurt, and soaking grains.



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Amie C.
True Blue Farmgirl

2099 Posts


Finger Lakes Region NY
2099 Posts

Posted - Apr 14 2011 :  12:55:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've got two that have spouts (?) near the bottom (not working). I use one as a planter on the porch and the other to hold small bags of beans, sugar, etc. in the pantry. I've also got a really huge one that I don't have a use for. It would make a great umbrella stand...except that I don't use umbrellas and it would block my front door from opening. With a lid, it would make a great container for dog food...except that I have just one small cat. Oh, well. My in-laws used to use it as an outdoor planter, but that caused it to crack. So for now I'm protecting it from the elements in my closet and maybe someday a perfect use will turn up.
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Tammyb
True Blue Farmgirl

480 Posts

Tammy
Bluffton Ohio
USA
480 Posts

Posted - Apr 25 2011 :  5:31:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Besides kraut :) I use them for trash cans, to store my rolling pins, I have scarfs in one, cooking utensils, ect. I use them like I do canning jars .... for whatever fits :)
Tammyb

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Violets November
True Blue Farmgirl

342 Posts

Violet
Exeter California
USA
342 Posts

Posted - Apr 26 2011 :  05:40:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a very nice crock collection.

The reason we bought our first crock was to make sauerkraut.

I made five gallons of sauerkraut from cabbages we grew in our garden. And I canned all of it!

I'll have to blog my collection one of these days!

~Violet~
Farmgirl Sister #1669

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KathleenL
True Blue Farmgirl

84 Posts

Kathleen
Littleton Colorado
USA
84 Posts

Posted - May 01 2011 :  11:56:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How do you get basil to grow big, especially in a pot? I've tried several times and just get a scraggly little plant.

Thanks,

Kathy

Edited by - KathleenL on May 01 2011 11:57:13 AM
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Dirtduchess
True Blue Farmgirl

482 Posts

Patsy
Decatur TX
USA
482 Posts

Posted - May 01 2011 :  1:55:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a 20 year old crock that looks brand new. I purchased it to make German Pickles from a elderly woman that was her mother's recipe. When I was choosing my crock the sales clerk told me to buy one that was big enough to put my foot in it. That way I could make wine in the crock also. I never tried that recipe. I have used it for making pickles, puting other flower pots in it, and now it is in the pantry holding my large bag of cat food. After reading the comments above I think I will get it out and use it for beautiful purposes.


And the night shall be filled with music and the cares that infest the day

Shall fold their tents like the Arabs and as silently steal away. Longfellow
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