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Making Tomato Sauce

Making Tomato Sauce

Ready to make sauce. I have the Victorio put together, a…

Added by Lucy Goodman on August 18, 2013 at 3:09pm — 5 Comments

Boulder Belt vs Eggland's Best™ Eggs

Yesterday at the local Kroger's store I saw they had certified organic Eggland's Best™ eggs on sale for the stupid low price of 99¢ a dozen. So I bought a dozen, not to eat but to show the huge difference between what we raise-pastured hens fed certified Organic soy based feed plus all the leafy greens, berries, insects, seeds, etc they can get their little beaks on…


Added by Lucy Goodman on June 19, 2013 at 11:58am — 2 Comments

A Brief History of Season Extension

Vegetables courtesy of season extension

I read an article on the wonders of winter spinach in Illinois and the author of the article seems flabbergasted that one can grow anything in winter. Read this story…


Added by Lucy Goodman on March 19, 2013 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

Made a Batch of Pickled Jalapenos

As usual I planted more peppers than we needed for the Farm Share Initiative so instead of ignoring them until they rot and can be tossed on the compost i decided to can them and this is the result. I have not eaten any as the jars re still cooling as i write this but i am pretty sure this will be far more incendiary than any jar of jalapenos I might buy at the grocery store because I left in all the seeds and ribs and these peppers have been really hot this year.…


Added by Lucy Goodman on January 10, 2013 at 10:47am — 2 Comments

How to Build A Simple Hoophouse

This is the Hoop House Redux post which has links to 3 informative "How To" blog posts I did 7 years ago on how we build our simple unheated hoophouses. No pictures on this post but if you look at the links below (in order) you will not only see pictures of our hoop houses but also how to put one together for under $850US.

We use our hoop houses for season extension (we have…


Added by Lucy Goodman on January 2, 2013 at 11:02am — 1 Comment

Repost of Chickens Vs Blizzard

Pastured Chickens and Snow

We recently got 18 laying hens in short noticed and we were not at all prepared other than we had some chicken food, fencing, feeders, waters and chicken tractors designed for meat birds. So we used what we had and Eugene quickly put together a mobile chicken coop out of stuff lying around the farm. We introduced the hens to…

Added by Lucy Goodman on January 2, 2013 at 10:54am — 2 Comments

Pastured Hens Vs the Blizzard

Pastured Hens Vs the Blizzard

a blog post about my hens

Added by Lucy Goodman on December 28, 2012 at 11:01am — No Comments



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