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Kathryn Robles
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  • Portland, OR
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Kathryn Robles commented on Kathryn Robles's blog post '21 Reasons Why I Love My Broom'
"That's so cool.  That's definitely going on my to do list."
Jul 2, 2013
Sue Gee commented on Kathryn Robles's blog post '21 Reasons Why I Love My Broom'
"I used to grow the broom corn and make a few brooms as a demo for a local festival.  It takes a bit of hand strength, which I no longer have.  One of the Foxfire books had information on making brooms and there are classes offered once and…"
Jul 2, 2013
Kathryn Robles commented on Kathryn Robles's blog post '21 Reasons Why I Love My Broom'
"Oh really?  Awesome!"
Jul 2, 2013
Sue Gee commented on Kathryn Robles's blog post '21 Reasons Why I Love My Broom'
"You can also make your own brooms fairly easily.   "
Jun 30, 2013
Kathryn Robles commented on Kathryn Robles's blog post '21 Reasons Why I Love My Broom'
"Ah, so true!  "
Jun 27, 2013
Jennifer commented on Kathryn Robles's blog post '21 Reasons Why I Love My Broom'
"And, if you're like me, it won't let you sweep the entire hallway before realizing your vacuum bag needs emptying and you've been shooting debris behind you instead of sucking them up. Love this. Thanks for sharing!"
Jun 27, 2013
Kathryn Robles posted a blog post

21 Reasons Why I Love My Broom

photo credit: sxc.hu/scajmonI can sweep hay out of the car without having to find an extension cordSweeping after bedtime won’t wake up the kidsIt doesn’t scare my dogThe cats don’t give me evil glares when it’s time to cleanIt’s cheap to replaceThere’s only one piece (the dustpan) to get lost or brokenIt can go effortlessly from floor to ceiling with no switching attachmentsIt’s portable and can sweep the…See More
Jun 27, 2013
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Meet Your Neighbors: Kathryn

"Go right ahead, my mother came up with that, she said if geese are a gaggle then girls are a giggle, and it's true in my house.  Let's see, dinner...  We are having fish.  We like fish.  I think it's cod fillets…"
May 16, 2013
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Meet Your Neighbors: Kathryn

"Yup, we have a giggle of three girls, 5, 4, and 18 months.  They love it.  They come running when I want to plant seeds, they love playing with chicks every spring and my 4 year old loves carrying around the baby goats.  They…"
May 16, 2013
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Meet Your Neighbors: Kathryn

"One key chicken lesson?  That's a hard one.  I guess maybe not letting your kind hearted husband name the birds.  It makes it difficult once they turn into mean old hens.  I guess that goes hand in hand with the NW Edible…"
May 16, 2013
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Meet Your Neighbors: Kathryn

"Right now I have lettuce, chard, kale, peas, potatoes, strawberries, herbs, and it looks like the green beans and squash just popped through.  I plant a lot and hope something grows, probably not the best strategy ever."
May 16, 2013
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Meet Your Neighbors: Kathryn

"Good morning!  Well we had a few super warm days and I took down all the storm windows and then the rains came back and it got chilly.  So today is cloudy and drizzly, but that's okay, it waters the garden for me."
May 16, 2013
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May 10, 2013
Kathryn Robles replied to Calamity Jane's discussion 'Thanks for a Great Winter!' in the group Perma-Curious
"Yes thank you so much!  I've already learned a lot and I'm still trying to work my way through the book (veeeeery slowly and reading back through all the discussions I missed. Happy spring!"
May 10, 2013
Kathryn Robles commented on Kathryn Robles's blog post 'Why I Free Range My Chickens'
"Thanks!  Yes, we certainly have a lot of interplay between all the plants and critters on our little farm.  They don't always go how I expect but that's part of what I like about living this life."
May 9, 2013
Jennifer commented on Kathryn Robles's blog post 'Why I Free Range My Chickens'
"I have to say, I love the idea of interspecies collaboration, even if it was in the less-than-ideal pursuit of knocking down your veggie fence! Thanks so much, Kathryn, for sharing this post—so comprehensive. I'll add a link to it from…"
May 9, 2013

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama
A bit about me:
I am a mom to 3 children, 8 hens, 2 goats, 2 cats, and a dog who loves music and reading and is trying to cure a black thumb by making a "farm in my backyard" as my children like to call it.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Well those cabbage rolls I made Sunday were pretty good. Tonight's dinner wasn't that great...although it was a homegrown chicken...
Currently reading:
A bunch of stuff
Currently listening to:
The hum of my computer and my cat purring.
My latest DIY project:
Rat-proof compost bin. Is there such a thing?
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
a blog mentioned the permaculture study group
Web site I recommend:
http://freeinglife.wordpress.com

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21 Reasons Why I Love My Broom

21 Reasons Why I Love My Broom

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Posted on June 27, 2013 at 3:00am — 6 Comments

Why I Free Range My Chickens

One of my favorite part of keeping hens is watching them through out the day as they do their chicken thing.  They are so fun to watch as they scratch around, chase bugs and wander through the yard.

I love seeing their social dynamics, who hangs with who, which chicken is always left behind,…

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Posted on May 9, 2013 at 11:44am — 2 Comments

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At 12:46pm on November 1, 2012, Jennifer said…

Hi, Kathryn. Welcome to HOMEGROWN! My name is Jennifer, and I'm the flock tender here (site updater and tweaker, feeder and waterer of content). I’m so glad you found us—and from Denmark! That’s awesome! I’m glad, too, that you found the Perma-Curious group. Seems like that's going to be a fantastic endeavor. And, finally, I’m super curious about your cabbage rolls. Would you be willing to share your recipe? If so, you can do so by posting to our member blog, The Stew, or by joining the Recipe Sharing group. Elsewhere on HOMEGROWN, you can always find the latest additions to the site at the top of the homepage, and if you’ve ever got questions, please don't hesitate to leave a comment on my profile page or shoot me a message. I hope you feel right at home!

At 9:08am on November 2, 2012, Jennifer said…

Ah! Thanks for letting me know about the sign-up issue! I'll look into it. And actually, Portland sounds just as cool as Denmark! If you do tweak the cabbage roll recipe and end up with something you're game for sharing, will you give me a yell? Cabbage is one of those foods that, in theory, I have a complicated relationship with, in that I always think I don't like it. But every time I eat it, I love it. Unless we're talking plain boiled cabbage, alone, on a plate. Then it's still my nemesis.

At 10:49am on November 5, 2012, Jennifer said…

I lived in a Polish neighborhood for a couple of years in Chicago and was able to get sausage and cabbage rolls at the bakery around the corner from my apartment. So delicious.

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