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Geraldine McIntosh
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  • Lexington, KY
  • United States
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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker, 100% Homegrown
A bit about me:
I'm an aspiring organic farmer, novice knitter, gardener, amateur baker, and local foods advocate trying to live a simple and sustainable life in the city. I'm currently studying sustainable agriculture and philosophy. My dream is to find a piece of land to call my own and sink my fingers into the soil.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Does pumpkin pie with fresh farmers' market pumpkin count?
Currently reading:
The Unsettling of America by Wendell Berry
Currently listening to:
J.J. Cale
My latest DIY project:
Knitting several holiday gifts and trying my hand at sourdough starter!
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Baking: Sourdough Bread

Greetings!  Remember back when I told you all about my final attempt at making a sourdough starter?  I never reported back about my progress...mostly because that attempt, like all the others, was a sad, sad failure.  Still, a few failures have never stopped a girl from trying.  So a few months later, I tried again and now I have a healthy whole-wheat sourdough starter.  Today, I baked my first loaf of sourdough bread.  Now that I've discovered how…


Posted on December 26, 2011 at 7:55pm

Planting Garlic

We eat a lot of garlic around here.  So naturally, working with Jean & Leo of Blue Moon Farm at the farmers' market all season (garlic is their specialty!), made me want to plant my own this year.  A couple of weeks ago I bought 1.5 lbs of Music garlic - that translates to roughly 90 cloves.  Since then, I've been waiting for the wacky fall weather to coordinate some sun with my days off.  Today was beautiful - cool but sunny - perfect garlic…


Posted on November 14, 2011 at 12:10pm — 2 Comments

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At 10:01pm on January 3, 2012, Brooke Welles said…

Hi Geraldine!  Nice to meet you!  I'm still searching for my dream farm!  I've had lots of successes, and challenges, which you can read about on my blog (www.twoblueboots.blogspot.com).  

By the way, your sourdough starter sounds AMAZING.  I love the smell of warm baked bread in the winter.

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