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Michelle Wire
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  • Doylestown, PA
  • United States
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Michelle Wire commented on Jana Franzen's blog post 'Potatos!'
"I tried the tire stack method this year. Far better for space saving reasons. Had I put it somewhere not so enticing to the deer, I would've fared much better but the tire stack was "unsightly" so I moved it to the back of the…"
Dec 5, 2013
Michelle Wire commented on Michelle Wire's group 'Tri-State Homegrown'
"Hi Guys! Welcome to the club and thanks for joining. Please feel free to post questions, suggestions and anything else your homestead loving self wants to. Right now, Im sure all of us are entering our winter cabin fever phase! Have a great way to…"
Dec 5, 2013
Corinne Mockler joined Michelle Wire's group
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Tri-State Homegrown

Looking for like minded people in the PA, DE and NJ area (New Yorkers welcome too!) to exchange knowledge, tips and local information. See More
Dec 5, 2013
Profile IconDiana Cole, chuck and Sharonda Diggs Stewart joined Michelle Wire's group
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Tri-State Homegrown

Looking for like minded people in the PA, DE and NJ area (New Yorkers welcome too!) to exchange knowledge, tips and local information. See More
Nov 22, 2013
Catherine "Faith" Wrangham-Rowe commented on Michelle Wire's blog post 'Why I Choose Simple: My Ode to Homesteading'
""Find their bliss" ... I used this term Sunday to my husband!  "This is my bliss," I said, as I sat on my back patio in the 102 degree Vegas heat sweating, soil stuck under all my fingernails, after having pulled up two…"
Sep 4, 2013
Michelle Wire replied to Evelyn Finney's discussion 'Deer eating tomatoes'
"Hi! Ive used Messina Deer Stopper, which has natural gross repellants (putrescent eggs!) and it seems to work but does have to be reapplied from time to time due to rain. At the height of my deer season, I begin to wish for exactly hat your title…"
Aug 9, 2013
Jennifer commented on Michelle Wire's blog post 'I Know Better: Lessons From Vacation'
"Love it all, especially this: "Family will do things for you that they will never want to speak of again. You owe them, be grateful for them." Applies to moving-related assistance, too. Which reminds me: Thanks again, Mom, for scrubbing…"
Jul 29, 2013
Michelle Wire commented on Michelle Wire's blog post 'In Search of a Pen Pal! Or Many!'
"Yes Tara! I have one that I am overdue to sit down and write, and I would love another! In fact, when I sit to write tomorrow night (sounds like a lovely Friday night plan, actually) I will send one out to you as well. Just message me your address:)"
Jul 18, 2013
John F. Houpt II, PhD commented on Michelle Wire's blog post 'I Know Better: Lessons From Vacation'
"Can't wait for the sequel. BTW -  I thought that WAS how tomatoes looked even when trellised???  Mine do! Besides, picking tomatoes is more fun since you're not always sure what you'll  grab hold of for your meal.…"
Jul 18, 2013
Tara Lehner commented on Michelle Wire's blog post 'In Search of a Pen Pal! Or Many!'
"Michelle, I know I am way late with this, but I just recently joined HOMEGROWN and saw your post on vacation... too funny. Still want a pen pal? I haven't written letters in years, so they will undoubtedly be poorly spelled but I think this…"
Jul 18, 2013
Tara Lehner commented on Michelle Wire's blog post 'I Know Better: Lessons From Vacation'
"Love this! So funny and true...."
Jul 18, 2013
Michelle Wire posted a blog post

I Know Better: Lessons From Vacation

I recently returned from an RV trip to Montana, which left me away from my homestead for almost a month. It's always a challenge managing this time away when it comes to my crops, and this year was no exception with the addition of my 9 chickens.  I enlisted my neighbor, who has been learning along with me about the chickens. She has three daughters who were willing to chip in as well with the food and water.  My parents, sister and friend all signed on board (or were persuaded!) to visit every…See More
Jul 18, 2013
Jennifer commented on Michelle Wire's photo
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Distlefina and Me

"A couple of pretty girls!"
Jun 21, 2013
Michelle Wire commented on Carrie Seal-Stahl's blog post 'First Eggs!!! (and more hens...)'
"Yay! Congrats! Who knew we could get so excited about eggs:)"
Jun 20, 2013
Michelle Wire posted photos
Jun 20, 2013
Michelle Wire commented on Kirsten Madaus's blog post 'How to Make Basic Kale Pizza Dough'
"Forwarding to my CSA!"
Jun 19, 2013

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama
A bit about me:
Im a writer, worker bee, part time gypsy and mama. Im old fashioned with a twist, and unapologetically me and authentic. Im a newbie homesteader, with a pioneer woman lineage.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Sausage and chicken gumbo to celebrate Fat Tuesday! And rustic bread to compliment it and cool down my mouth from the Creole flavor!
Currently reading:
Eternally rereading Letters of a Woman Homesteader, written by my Great Grandmother.
Currently listening to:
Florence + the Machine, Ray LaMontagne, Brandi Carlile, Willie Nelson
My latest DIY project:
Currently building my first chicken coop! And always shabby chic furniture.
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
Facebook
Web site I recommend:
http://www.dustandwanderlust.com

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I Know Better: Lessons From Vacation

I recently returned from an RV trip to Montana, which left me away from my homestead for almost a month. It's always a challenge managing this time away when it comes to my crops, and this year was no exception with the addition of my 9 chickens.  I enlisted my neighbor, who has been learning along with me about the chickens. She has three daughters who were willing to chip in as well with the food and water.  My parents, sister and friend all signed on board (or were persuaded!) to visit…

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Posted on July 18, 2013 at 8:58am — 3 Comments

Some Seasonal Recipes! Garlic scapes, beets and turnips!

White Bean and Garlic Scapes Dip

  • 1/3 cup sliced garlic scapes (3 to 4)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt, more to taste
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, more for drizzling.

Directions

1. In a food…

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Posted on June 12, 2013 at 5:06pm — 2 Comments

My Homesteading Adventure: Toughening Up

Its been a couple of weeks since I posted last about the chickens.  Then again, I think this post may end up being a little less about chickens then it is about the lesson I learned but you can never really tell until I'm done spilling my guts. I'm all over like that.

The chickens are growing wildly and are currently going through their second molt. I didn’t know they had a second molt; apparently I stopped reading at that chapter. So I learned that like I have so many other things:…

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Posted on June 4, 2013 at 8:09pm — 4 Comments

Twilight Gardening and Quiet Reflection

Often you’ll notice that my posts of late begin with “I remember when”. Such as when I say that I remember when I had “good” jeans without permanent mud stains on the knees. I remember when weather bothered me, I’d complain about rain or too much heat. But tonight, those things are far behind me, they don’t bother me any longer. Tonight, I’m going to start my post saying “Remember when I used to stop working at 5?”

Now at 5, I stop my corporate job and start my real one. The kids are…

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Posted on May 21, 2013 at 10:09am — 8 Comments

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At 5:41pm on February 15, 2013, Jennifer said…

Hi, Michelle. Welcome to HOMEGROWN! Jennifer here (again). I’m so glad you found us! And oh, my! What an amazing great grandmother! I hope you’ll find plenty of projects and ideas here to spur you on in your chicken keeping and otherwise, and I hope you’ll continue sharing more of your own, too, in The Stew. 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!

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