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Added by Shira Friedman on April 7, 2011 at 4:24pm — No Comments
Late spring is a terrible time for seasonal food. The pantry full of canned goods and dry goods is running low, and the littlest of seedlings are just beginning to poke out of the ground.
At this time of year I've been thinking a lot about Easter, Passover, and other springtime rites. All of those holidays…
Added by High Mowing Organic Seeds on April 7, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments
10 Cups slivered sweet onions
2 Cups apple cider vinegar
1 ¼ Cups lights brown sugar
1 Bag cranberries
8 Cups water
6 Cups white sugar
2 Tablespoons fresh grated orange peel…
This is cross-posted from my blog www.wolfandfinch.wordpress.com. I am starting a series on the various mistakes I'm making as I set up my urban homestead in Vancouver BC. Lots of fodder as I've started my seedlings!
Added by Mud Pies to Sticky Buns on April 5, 2011 at 1:25pm — No Comments
Yesterday I made Feta cheese for the first time! Why am I putting it in a gardening blog? Tomatoes! I'm learning now so I can make some in TOMATO SEASON! Goats=cheese + tomatoes= YUM!
I already learned Mozzarella last year and wanted to learn how to make Feta too as I like both these…Continue
Added by Jannine Cabossel on April 5, 2011 at 1:23am — No Comments
**cross post from my blog, Semi-Farmed Kind of Life**
This weather is testing my patience, along with a lot of other things in my life. Today it was finally a decent temperature, but in exchange for the warmth, we've had a steady downpour all day. The yard is flooded again, so the sump pump shut itself off again. Not a huge deal for a short period…Continue
-by Holly Simpson, High Mowing Organic Seeds' Sales Associate
At High Mowing Organic seeds we often get questions concerning our "Hybrid" seeds.
Hybridization is a naturally occurring process that happens all the time as plants can potentially get pollinated by…Continue
Added by Mud Pies to Sticky Buns on April 4, 2011 at 10:34am — No Comments
Oh my! What a weekend I had. We were supposed to have gone to Washington DC this weekend as I was registered to run in the Cherry Blossom 10-miler, but we have been going non-stop and decided to stay put this weekend. That gave me that chance to work on the garden some. As a result I got quite a bit done.
On Saturday I worked on weeding and tilling up some of the beds a bit. Hard work for sure. I had put down compost from my compost bin in the fall, and so the soil is very…
Added by Sharon & Greg on April 2, 2011 at 5:53pm — No Comments
“I don’t want chickens in backyards because they’re dirty, and I don’t want to be that personally acquainted with my food,” said council member Jan Robison.
In many urban and suburban communities, residents are starting to take an interest in owning chickens; backyard chicken ownership is on the upswing. People are recognizing how easy it is to care for them, the benefits of fresh eggs, free fertilizer and automatic…
I'm to busy being homegrown to blog on more than one site but if I could post it here as well I would do so gladly :)
Added by Juli on March 31, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Check out this fantastic article on NPR regarding more females croppin' up to lead the modern day farming frontier~
Growing, nurturing, providing and nourishing is such a fundamental aspect of the feminine. Go ladies!
Added by Mud Pies to Sticky Buns on March 31, 2011 at 10:42am — No Comments
I've been tending to the tomatoes, peppers and broccoli seedlings in our bedroom the past month. Yes, perhaps I was a bit eager with starting them, but I don't mind watching them grow. A little taste of spring perhaps. Spring just can't get here fast enough. Anyway, the tomatoes are really starting to get bigger so I needed to upgrade them a bit from their original peat pellets into larger pots. (Makes me think of that book A Fish Out Of Water). Anyway, I did that this evening outside…Continue