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Bees Please.
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I'm looking to attract more bees to my tiny tiny backyard... any specific bee-friendly flower suggestions?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kali Mar 28, 2011.

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All you home brewers!I am interested in gifting a home beer brewing kit but I'm wondering if there is a preferred/recommended product out there.  What's your favorite for a beginner?  It doesn't have…Continue

Tags: gifts, Christmas, Beer, Brewing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cornelia Dec 6, 2010.

Farmer's Markets and Squashes

So after wasting the last fifteen minutes watching Mutton Bustin clips on youtube (HILARIOUS!  can't believe I missed out as a kid) I am about to head off for my first winter farmer's market.  I…Continue

Started Nov 20, 2010

Indoor winters
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In expectation of being driven inside by the cold new england winter... does anyone have suggestions for mini indoor crops? Something easy that will happily grow and produce near a window? I'd love…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rae Jan 17, 2011.


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Ellen Peavey replied to Kali's discussion 'Bedding' in the group Backyard Chickens
"Hi Kali      I used straw and shredded paper more straw it works for me and the hens. It is good in the nesting boxes, and easy to clean out the coop with a pitch fork. I have 9 hens and 1 rooster in the coop, in the chicken…"
Oct 30, 2012
Carol Hansen replied to Kali's discussion 'Bedding' in the group Backyard Chickens
"Kali, The bedding I just love are stable wood pellets, they are compact in the bag then you add water and let dry they expand about 600%. I then out this down in the bottom of my coop with food grade Diatomaceous Earth. Between the two my floor…"
Oct 20, 2012
Ray Glover replied to Kali's discussion 'Bedding' in the group Backyard Chickens
"Some ornamental shubs might have toxins in the leaves that could harm chickens, but any leaves that get raked up from trees in the yard, or gathered from the woods would be fine. "
Oct 9, 2012
Kali replied to Kali's discussion 'Bedding' in the group Backyard Chickens
"Thanks for the info!  And so you're telling me I can also use a dry leaf mixture as well?  Anything in particular to avoid? "
Oct 9, 2012
rachel whetzel replied to Kali's discussion 'Bedding' in the group Backyard Chickens
"Congratulations on your chickens!! Hay or shavings are up to you!! I use hay, because I can get it for free, and I like the way it breaks down in the compost pile. I used shavings for a while too, and they work as well, but they don't break…"
Oct 8, 2012
Ray Glover replied to Kali's discussion 'Bedding' in the group Backyard Chickens
"The two most important things about bedding and floor covering is clean and dry. My girls aren't at all picky beyond that. I use whatever is available at the time I need it. They like hay because they can scratch and peck seeds…"
Oct 8, 2012
Kali added a discussion to the group Backyard Chickens


I fiiinally got chickens!  Three beautiful ladies.  My question is about bedding.  I bought shavings right off the bat because I read that was a fine lining for the coop, but now I'm wondering if I should be using hay instead?  Or maybe at least for the laying boxes??  It sounds like they might prefer it when roosting:)See More
Oct 8, 2012
Kali added a discussion to the group Homemade Cosmetics

Favroite Emulsifier

Hey All,I was wondering about emulsifier opinions.  I currently make two creams for my herbal business: one a rich, luxurious EVOO based cream and the other a lighter lotion for the face.  I've had great success with both for the most part, but every now and then my lotion wants to seperate after a few weeks.  I know that the higher water percentages in lotion can add difficulty to any emulsion, but I keep wondering if there is a more foolproof technique.  My cream uses beeswax and borax and is…See More
Oct 8, 2012
Kali commented on Andrew's group 'I Could Ferment That!'
"I have my second batch of mead going right now... it's in its secondary fermentation stage.  I funneled it into some wine bottles and after a lot of debate... stuck some of those suction one-way type wine cork replacers in…"
Oct 8, 2012
Kali joined Andrew's group

I Could Ferment That!

For those who when strolling through the garden or farmers market continually think "I could ferment that! (in to beer, wine, cheese, pickles, kraut,...)
Oct 4, 2012
Kali joined Torry's group

Homemade Cosmetics

Sharing information on making your own lotions, balms, oils, etc.See More
Oct 4, 2012
Kali joined Pete and Izzy's Mom's group

Backyard Chickens

A place to discuss and share the joy and trials of chicken raising! Share your chicken knowledge, photos, coop plans, ask questions, anything chicken related!See More
Oct 4, 2012
Melissa replied to Kali's discussion 'The Best... Ever...' in the group BREAD!
"A great recipe is the key!   Here's one I use and it's no fail!  You cannot mess this up I promise!    1 teaspoon white sugar 1 1/2 cups warm water 1 tablespoon active dry yeast 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon salt 2…"
Apr 19, 2011
817CeCe replied to Kali's discussion 'The Best... Ever...' in the group BREAD!
"I spoke with a man yesterday about his pizza dough, and he says you need to make it a couple of days ahead, and keep it in the fridge. He says it tastes better, and has a much better consistency. I do like Melody's suggestion of adding the…"
Apr 1, 2011
Aliza Ess replied to Kali's discussion 'The Best... Ever...' in the group BREAD!
"King Arthur Flour (http://www.kingarthurflour.com/) has the best bread recipes!"
Mar 29, 2011
Kali added a discussion to the group BREAD!

The Best... Ever...

Pizza dough!Who has a recipe?  I've been trying to make more homemade pizza lately and even though it always come out pretty tasty, it's so far been due to the cheese and marinara.  The crusts definitely leave something to be desired.  So does anyone know the secrets to delicious stretchy crunchy pizza crusts??See More
Mar 28, 2011

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Cube Farmer, Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
A bit about me:
A relative newcomer to the homegrown state of existence, I am finding myself more and more drawn to ... roots of all sorts. I aspire to slow down and enjoy life more.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
I have been big into roasting vegetables with this current fall weather. Lots of indian spices on top, a little blending with half of them, and voila, an amazing healthy veggie stew of sorts. With plain yogurt, love it.
Currently reading:
Birds Without Wings
Currently listening to:
Le Flow
My latest DIY project:
Tons of shaker boxes and coasters.

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It's here! Soup Bowl Sunday!!!!

I was lurking around here trying to find a soup thread somewhere, but it seems that the recipes have yet to pour in!

So without further ado, I will leave mine for the week.

It's nothing I'm too proud of -definitely a recipe from one of those cookbooks that you feel like a cheater to use- but I must say the times I've made it it's quite a lovely dish. The flavors are very delicate and feel a little sophisticated, but not so different that they scare away the meat and potato…


Posted on November 28, 2010 at 10:33pm — 1 Comment

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At 2:55pm on November 23, 2010, Cornelia said…
Hi Kali! You had mentioned a Sunday soup club a while back. Could you tell us a bit more about this idea? Chime in on Christine's (amaaaazing) onion soup post in the member blogs. Thanks!

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