**cross posted from my blog, Semi-Farmed Kind of Life**
Today was the day I laid the last of the seedlings to rest in the compost pile, returning them to earth. I'm a little sad I was unsuccessful this year, but at least they are returning to the earth where they can rest and prepare to nourish next year's garden as compost.…
After some discussion, we cut down the two crepe myrtles in our front flower beds. They didn't do anything for us, except look nekked half of the year and shed petals onto the cars the other half of the year. A little bit at a time, we are going to replace our non-edible landscaping with something that we can put into our tummies!
In the place of one of the trees, we planted a "tri-apple." Three varieties of apples gafted onto a single trunk. We have a Dorsett Golden…Continue
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I have entered the "green awards" contest from Green Giant. The winner in each of 4 categories will
win $25,000, and runner ups will get $2,500 to go towards the project described in the entry.
I entered with the North Country Sustainability Center. Please visit http://www.thegreenawards.com/Default.aspx?v=180 vote for me. You can vote every day until March…
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Last spring I got some chicks that were supposed to be good for setting but so far there have been no signs of trying to set so I decided to set some eggs in an incubator.
I didn't go out and spend dollars on an incubator but made one out of boxes that I had done years ago and had good success with it. Here are the items and steps I used to build one.
Items used to build the incubator
2 cardboard boxes
My partner just proposed to me (yay!!) and now I've begun to enter the beginnings of the planning stage. I was hoping some of you had stories from your own weddings and how you made them "homegrown". Did you make your own decorations? Did you cater your own reception (this isn't something I'm particularly keen on but if you did it successfully, let me know!)? How did you keep it earth-friendly? If you have any links to sites or recommended reading, I'd really appreciate…Continue
The other morning I was looking in the freezer to take something out for supper and I found a bag of frozen turnip greens I had put up last fall that had gotten lost. I decided to make something for lunch with it. Here is what I threw together.
1 cup turnip greens
1/3 cup chopped onion
2 crushed garlic cloves
1/3 cup sunflower seeds…Continue
Spring is already bursting with life at our house, two weeks before the official start of the season. We're being blessed with an early start to a plentiful crop of vegetables. The lettuce and broccoli seeds are happily germinating in abundance, less than a week after being planted in little indoor containers.…
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Alright folks! We had 41 contest entries to win the book “I Garden: Urban Style” by Michael Nolan and Reggie Solomon via Scissorsanddrumsticks.com and our blog-spot on HOMEGROWN.org…Continue
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After leaving a job that required a moderate amount of international travel, I've spent the last three years becoming more "domesticated". One of my first forays into domestication focused on finally…Continue
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The thought on everyone’s mind these days at High Mowing is spring, spring, spring! …Continue
This morning it was brought to my attention that portions of an article I wrote in 2008 have been used by the Dervaes family unattributed ever since that time. I did some research and learned that it was even bigger than I had been told.
Please read the entire blog post with detailed info on my website here.
Warmer weather arrived for a brief visit over the weekend. Warm enough to drag the plastic laundry baskets of thousands of left over garlic that didn't make it into the garlic field this past fall, out to the front porch for a breath of fresh air and a sorting out.
With the baskets full sitting in the room just of the kitchen and constantly smelling garlic 24/7 makes it difficult not to *think garlic*, want to eat garlic, cook with garlic, etc. Garlic is a tricky…Continue
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About a month ago I noticed my dishwasher was not cleaning my dishes very well and I thought do I need to get another one? Didn't take me long to say no I don't! So I've been washing dishes by hand and loving it. I get to look out my kitchen window and watch the birds and just enjoy the beauty of outside. I've been using my dishwasher as a drainer…
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