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Chicken Run

It is official. I am smarter than a chicken.

Henny, our scrawny white leghorn, has been escaping from the chicken run for the last few weeks. It was annoying, especially after we closed all of the obvious escape routes, but not that big a deal. After all, chickens just want to be with the flock, so, after a few moments of running around and shouting “Free at last!” she would wander back to the coop and dig through the garden bed next door, waiting for the gate to open for her…

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Added by Charlyn on December 15, 2014 at 12:34am — No Comments

Go Green; Literally! Funky Upcycling and Recycling Ideas for Your Plant Pots

A trip to the nursery is possibly the most calming and refreshing experience. Walking around, choosing your plants and just being in the presence of nature’s bounty does some amazing things for your emotional health. I know I can hardly wait for my annual trip to the nursery!

 There is one downside, however. Plants are sold in plastic pots. When we come home we plant them in our gardens. What happens to all the plastic pots? Most recyclers do not accept planters as a recyclable as…

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Added by Anne Staley on December 12, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Sound Bites: Night Lights

In the spirit of our big sibling, Farm Aid, we’re pleased to introduce a new column celebrating that classic duo of music and food. Sound Bites, by HOMEGROWN member Toni Tiemann, surveys what up-and-coming bands are cooking, eating, and drooling over. Got a group to recommend? Shoot Toni a note!…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on November 25, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Sound Bites: Liz Enthusiasm of Freezepop

In the spirit of our big sibling, Farm Aid, we’re pleased to introduce a new column celebrating that classic duo of music and food. Sound Bites, by HOMEGROWN member Toni Tiemann, surveys what up-and-coming bands are cooking, eating, and drooling over. Got a group to recommend? Shoot Toni a note!…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on November 24, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Problem with The Kitchn’s 'How to Talk About Food Without Sounding Like a Snob'

Earlier this week, The Kitchn posted an article titled, "How to Talk About Food Without Sounding Like a Snob." The piece collected and shared thoughts and advice from various food writers on how people can talk about food without getting all high and mighty. The post provided a ton of valid tidbits, mostly about taste and ingredients, but it seemed no one recognized the power of conversation—that…

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Added by Toni Tiemann on November 19, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Piekido Master - Making Wild Blackberry Pie

Music by Kelly Latimore

Recipe below

Making the crust

2 and half cups of flour

  for a gluten free pie crust, make it half oat and half spelt flour

One teaspoon of salt

   1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

stick and half of butter

one and one quarter stick cut into chunks, one quarter of stick to butter pie pan

 save a bit for…

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Added by Bruce Weaver on November 17, 2014 at 5:22pm — 1 Comment

Chicken Hug

            Our chicken coop is perfect-sized for two chickens. It is five feet by four feet, A framed, sized to perch on garden beds in the winter and under the laurel tree in the summer. However, we often have more than two chickens, because we like to keep the eggs coming, but cannot kill an old hen. We put them out to pasture. This is a problem; the coop that holds two ladies peacefully creates mayhem when there are four, still working out turf battles. For years, we fought with chicken…

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Added by Charlyn on November 16, 2014 at 8:46pm — 1 Comment

There's So Much Going On...

Originally shared at Back to the Basics:

I don't often share "random" posts here at Back to the Basics.  Sometimes, ya just gotta SHARE!



This month I have found myself scrambling to…

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Added by Marianne Smith on November 16, 2014 at 8:31am — No Comments

Making Apple Cider 2014

Making Apple Cider with a homemade press.
What's the difference between Apple Juice and Apple Cider?
Fresh cider is raw apple juice that has not undergone a filtration process to remove coarse particles of pulp or sediment .... Apple juice is juice that has been filtered to remove solids and pasteurized so that it will stay fresh longer.

Added by Bruce Weaver on November 11, 2014 at 3:24pm — 1 Comment

Sound Bites: Anjimile

In the spirit of our big sibling, Farm Aid, we’re pleased to introduce a new column celebrating that classic duo of music and food. Sound Bites, by HOMEGROWN member Toni Tiemann, surveys what up-and-coming bands are cooking, eating, and drooling over. Got a group to recommend? Shoot Toni a note!…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on November 6, 2014 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Sound Bites: Pale Hands

In the spirit of our big sibling, Farm Aid, we’re pleased to introduce a new column celebrating that classic duo of music and food. Sound Bites, by HOMEGROWN member Toni Tiemann, surveys what up-and-coming bands are cooking, eating, and drooling over. Got a group to recommend? Shoot Toni a note!…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on November 5, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Making use of the last of the Blackberries and Yellow Raspberries along with using some Hazelnuts.

Making use of the last of the Blackberries and Yellow Raspberries along with using some Hazelnuts.

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Added by Bruce Weaver on November 3, 2014 at 5:37pm — 1 Comment

Sound Bites: Oh, Malô

In the spirit of our big sibling, Farm Aid, we’re pleased to introduce a new column celebrating that classic duo of music and food. Sound Bites, by HOMEGROWN member Toni Tiemann, surveys what up-and-coming bands are cooking, eating, and drooling over. Got a group to recommend? Shoot Toni a note!…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on October 29, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Sound Bites: Tom Freeman of Covey

In the spirit of our big sibling, Farm Aid, we’re pleased to introduce a new column celebrating that classic duo, music and food. Sound Bites, by HOMEGROWN member Toni Tiemannsurveys what up-and-coming bands are cooking, eating, and drooling over. Got a group to recommend? Shoot Toni a note!…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on October 27, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Autumn

In the Willamette Valley, warm dry October afternoons are deeply unsettling. Natives are especially nervous, eying the blue skies like there is something fundamentally wrong with golden sunshine. And then, one day, the clouds roll in, smelling of the sea. Deep grey, they drop the sky down to a more human scale, and then, more come. And more. Soon, they bump up against the Cascades and flow back over the valley. One afternoon, the rains begin. In my north-facing classroom, we look up.…

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Added by Charlyn on October 26, 2014 at 8:28pm — No Comments

Drying Aronia Berry

Last of the Aronia Berry. Using a food dryer to store some more superfood!

Added by Bruce Weaver on October 16, 2014 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Orange or Lemon Peel cleaner

Hi all,

Jennifer mentioned she may like to see the method for my orange peel (lemon peel) cleaner.

http://www.veeseasyvegan.com/mushroom-bourguignon-orange-peel-cleaner-friday-round-up/:

It is great to be here. I blog at www.veeseasyvegan.com from sunny NSW, Australia. Drop in and say hello!

Added by Vicki Bright on October 14, 2014 at 3:08pm — 1 Comment

Happy Harvest Time, Fresh Eggs, a successful CSA

Hello all, been a crazy summer for me.  My "part-time" job became almost full time as we lost people over the summer, but that is food service!!  Anyway its harvest time and I have a few things to report.

I did my first CSA this year.  I was VERY happy with it.  I purchased a half share.  This week Saturday is my last pick-up we started a week late because of our late spring and have gone ito October.  The half share was perfect for two people.  We lost very little.  In the…

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Added by Joe Klinkhoff on October 9, 2014 at 7:10am — No Comments

Whats it mean to be a locavore?

Whats it mean to be a locavore?

Added by Bruce Weaver on October 1, 2014 at 1:31am — No Comments

Goats Will Be Kids.

http://homegrown.org/blog/

Added by Dyan Redick on September 30, 2014 at 8:48am — No Comments

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