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Meredith
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  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • United States
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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama, Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker, Fill in the Blank
Fill in the blank:
Urban homestead work in progress
A bit about me:
I thrive in a lively brady bunch household with 5 kids, one dog, 6 chickens and 8 soon-to hatch ducklings (warmed by a broody mother hen) We have a big chaotic but beautiful and bountiful garden, fruit trees, clothesline and food dehydrator. We have enjoyed a monthly-ish "farm supper" where neighbors and friends bring dishes to share. We dream of selling homemade plum sauce and chocolate chip cookies on the street corners and overall reveling in the fact that our kids eat roasted carrot tops and crunchy kale. We hope to house bees next spring, just as the ducklings start to lay their eggs!
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Sourdough pizza with homemade pizza dough, roasted tomatoes, carmelized onions, pesto, potatoes and salad. All from garden.
Currently reading:
Finnikan of the Rock;Wendell Berry; Idiots Guide to Beekeeping
Currently listening to:
tween music blasted by my 11 year old day and night....ugh
My latest DIY project:
Hatching ducklings by a broody chicken....success to be announced
Web site I recommend:
http://transitionsc.org

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Farm Supper

As we have delved further in to creating our own urban homestead, we started "Farm Suppers" this summer. The task was simple (we are in California, after all). Everyone coming brings a dish to share that they grew, raised, gleaned, caught, foraged, fermented, preserved, baked from scratch or picked. Homemade music and poetry and floral boquets are also allowed. We have no photo documentation for the first farm supper, but I can assure you it was wonderful. Local caught and smoked salmon (Mark… Continue

Posted on August 20, 2010 at 1:23am — 3 Comments

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At 8:31am on April 22, 2011, Rebecca Tando said…

Good Morning Meredith,

I'm so glad to hear your chickens are not dying off, but seem to have returned to full health!  What a relief!

Thanks for the "add"!  I've been sort of reading down your comments list, and you are interested in so many of the same things I am.  Cheesemaking?  High on my list of things to learn!  Goat milk soap?  Same!  Sewing: I was just telling my son yesterday that I didn't want to buy the paper napkins at HEB, but wanted to stitch some up, myself, washable ones!  He was astonished.  (lol)

So, I'm glad you added me... I will read through more later.  Now, time for coffee!  Then it's off to milk.  (A whole five minute deal.)

Rebecca

Ruby Lane Farm

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