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Green Carolina Businesses in Bloom

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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Added by Flour Sack Mama on May 3, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments

Back to Basics: Canned Whole Tomatoes

Ingredients

Tomatoes as many as will fill the amount of jars you have
1 teaspoon of salt per jar
*Optional 1 teaspoon of lemon juice per jar…
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Added by Mud Pies to Sticky Buns on May 3, 2011 at 9:20am — No Comments

Preserving Food: Lactic Fermentation



Finished jars now they only need to ferment for 5 to 7 days.


Several months ago, I stumbled across lactic fermenting. Honestly, I had no idea what that was. I had been planning on canning this fall. I… Continue

Added by Lauren Klouda on May 2, 2011 at 3:29pm — 40 Comments

Young Foodies: Katelin Davis

“Food is the source of energy and the food that comes into your body directly influences you, nutritionally and emotionally,” responded 22-year-old Katelin Davis when asked why she cares about the food she eats.  She is a firm believer that the energy she consumes affects her well-being, and for this reason she tries to eat only what she considers “happy food.”…

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Added by Cara Rosaen on May 2, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

It's a Hay Day!

 Springtime in the Rockies is.... unpredictable, to put it simply. One day it's warm (ish) with blue skies infused with hopeful thoughts of gardening and the next day you wake to foot of snow on the ground. But it is precisely this unpredictability and wonder that I love so much!

 

I'm also always impressed by the timing of things in life and specifically, the ranch life. Yesterday was a "Hay Day'. Literally. Fingers crossed this was our last load for the…

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Added by Kristie Nackord on May 1, 2011 at 3:58pm — 2 Comments

Dirt In My Veins & Chickens In The Garden

I was born and raised in the beautiful green country of Washington State. I am the daughter of two of the best "Urban Farmers" I know. Where my Folks' house is now, used to be the country. It used to be surrounded by hundreds…

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Added by Christene Graham on May 1, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Look at the tulips!!!!!

 

Maybe one day, just maybe, I could run through those fields of tulips! Weeeeeeeee~ …

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Added by Kristie Nackord on April 30, 2011 at 10:38am — No Comments

X-Gardening :: It's not for the faint of heart~

Check out what X-Gardening is all about in the mountains of Colorado in the May/June 2011 of the Essential Herbal Magazine written by yours truly! 

 

X-Gardening Article on the Essential Herbal Magazine…

Added by Kristie Nackord on April 30, 2011 at 10:19am — No Comments

Movers & Shakers: The Many and Brave of Bicycle Food Delivery

As Spring is fast approaching (I swear....), I can't help but reflect on all of the men and women connecting people to local food, decreasing our use of carbon, and all this on wheels.

When I met Ed Weymouth, the…

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Added by Cara Rosaen on April 29, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Music project in NY

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/609549911/a-baby-grand-piano-for-washington-sq-park?ref=email

 

Tho I know this website is for gardening, homespun stuff, and the like. Music is an amazing glue holding us all together. At least look at the site please. I went to school with Colin, he's an amazing pianist! He's on youtube as…

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Added by Erin Mitchell on April 28, 2011 at 6:15pm — No Comments

21 st century living

     I can remember the first time I ever played with dirt.  My brother and I dug a huge hole in our parents backyard and I remember climbing into this hole.  I also  remember how scorching hot it was outside since it was mid summer in Phoenix, but I also  remember how cool it felt in this excavation of mammoth proportions. So while I was down in this hole, I just kept digging.  And now many years  I'm still digging.  I'm not sure if it is a genetic predisposition to want to garden and dig… Continue

Added by Ihor Chopko on April 28, 2011 at 2:43pm — 1 Comment

The chooks next door...

Good morning kids!

 

Well, I was unable to sleep with the thunder and the dogs going nuts. Funny thing is, the menfolk are sleeping like logs. So at this point I get alone time with coffee and Netflix, yay! The tomatoes will love all the rain, lets see if they will actually stand in it.

 

We started a trend with the keeping of chickens, lol. Our neighbor brought home a pair (not sure what kind,  but pretty) and the roo has taken it into his head to crow at all…

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Added by Erin Mitchell on April 28, 2011 at 9:23am — No Comments

pain au chocolat

Continuing my timid and noncommittal dip into French cooking, I made pain au chocolat this weekend for Sunday brunch. The recipe is from Made From Scratch, a collection of recipes…
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Added by Christine on April 27, 2011 at 11:07am — 1 Comment

Starting Off Your Little One on Fresh, Homemade Baby Food

Today we're lucky to have Kate Storey, Michigan Mama author, guest blogging for us!

 

I only consider myself to be “moderately crunchy.”

 

Sure, I’ll look for more natural ways of living, but I’m not completely ready to live off

the land and give up every modern convenience. I…

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Added by Cara Rosaen on April 27, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Heaven Outside My Door

**cross-posted from my blog, Semi-Farmed Kind of Life**

 

My daughter found this this morning where her dad parks as we waited in the driveway for her school bus to come.…





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Added by lexirain2001 on April 27, 2011 at 9:23am — 6 Comments

:: Some Home Truths ::



Gardening: it is hard work, this 'grow your own' business, and before I got into it, I really only imagined how wonderful it would be picking basketfuls of fresh vegetables, and making preserves from home grown fruit. It is wonderful, but it… Continue

Added by dixiebelle on April 26, 2011 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

So Fresh and So Green

**cross-posted from my blog, Semi-Farmed Kind of Life**

 

Ohio sometimes gifts us with the most bizarre of weather. This past weekend was no exception, with a blissful beginning on Saturday with sunshine and high temps, followed by Sunday's perpetual misting and yesterday's downpours. It's as if Mother Nature is crying, like the whole of earth is suffering from some lingering Seasonal Affective Disorder or Depression…

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Added by lexirain2001 on April 26, 2011 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Rooster Kung Fu

I've been hanging out with our chickens a lot more these past couple weeks and I've noticed a number of things that both delight and concern me. The roosters don't get along with each other. If that weren't bad enough, I believe each of them want me dead. I've never had a pet who wanted to kill before. I've also never had a pet that, if time's got tough,  I could legally eat before. Try explaining that to a rooster though. Roosters don't care about reason... they're not trying to understand…

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Added by Farm Frederick on April 25, 2011 at 6:38pm — 7 Comments

The Joys and Oys of Making Kosher, Homemade Baby Foods

 

There's a newish movement in Jewish (Kosher) cuisine: getting back to the roots.  I don't mean Eastern Europe, but trends in Kashrut point to a rise in consumer interest in healthy, organic, sustainable products.  If you keep kosher, and you haven't noticed, most of the foods you'll find in the kosher…

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Added by Monica Gebell on April 25, 2011 at 2:26pm — No Comments

How to Do a Quick Germination Test at Home

Are you using last year’s seeds (or even older) and aren’t sure if they’re still viable? Try this germination test at home to see if they’re worth planting, or if you should be buying new seeds this year.

  1. Use a double thick paper towel.  Moisten with water and fold…
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Added by High Mowing Organic Seeds on April 25, 2011 at 11:08am — 1 Comment

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