Parker Farm CSA Share 10/13/2010:1 bunch beets,1 bunch turnips, 1 bunch parsnip, 1 pound green tomatoes, 1 butternut squash, 1 bunch carrots, 1 sugar pumpkin and 1 blue hubbard
squash (what a critter that is!)
This was our last CSA share of the season **sob**. It was an incredibly bountiful season, with a wide array of… Continue
Added by Cornelia on October 19, 2010 at 4:00pm —
So I already have a farm blog, but as a way of introducing myself, I thought I'd post about it here... http://homegrowed.wordpress.com/.
And yes, I am totally mortified that I chose the name Home Growed for my blog, thinking it would be a clever way to express just how bad I am at farming, while completely unaware that homegrown.org existed. D'oh.
Added by Lisa on October 19, 2010 at 3:30pm —
I entered the world of homegrown adventures through craft. I learned to crochet during finals week during my senior year of college. Bad timing for my schoolwork, but perfect timing for my stress levels. The repetitiveness of crocheting, the feel of soft yarn on… Continue
Added by Christine on October 18, 2010 at 8:30am —
I have always misunderstood quince. After the magnificent show it puts on in the early spring, it tends to fade into the periphery of a landscape, playing the role of ugly duckling for the remainder of the year. The apple-like fruit may seem tempting in the fall, until a curious nibble proves instantly disagreeable. Rarely are you able to remove it from your landscape without a… Continue
Added by Rachel Brownlee on October 17, 2010 at 7:51pm —
Crisp air and chilly nights makes me want to have a campfire, and I thought some homemade seasonal goodies to go with it would make an extra cozy touch. Pumpkin doughnuts and mulled wine seemed to fit the bill.
First of all, I started with the mulled wine, as that needs time to cook. You can make it on a stovetop, but I chose to make mine in a crock pot. There are many…
Added by Christa Nelson on October 16, 2010 at 5:00pm —
With frost warnings in full swing, I headed to the garden to harvest those who may not make it through. Though peas hold up well in light frosts, I couldn't resist the tender shoots for this evening's… Continue
Added by Rachel Brownlee on October 15, 2010 at 11:00am —
Would anyone have a recipe using roselle to make wine? I have found a wonderful recipe for jam; but I have been blessed with a nice yield of roselle this year~ First time growing it; abundant crop!
Mama T @
Tindel Den Cottage
Added by Theresa Byer on October 15, 2010 at 8:50am —
While we are fortunate enough to have illustrated directions for making our own apple jack
, we decided to go the easy route and swing by a local apple orchard, family farm
to pick up a bottle.
"Since colonial times, traditional applejack… Continue
Added by Christine on October 12, 2010 at 4:07pm —
What’s the Difference: Potatoes… Continue
Added by Cara Rosaen on October 12, 2010 at 1:07am —
There's a new regional sustainability center in development. Check out www.northcountrysustain.org
and see some of the plans we have. We have a wonderful opportunity to purchase and old stable and mill complex to create a sustainable ag/farmer's market/art center as well as an exhibition facility. We need to know if we can help you, or you can help us. Please look through the site, and spread the word. It's exciting, but there's a lot to be done… Continue
Added by Patricia Stewart on October 11, 2010 at 9:28pm —
My friend Donna has been making fresh cheese for ages. This go-round I asked to join in. Like so many things which previously seemed complicated, I was surprised at how simple the process is. Separate the curd from the whey, strain, compress or age, and you've got a perfect example of the subtle beauty of mild cheese.
Donna most often… Continue
Added by Rachel Brownlee on October 11, 2010 at 8:31pm —
Its about time to head out to the fields here in Arky...grab some Black-Eyed Susie's and lay down and watch the clouds roll by.
Yea that is what I would do if I were back in 3rd grade...but since I have snow on the roof so to speak, I will head to my favorite towns in Northwest Arkansas...hoping to see the beginnings of the fall colors...getting some photos of the mist in the Boston Mountains...and chase the fairys from the woods.
Some day I will have a little more time to… Continue
Added by Randy Hughes on October 11, 2010 at 8:30pm —
I've come to the Barbara-Kingsolver-conclusion that living and farming in Tucson, AZ is not sustainable. And it's only going to get hotter. I'll be in Tucson for the rest of the month and so will take best advantage of this time by interviewing all of the local Urban Agriculture folks to learn from them.
In moving on, I'm wondering how to go about finding a place to live.
I've started a short list:
+ free flowing water. well augmented… Continue
Added by marie on October 11, 2010 at 8:09pm —
Ive got tons of collards planted last year i couldnt give them all away can you can them or freeze them or how can you put them up?
Added by Tony on October 10, 2010 at 8:17pm —
Parker Farm CSA Share 10/6/10: 1 bunch chard, 1 bunch carrots, 1 bunch beets, 1 bunch mizuna, 1 bunch parsnips, 1 bunch radish, 1 pound peppers, 1 butternut squash and 1
Added by Cornelia on October 8, 2010 at 4:23pm —
Added by Christine on October 7, 2010 at 4:00pm —
Ever since my third grade teacher read "My Side of the Mountain" by Jean Craighead George to us, I've had visions of living off the land. As a child I always noticed wild onions, and thought that if I were to live off the land that this would definitely be part of my diet.
As an adult, wild onions are often more of a nuisance, popping up everywhere in the garden, yet I still use them as an ingredient for cooking.
There are… Continue
Added by Christa Nelson on October 6, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Added by Elizabeth Propp on October 6, 2010 at 10:42am —
Well, today I made some progress! I talked to the butchers at my local meat market, and they get their beef from a local source (within the state of MN). The cattle are given no hormones or antibiotics.
While I am still searching for a local farm, as well as grass fed cattle. I feel this is a win for today. The poultry and pork from the same market are considered all natural. I would prefer free range and organic while coming… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Propp on October 6, 2010 at 10:26am —
This is a cross-posting from my blog
The growing season for most fruits and veggies is almost over, and I learned quite a bit from my first venture into container gardening. Here's the rundown:
- Don't overcrowd your container. -- I got overly ambitious with some containers. For example, I tried to plant 6 bush bean plants in a single 18" container, and, as a result, all I got were a few limp, tiny beans. Next time, I'll…
Added by Jenni on October 5, 2010 at 9:49pm —