Here it is year number two of successfully making mango chutney, well that is if I can follow the recipe and stir the chutney every ten minutes for the next three hours. It is 4:00 p.m. which means the chutney won't be finished until at least 8:00, three hours to simmer and then canning time. I started this project at 1:30 and love every minute of it but really wish the mangos had ripened in a week as planned to be able to…Continue
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I can't think of a better way to celebrate the first day of summer than by making a batch of ice cream. The raspberry canes in the garden are completely doubled over with the weight of this year's crop. Already filling their own corner…Continue
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[Originally posted on my blog briciole as English-style Coulommiers (a.k.a. English farmhouse cheese)]
I am not sure why I had never tried to make this fresh cheese before, but I am certainly glad that the availability of fresh goat…Continue
Hi everyone! I'm getting excited to celebrate the start of the summer solstice tonight. Anyone else have special plans?
Above is a photo of my friend Katie Red at our solstice celebration last year. We actually ended up celebrating at the very end of the solstice instead of the…Continue
Added by Aliza Ess on June 20, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Want to save some money and take your subscriptions with you? When subscribing to periodicals or purchasing books, go with the digital version of your subscription.
I have updated the majority of my magizine subscriptions this way. I've, stopped those which were not in digital format, after asking the publisher to digitally publish their periodical and moved over to reading artilces using their on line websites. I also purchase my hard books in digital format as well when…Continue
Added by John F. Houpt II, PhD on June 18, 2011 at 9:28am — No Comments
(Hey, come visit me sometime at eatatdixiebelles)
Having some down-time in the last week since my operation, I've been thinking about big issues (trying not to, but you know my brain doesn't listen to me!), and…Continue
Added by dixiebelle on June 16, 2011 at 11:36pm — No Comments
If you've eaten a lettuce salad, some fruit or even nuts today, chances are you have a bee to thank. Even if you don't eat honey, that delectable byproduct of the bee's busy work, you wouldn't be dining well at all…
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For those of you new to my posts, my friend Cheryl and I have started a community garden and urban farm in Baltimore City. This link will take you to the early March section of the blog that shows us meeting with the…Continue
So, picking back up where I left off...regarding our premature turkey hatch and 3 'hens' setting on 8+ eggs-
Let me just say my wife is awesome. For so many reasons, but specifically, in this instance, for buying my plan.
We're going to pull the chicken hen off and isolate her with the poult and remaining 7 eggs.
To provide a little image, our setup is part Sanford & Son, part clever given our stamp-sized lot. We built a 4x10 permanent coop with…Continue
Added by Mike Guzo on June 10, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Here's the newest posting, where I have a picture of my new garden cart!
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Shenanigans never cease and I made an effort to record some of the more memorable. And, well, I've missed out on more than I can count. Since I last posted, we've added a son, some rabbits, a few more chickens, and at least one new turkey...
Our original flock- the old '3 Wise Hens' are getting up there. We lost one of them, Colonel Grey (silver-laced wyandotte), to a raccoon last fall; Red (red sex-link), hatched from one of our surrogate mom Australorps, dropped out this…Continue
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Feeds are a great undiscovered internet resource. One of the main features of blogging platforms, as opposed to standard webpages, is that they usually include a feed in one format or another. So what, you may ask, are feeds?
A feed consists of some internet content reformatted in a very strict, standardized way so specialized browsers called feed readers or aggregators can parse them quickly and easily. That way, the blog content can be exported to another page or stored…Continue
Added by Ed Watts on June 4, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
Our American Chinchilla rabbits had kits! Two, to be exact, although only one has survived (I think the other one may have been squashed by the mama when it was still in the nesting box, but I'm not sure.) Two is a really small litter, as some rabbits can have up to eight. Not sure if small litters are characteristic…Continue