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HOMEGROWN.org commented on Nicole Karr's blog post 'Hops Harvest and Hornets'
"Thanks for sharing these amazing hops with us! Consider submitting it in the First-Ever End-of-Season HOMEGROWN Fair.  All you have to do is edit the title to include “HOMEGROWN Fair Submission”.  Prizes awarded to…"
Oct 27, 2011
Nicole Karr replied to Caroline Malcolm's discussion 'Yellow Feet' in the group Backyard Chickens
"http://www.ca.uky.edu/smallflocks/Factsheets/Evaluating_egg_laying_hens.pdf   According to this, they use the pigment to color their yolks when they begin to lay eggs."
Sep 26, 2011
Nicole Karr replied to Caroline Malcolm's discussion 'Yellow Feet' in the group Backyard Chickens
"These look like pullets? They supposedly lose some yellow color when they start to lay eggs, I believe. I've noticed a huge variation in leg color in my flock, form white to yellow and black."
Sep 26, 2011
Nicole Karr commented on Nicole Karr's blog post 'Hops Harvest and Hornets'
"Yes! My husband brews beer and my brother is also an accomplished brewer ( http://beerblog.jaimevetter.com/ ). Hops are his babies but they seem fairly easy, next spring run some strong string for them to climb. Ours grow up the sunny side…"
Aug 22, 2011
Cornelia commented on Nicole Karr's blog post 'Hops Harvest and Hornets'
"Ooooh your hops are beautiful! I totally failed with my crop this year. I didn't get them into the ground early enough, and then I didn't provide enough of a climbing structure for them. Looking forward to trying again next year. Thanks…"
Aug 22, 2011
Nicole Karr posted a blog post

Hops Harvest and Hornets, HOMEGROWN Fair submission

The great hops harvest of 2011 is underway. I’ve been a bit neglectful of the garden this summer, but the hops vines have flourished. Some judicious pruning and mulching and tying of support lines took place early in the season, and then, just stand back and watch these babies do their thing. Predicted harvest is five pounds! This is the fourth year for some of the vines and we have 5 varieties planted: Willamette, Nugget, Cascade, Centennial, and Brewer's Gold.      I used to be frightened of…See More
Aug 18, 2011
Nicole Karr commented on lexirain2001's blog post 'Heaven Outside My Door'
"3rd photo is something in the mint family I think, although it doesn't smell pretty when you crush it, does it- are the stems square? Last photo looks to be garlic and those greens are great cooked up. Mystery plant ID is fun!"
Apr 29, 2011
Nicole Karr commented on Farm Frederick's blog post 'Rooster Kung Fu'
"Hilarious. I needed something funny to read. I've got 3 roosters to 17 hens currently, it will be culling time soon. Don't enjoy that idea, but rehome-ing roos is tough to do. Thanks for the dominance trick, EM, good idea. Some can get…"
Apr 27, 2011
Nicole Karr commented on Nicole Karr's blog post 'Fermented Slaw'
"Hey Cornelia, Nice to hear from you again. Per the recipe, you "leave the jars in the kitchen for a few days to launch the fermentation process; then move the jar to a cool place (such as the cellar)." It says it can be eaten after ten…"
Mar 28, 2011
Cornelia commented on Nicole Karr's blog post 'Fermented Slaw'
"Looks fantastic - and terrific resources - thank you! How long can one safely store the slaw (and what's the best method for storing)?"
Mar 28, 2011
Nicole Karr posted a blog post

Fermented Slaw

We made some last year and we’re greedily looking forward to this batch of lacto-fermented “cole slaw”. The recipe comes from the book Preserving Food without…See More
Mar 27, 2011
Nicole Karr commented on Jaccqueline Suzelis's blog post 'Are Your Eggs Fresh? Here are some easy tests...'
"I concur, peeling fresh hard boiled eggs is no fun! I enjoyed reading this and love having chickens and fresh eggs. We've got 17 hens. Need to go check for eggs again today, thanks for the reminder."
Mar 22, 2011
Nicole Karr commented on Pete and Izzy's Mom's group 'Backyard Chickens'
"Hi there. This is my third year raising meat birds and our fourth with layers. We now have 52 peeps, 2 roosters, and 13 adult laying hens. I love to stand around watching them. see more of my flock here…"
Jun 18, 2010
Nicole Karr joined Pete and Izzy's Mom's group
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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
Jun 18, 2010
Nicole Karr commented on Farm Frederick's blog post 'Nola Farm Journal - So Allergic to Outside!'
"I think homeopathic P.I. is Rhus tox. Is that what you're referring to? I didn't know you could take it as a preventative measure. Good luck with the farm venture."
Apr 28, 2010
Nicole Karr posted photos
Apr 14, 2010

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama
A bit about me:
Gardening, raising chickens, daydreaming about dairy goats...
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
sweet potatoes and a goose egg sandwich for breakfast, then cream of sunchoke & broccoli soup...
Currently reading:
books on backyard poultry, growing a business, getting organized
Currently listening to:
baby snoring....
My latest DIY project:
crocheting my first blanket
Web site I recommend:
http://whenareyoustartingablog.blogspot.com/

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Hops Harvest and Hornets, HOMEGROWN Fair submission

The great hops harvest of 2011 is underway. I’ve been a bit neglectful of the garden this summer, but the hops vines have flourished. Some judicious pruning and mulching and tying of support lines took place early in the season, and then, just stand back and watch these babies do their thing. Predicted harvest is five pounds! This is the fourth year for some of the vines and we have 5 varieties planted: Willamette, Nugget, Cascade, Centennial, and Brewer's Gold. 

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Posted on August 18, 2011 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Fermented Slaw

We made some last year and we’re greedily looking forward to this batch of lacto-fermented “cole slaw”. The recipe comes from the book Preserving Food… Continue

Posted on March 27, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

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At 2:37pm on April 22, 2010, Cornelia said…
Hi Nicole - welcome to HOMEGROWN.org! You've got a wonderful blog! Please consider cross-posting your content here as a member blog (as described here).
Enjoy the site and I look forward to hearing more about your lovely homegrown life!
 
 
 

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