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  • Ypsilanti, MI
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Arika commented on Arika's blog post 'On Ravioli and Emergency Preparedness'
"@ Shellie- thanks for the support! :)   @ Cornelia- thanks for reading! Glad it was helpful."
Feb 4, 2011
Cornelia commented on Arika's blog post 'On Ravioli and Emergency Preparedness'
"This is a helpful thought process to see -thanks so much!"
Feb 3, 2011
Shellie A. Gades commented on Arika's blog post 'On Ravioli and Emergency Preparedness'
"Sounds like you're on the right track - keep at it! good job!"
Feb 3, 2011
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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…See More
Feb 2, 2011
Arika replied to Torry's discussion '2011 Seed Swap' in the group Resurrect the Barter!
"I'd like to join the Seed Swap! I'm in zone 6 in lower Michigan! I have a variety of home-saved flower seeds as well as some peppers, watermelon, and some seeds of change seeds as well.   I'm looking specifically for onion seeds,…"
Jan 23, 2011
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Resurrect the Barter!

Linking people together to trade farm goods. Variety is good!See More
Jan 23, 2011
Arika posted a blog post

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 on. I've found that it is not only satisfying to sum up some of…See More
Jan 15, 2011
Rachel Hoff commented on Arika's blog post 'Homestead goals for 2010!'
"What a great list!"
Mar 5, 2010
Randy Hughes commented on Arika's blog post 'Homestead goals for 2010!'
"We have a swifer style mop, and bought like the 18 pack of white cotton washcloths from wally world they are cheap,washable, and work great on the old swifer we have...wet or dry...we use them a lot in place of paper towels, make great shop type as…"
Mar 4, 2010
Arika posted a blog post

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)!Finding a source for local meat/animal products Achieved! Meat and eggs from Karl BaerContinuing to focus on eating seasonally and the methods that enable me to do that, like freezing, preserving, storing, and drying food. Official hard-core start date: AprilCut down shopping at chain grocery stores, such as Kroger, Whole Foods, etc. In ProgressMy overall…See More
Mar 4, 2010
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Mar 4, 2010

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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
Web site I recommend:
http://akigrace.blogspot.com

Arika's Blog

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…

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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…

Continue

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…
Continue

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

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