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Stocking the Larder: Locally

I wrote a series of posts on my personal blog this summer related to buying, eating and celebrating locally grown foods. Here's the second post in the series, viewpoints that might be appreciated among this group.



Farmer's Market Flowers Farmer's Market… Continue

Added by FIMBY on October 21, 2008 at 10:08pm — No Comments

Say NO to NAIS!

The National Animal ID program was originally designed to give the big beef producers help in getting export markets which required disease controls. The idea is that every single livestock animal in the United States will be identified and tagged. All livestock animal movements will be tracked, logged and reported to the government. The benefit is to the big factory farms who probably do need this type of regulation. They get to do single ID’s for large groups of animals. Small farmers, pet… Continue

Added by Carrie Seal-Stahl on October 19, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Garden Soil Microbes Good For You!

New study published at Psychology Today finds that soil-borne microbes boost the immune system and aid in psychological wellness! Click the link below to read the article!

http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/pto-20080917-000006.html

Added by Carrie Seal-Stahl on October 18, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Tucking the Garden Away for the Winter...

So it's that time...



The time to pull up my annuals and tuck everything away. The vegetable garden has all been pulled up and turned for the season (save the 2 Brussels Sprouts still producing) and I'm just about done with the last weeding of the herb garden. Brian's raking leaves right now that I'm going to use to mulch up my perennial herbs. I'm going to *attempt* to keep my rosemary over-winter by super-insulating it from snow. It's listed as a perennial for zones 8-11 only, but… Continue

Added by Carrie Seal-Stahl on October 17, 2008 at 6:24pm — 1 Comment

Final Herb Harvest 2008

I finally got motivated and finished harvesting the herbs for this year. There is a cold front on it's way, so I got out there this morning and got everything ready for storage for the winter. I am hoping my periennial herbs will make it safely through the winter and cut them back accordingly. My haul included: Genovese Basil, Italian Parsley, Chives, Garden Sage, Rosemary, Thyme



I froze the parsley and hung the rest to dry. Woody stemmed herbs like dill and rosemary should be… Continue

Added by Carrie Seal-Stahl on October 14, 2008 at 11:40am — No Comments

Fly Gals

This past Friday, October 3rd, we added two new biddies to our flock. They're a breed of chicken called Ameraucana, better known as a type of Easter Egg Chickens since the eggs they lay will be shades of blue and green. We've named them (quite appropriately, I thought) "Easter" & "Bunny".

For right now Easter & Bunny have their own little crate, set up next to the larger chicken tractor, so that our flock can get used to them and vice versa. This is a common practice designed to… Continue

Added by Carrie Cox on October 6, 2008 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Here I go... Blogging about stuff... oh what to write?

well.. kinda! it all went down like this...



Friday: I got into work early and scooted out early for waves down in RI. I forgot my camera but I got good waves at a choice spot with just a handful folks out. Hinty was down there for a day trip so we got to surf together in Rhody!



Saturday afternoon: I headed up to NH for an overnite at the Plourdes place. I had heard that the waves were chest high and clean but when I got there it was… Continue

Added by johna on August 20, 2008 at 3:31pm — No Comments

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