As I have said before, I was born and raised in the wonderfully green State of Washington. I lived there until I was 22. During that time, I explored the area up around Mt.St.Helens. I splunked in the never ending and forever winding Ape Caves. If you…Continue
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There are days, out here on the road, that you just really want to be doing something else. Now, don't get me wrong... I truly love it out here. The places we go, the things we see, and the people we meet. Most of the people that we know, we wouldn't…Continue
Yes, you got that right, the SWAT team! We sure had an interesting day picking our first harvest at the Boone Street community garden and urban farm!
Here I am with our first vegetable harvest of white and red radishes. That's Lolita, one of the neighbors and frequent garden visitor standing next to…
Those of us with dairy animals are used to an abundance of milk once our animals freshen in the spring. A wonderful thing to do with all that extra is to make yogurt.
Yogurt is a dairy product created by fermenting milk with a Lactobacillus culture. Making your own yogurt is fun and easy. And, it is a healthful snack that children love.
To make your own yogurt, start with fresh milk. Powdered or skim milk work but produce a…Continue
When I was a kid, I lived in the country and was raised "country style". We didn't have PSP, Wii, or computers. We grew up without cable TV, surviving the Friday night Hee-Haw episodes. We drank water out of garden hoses, rode our bikes without a helmet, and dug our bare toes…Continue
**cross-posted from my blog,Semi-Farmed Kind of Life. Please visit the blog to enter the book giveaway.**
I think I truly needed this. A week's worth of respite: soul searching, time spent with family, and a chance to do some honest-to-goodness physical labor with my hands in the dirt. It's been like a balm for my heart, which had seriously been struggling with the concept of employment these last few weeks. …
Added by lexirain2001 on May 11, 2011 at 4:33pm — No Comments
I am guessing that Spring has finally sprung. I was really beginning to doubt the sincerity of Spring. It was as if Spring would pop it's pretty little head up out of the harshness of Winter's grasp only to be quickly snuffed out, buried by another foot of snow that seemed to stick around for an…Continue
Added by Christene Graham on May 10, 2011 at 6:37pm — No Comments
**cross-posted from my blog, Semi-Farmed Kind of Life, that highlights my family's adventures as we establish our own organic subsistence farm in NE Ohio. If you enjoy it, please subscribe and tell a friend. **
I woke up today to screaming thighs. It's astonishing how out of shape you can get over a long winter while working a desk job. Fortunately, I've got several free days left to get back in the swing of…
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Added by Erin Mitchell on May 7, 2011 at 6:53pm — No Comments
Please join board members of Cambridge Community Kitchen for a fun filled day on a very unusual farm!
We will start with a tour of amazing North Star Farm- 2 acres of tender greens growing under a 20 ft unheated greenhouse in Westport MA
After the tour, resident farmer, Steve Hancock, will teach you how to plant tender young sprouts in your own urban garden. This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions and learn about varieties and techniques, and maybe you'll see the…Continue
Added by JJ on May 6, 2011 at 4:32pm — No Comments
Today was the day for expanding the coop and adding a "quarantine" pen. Mostly its a stop bullying the chicks pen, lol. Its turning into a mansion for the chooks. The hubby is taking time to put in doors for the quarantine pen. It'll be really nice to not have to climb over the fence to let them out :) This is the…Continue
Added by Erin Mitchell on May 4, 2011 at 11:36pm — No Comments
I'll be teaching an informal class on the basics of local food, including a guided trip through a NYC farmers' market. (Class info is here.) I'd love for the class and tour to be a success, and hope it encourages people to eat more sustainably.
Any tips or recommendations on what to cover, activities, etc.?
** cross-posted from my blog, Semi-Farmed Kind of Life. If you enjoy it, please follow me or share with your friends.**
I wish I could be writing about plants, about all the wonderful foodstuffs springing forth into life inside the borders of my yard. I wish I could describe to you the vibrancy of the five color silverbeet swiss chard I finally planted by the front walk on Friday or the depth of the green brought…Continue
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What a fun weekend it's been to visit the Asheville Herb Festival in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The narrow market sheds were brimming with the colors of flowers,…
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