I'd never tried a black radish before, in fact, I thought it was a beet upon first glance at the farmers market.…
Since grassroots organization Slow Food was founded 21 years ago, “slow food” has been coined as a term that describes good food that is sourced with consideration and carefully prepared with respect for the ingredients and the final product. As food production has become increasingly industrialized and fast food has become the norm, more and more people are beginning to worry about the effects that may…Continue
We have new bunnies being born and more on the way through Easter. The kits (baby bunnies) that were born last week are show rabbits. Madison is an avid 4-H’er and loves showing the rabbits she has raised. Many of these same rabbits will be sold to other folks, interested in high quality show rabbits. I can say that with confidence, since Madison and Carol have a pretty good track record. Many (if not most) of the rabbits they sell to others for show, end up in the…Continue
Added by Garden for the Environment on January 20, 2011 at 5:43pm — No Comments
Cross-post from my blog, domestic efforts:
Since my last post about veggie stock, I've perfected my technique quite a bit. Although I never make it quite the same way twice, I do follow a few consistent…
I've been making my own kefir since 2003, downing nearly a quart a day. I've also been sharing it on Boston freecycle, since the starter or "grains" grow as I make it. However recently Bfc has discovered that kefir produces alcohol, in minute quantities, but still, measurable. So they won't let me post the offer anymore. Craig'slist won't accept open containers of food. I can of course eat the grains, they're rubbery but full of life. I'd rather share them.
I can give…Continue
I have three amaryllis bulbs that I started in potting soil last October. Two of the bulbs have bloomed beautifully, but the third -- well, I don't know what it's trying to do. I think it's a dud.
But as for the two bulbs that performed as expected, I'm now wondering how I'm supposed to care for…Continue
Anyone have any spare fiberoptic cables (bundles of strands--about 6 mm)?
also could use some copper sheeting, 2 square feet
and trace minerals (molybdenum, chromium, manganese, etc., in minute quantities)
Food Warriors Summer…Continue
Added by Cara Rosaen on January 17, 2011 at 9:49pm — No Comments
Our Tiny House will sit on the unofficially named Tiny Lane. There we will raise Tiny Goats and this year, have a Tiny Farm.
Unlike last year, we simply aren't ready to have multiple…
Added by el vigilante on January 17, 2011 at 7:08am — No Comments
Sometime ago, in late summer, we brought in a new bull - a proven bull. It seems our little bull (Sampson), was first declared a young bull, by a neighbor... then a dud, by us. Which means we skipped a year of calving... we were calf-less in 2010. Now that we are over half way through Jan., we are starting to count the days before our calving season is slated to begin, this year. We are counting down the 9 months from the day we first exposed our "lady cows" to the rent-a-bull that…Continue
Added by Coyote Ridge Farms on January 16, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
(Pisum arvense) — About a year and a half ago, I received an email from a reader asking me about…Continue
Added by Simona on January 15, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments
I make luscious sheep's milk castille soap using the milk from my own flock of Icelandic sheep. And right now, I'm giving some away.
I make all of my soap in small batches, and pour it into molds that hold about 6 lbs. of soap at a time. Sometimes after filling the molds, I have a little bit of soap left over. That…
Added by Nancy Chase on January 15, 2011 at 3:12pm — No Comments
After your first or second year playing around in your garden/balcony, window planters, etc. it's easy to get an itchy green thumb! Once you've gardening for several seasons, you're more able to notice what grows well where in your area, better understand the micro-climate you provide your plants, your sun/shade setting, etc.
If you're at that point, it might be time to truly dive in to this homestead adventure that many of us are…Continue
Added by Arika on January 15, 2011 at 12:11am — No Comments
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Speedy Delivery just dropped-off a package from the Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture. It was the prize from their fall photo contest. It seems we won 3rd place for the below photo of one of our Royal Palm heritage turkeys. Isn't he beautiful?
The prize was a very nice baseball style cap from our friends at Minnesota Grown. Below is the hat we won from the MN Dept. of Agriculture