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Patti Wigington
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  • Pickerington, OH
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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama
A bit about me:
I'm a suburban homesteader with dreams of living on my own peaceful rural chunk of land some day. Working as a freelance writer, mom of three, Pagan blogger, and someone who just wants to carve out a little spot of self-sufficiency for my family.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Chickpeas sauteed in garlic and olive oil, grilled rosemary chicken, and kale with bacon and mustard sauce.
Currently reading:
North by Northwestern by Sig Hansen
Currently listening to:
Soundtrack: Gladiator
My latest DIY project:
Just finished resurfacing my kitchen counters, thanks very much, and they look amazing!!
Web site I recommend:
My Website on About.com: Paganism & Wicca

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Let There Be Plarn

I've become hooked on Plarn. What is Plarn? Plastic yarn. Now, I haven't brought home a plastic grocery sack in about three years, but plenty of my friends and family do. I decided it was time to take some of those extra bags and turn them into something sturdy, cute, and reusable. I gathered bags from everyone I could think of, and began cutting them into one-inch strips that I could crochet with, like yarn. It's time consuming, but the end result is worth it. Here's a quick tutorial on how…


Posted on August 17, 2010 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

My Daily Bread

OK, admittedly I don't bake it daily, but it sure is a regular occurrence around here. For the past year and a half I've been baking my own bread, because I have a gluten sensitivity. There are commercially produced gluten-free breads available, made from tapioca flour, brown rice, and some other stuff, but frankly, they just aren't that good. For $5 a loaf, I expect my bread to taste like more than packing foam.

There are a lot of great GF bread recipes - I especially love…


Posted on June 15, 2010 at 12:55pm

Pollo Patron

One of the things I love about Mexican food is that it lends itself well to garden-stuff. Pretty much anything I find in my yard, I can convert into a Mexican dish. I had some cilantro that came up unexpectedly, and some rogue green onions that wintered over, as well as some lettuce, so I thought tonight would be a perfect evening for some light south-of-the-border fare.

There's a nice Mexican restaurant around the corner from us called Senor Patron, and it's run by the…


Posted on June 11, 2010 at 7:54pm

Suburban Homesteading: The Rain Barrel

I mentioned to a friend the other day that I have a rain barrel in my garden, and she replied that she was going to buy one over the Big Home Improvement Store for around $75, because it was on sale. I told her that I had made mine for about $20 last summer. It sits beneath the downspout at the rear of the house, and one good rainstorm will fill up all fifty gallons. I have a hose coming out of the bottom so I can use it to water plants -- because it's sitting up on four concrete blocks,…


Posted on June 10, 2010 at 1:30pm

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At 4:03pm on June 9, 2010, Labrys said…
Hiya, Woman. It will doubtless take me a while to catch on to how it all works. Nothing on the web is intuitive to me.....still.
At 11:36am on June 10, 2010, Caroline Malcolm said…
Hey Patti! It's great to see you've really jumped right into the Homegrown.org community. I enjoyed looking through your postings and photos - keep them coming!

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