**cross-posted from my blog, Semi-Farmed Kind of Life**
Ohio sometimes gifts us with the most bizarre of weather. This past weekend was no exception, with a blissful beginning on Saturday with sunshine and high temps, followed by Sunday's perpetual misting and yesterday's downpours. It's as if Mother Nature is crying, like the whole of earth is suffering from some lingering Seasonal Affective Disorder or Depression…Continue
Added by lexirain2001 on April 26, 2011 at 8:09pm — No Comments
I've been hanging out with our chickens a lot more these past couple weeks and I've noticed a number of things that both delight and concern me. The roosters don't get along with each other. If that weren't bad enough, I believe each of them want me dead. I've never had a pet who wanted to kill before. I've also never had a pet that, if time's got tough, I could legally eat before. Try explaining that to a rooster though. Roosters don't care about reason... they're not trying to understand…Continue
There's a newish movement in Jewish (Kosher) cuisine: getting back to the roots. I don't mean Eastern Europe, but trends in Kashrut point to a rise in consumer interest in healthy, organic, sustainable products. If you keep kosher, and you haven't noticed, most of the foods you'll find in the kosher…Continue
Added by Monica Gebell on April 25, 2011 at 2:26pm — No Comments
Are you using last year’s seeds (or even older) and aren’t sure if they’re still viable? Try this germination test at home to see if they’re worth planting, or if you should be buying new seeds this year.
Ok so the hot tub lost it's romance plus broke down this winter and we weren't about to put any more money into it so, we thought we would give it away and placed an advertisement on kijiji. Well what a fiasco that turned out to be! With all the crazy questions and comments (even though I had no idea what was wrong with the thing and I posted pictures showing what was broken) we were beginning to wonder if we would have to fork over more cash to have the thing moved. We even had one fellow…Continue
Added by Nancy Deno on April 24, 2011 at 9:19am — No Comments
Who doesn't love a good slaw?
Beautiful purple cabbages and red apples combine to make a bright dish during dreary winter days.
Added by Cara Rosaen on April 23, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
Happy Earth Day! How are you celebrating? I'm having some friends over for a mostly-local dinner. Just returned from a trip to Union Square greenmarket to pick up some last-minute ingredients.
Here's what's on the menu:…
Happy Earth Day Everyone!
If you really stop and think about it, all the ways that we interact with our food (growing, raising, packaging, distributing, cooking, consuming, composting, digesting, landfilling, and more) have a huge collective impact on our planet. Over the decades since the first Earth Day…
Added by Cara Rosaen on April 22, 2011 at 11:54am — No Comments
So, first: I got 2 family recipes from my grandparents in-law this last weekend! I'm SO excited! jEspecially since my step-mother-in-law said I couldn't get a family recipe till I was in the family for 15 years (I've been with my hubby for 5 and no one likes my step-mother-in-law, hehehe)
Second: it looks like we have two different varieties of Americaunas! A red brown and a silver.
Third: We have SO many hot peppers and tomatoes coming in that we'll have them…Continue
That's right, four little ducklings. And you are correct, that is a White Orpington chicken that's raising them!
A month or so ago, one of our White Orpington chickens got a little broody, which means she didn't want to get off her eggs. So we decided we might as well make use of it and get some fertilized duck eggs.
Four hatched successfully yesterday! In the morning when we fed the chickens one of the eggs had hatched, and by the time I…Continue
**cross-posted from my blog, Semi-Farmed Kind of Life**
Well folks, here are the new additions to our little happy corner of earth. I'm posting multiple pictures not only because I am incredibly proud to have them in my humble homestead, but to also go off on a brief political tangent. I don't do this too often, so I hope you'll forgive me. (At least I'm in good company~ my pal…Continue
Added by lexirain2001 on April 21, 2011 at 11:53am — No Comments
International Women’s Day just flew by! A global day to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. What better way to commemorate this occasion than to share some words from the amazing women farmers that I’ve had the privilege to meet and work with?…
Added by Cara Rosaen on April 21, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
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Added by Caroline Malcolm on April 20, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Alright, it's just wishful thinking that raspberries are in season here in Michigan. Even though they aren't really in season at the moment, by freezing summer treats like raspberries, you can enjoy them year round!
A few years back, our local TV station did a 2 minute, human interest piece on us, regarding Easter and the giving of animals to children as Easter gifts.
The news gal's name, who did the piece, was Kaylin Karsin, of KSAX-TV. This particular piece was the first of two stories - the second was on 4-H. You get to see many of the critters on the farm. The interview featured Carol... with a few seconds of Madison, feeding a baby lamb. Madison was…Continue
Added by Coyote Ridge Farms on April 20, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
**cross posted from my blog, Semi-Farmed Kind of Life**
The last few weeks here, like the weather, have been dreary, stormy and tumultuous. Although there is plenty to be excited and hopeful about in terms of our home, yard and garden, the part of my life that helps me pay for these dreams of dirt and chickens has been a bit wacky. I'm trying to remain fairly zen about the whole experience and to practice…Continue
Added by lexirain2001 on April 20, 2011 at 10:24am — No Comments