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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama, Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
A bit about me:
I am a city girl who enjoys reading, playing outside, spending time with friends, kitties, crafting and knitting, canning, baking, growing things, being active, and loving.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
homemade bread and chili!
Currently reading:
The Backyard Homestead
Currently listening to:
Cat Stevens
My latest DIY project:
building raised-bed frames for my garden
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On Ravioli and Emergency Preparedness

Sitting here, eating local, seasonal corn and carrots which I froze this summer, a frozen fruit smoothie, and delicious local ravioli from Mama Mucci's in Canton. I'm thinking about the epic snow storm that will be soon descending upon Southeast Michigan. Thinking about emergency preparation (oh crap, we have no bottled water or spare battieries...) is encouraging my mind to drift to something a little more fun, which is my planting plan for this…


Posted on February 2, 2011 at 10:51pm — 3 Comments

Planting Plan- Make your garden more successful in 2011!

After your first or second year playing around in your garden/balcony, window planters, etc. it's easy to get an itchy green thumb! Once you've gardening for several seasons, you're more able to notice what grows well where in your area, better understand the micro-climate you provide your plants, your sun/shade setting, etc.

If you're at that point, it might be time to truly dive in to this homestead adventure that many of us are…


Posted on January 15, 2011 at 12:11am

Homestead goals for 2010!

Today I am inspired to reflect on how I am doing so far on my 2010 goals

(thanks Kathie @ Two Frog Home)!

  1. Finding a source for local meat/animal products Achieved! Meat and eggs from Karl…

Posted on March 4, 2010 at 4:46pm — 2 Comments

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