Cambridge, MA

United States

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
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I'm your friendly HOMEGROWN flock tender. Got a question? I can help!
A bit about me:
Native Texan, longtime Chicagoan, now a proud Massachusette with a mean pecan pie recipe, a penchant for screen printing, a halfway decent backyard garden, and a totally pathetic mile run.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
An endive and romaine salad with carrots and cucumbers alongside a zucchini-squash-tomato-basil tart: a dinner that would have used a little of everything from my CSA if I hadn’t forgotten the garlic. (Note to self: Remember the garlic.)
Currently reading:
Gmail; The New York Times; Cook’s Illustrated; Texas Monthly; Wired; Rolling Stone; The Country of the Pointed Firs, by Sarah Orne Jewett; The Preservation Kitchen, by Paul Virant and Kate Leahy; clam shack reviews on Yelp; instructions for mesquite smoking brisket. Mmmm, brisket.
Currently listening to:
Dirty Projectors, Tune Yards, Beirut, and Willie. Always Willie.
My latest DIY project:
Screening outdoor movies in the yard—most recently Clue, on the patio, with a rope.
How did you find
It must have been fate.
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  • Lorraine Dales

    Many Thanks.
  • Richard E Zollinger

    Thanks for the welcome Jennifer!

  • David Weyeneth

    Hi Jennifer,

    Solar panels atop Glenn Anton Building here at Yakima Valley Community College produce enough power to light up three hundred-watt light bulbs in full sun. I headed the paint crew for one building here which is graced by solar German water heating tubes giving hand-washing water to three buildings, I am told. I have equipment to measure how much air leaks out of a structure such as a house, giving ideas on improving duct integrity and air tightness to reduce heating/cooling costs.

    My daughter and I are exploring horse work. I volunteer at the Pegasus project to lead horses for physically impaired kids to ride. I enjoyed listening to Montey Roberts on communication with horses, and I am being taught some of that in classes for volunteers. I value horse work as a sustainable component in providing power for human activity.

    The ten acres of desert steppe I bought could be the site of very sustainable development. I would like to see a sweat lodge there.

    My cooking is simple. I work on learning cooking and diet to care for my diabetic body.

    Love to visit sometime. Or host people on a walkabout on Papa's Mountain.

    Thanks for your reply.

    Peace and Love,