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February 2010 Blog Posts (10)

Lettuce put our Heads Together

During my ever vigilant countdown to spring (March 20th, respectively), I'm filled with thoughts of the first crop of veggies to sprout on our farm. Lettuce, of course, is always in abundance during those first precious weeks of the season. In honor of one of the most overlooked and undervalued vegetables, I've written the following…


Added by Jen Shaffer on February 25, 2010 at 12:39pm — 4 Comments

The Best of The Whitney Biennial

From The Daily Beast:

With their rich but streamlined 2010 Whitney Biennial (cleverly titled 2010) curators Francesco Bonami and Gary Carrion-Murayari were looking to

bring the museum back to its contemporary roots. The pulse-taking show,

which begins today and runs through May 30, remains pleasantly true to

the organizers’ stated mission:…


Added by Cornelia on February 25, 2010 at 10:12am — No Comments

Dogs help preserve the Family Farm

Not trying to be self-promotional, but I was introduced to homegrown.org by someone who felt Country Dogs would be of interest to the membership.

My wife and I were teachers in Washington, DC back in 2001 and moved to the country to purchase a small farm. I admit that we weren't trying to be farmers but we were (and still are) passionate about the concept of the family-owned farm. As big anti-suburban sprawl advocates, we tried to…


Added by Mark Cave on February 23, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

DIY Fence Repair & My Latest Time Lapse Video

I repaired 2 sections of my fence last weekend - and made a time-lapse video.

Accomplished with lots of help from a neighbor and ACL Mike. Music is 'The Empress and the Ukraine King' by Can… Continue

Added by michael on February 22, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Life DID Give Me Lemons, And I Am Not Even Kind Of Mad At That

(for the version with proper links, click here)

Oh, hi. I didn't see you there. Probably because I am too busy COUNTING ALL OF THE BABY LEMONS ON MY MEYER LEMON TREE, JEALOUS?


you read that correctly. So! many! lemons! Okay, maybe I lied on the

phone to my dad, because when he asked how my day was, I was like,…

Added by Heather Flansworth on February 20, 2010 at 11:55am — 1 Comment


This guys got a great system going for those who have started there own farms and could use some help in creating an online web presence.
Check out his website

Added by Bruce Weaver on February 9, 2010 at 4:47pm — 1 Comment

What "Homsteading" means to me,

What is your definition of homesteading? Currently the term

'homesteading'[1] applies to anyone who is a limb of the

back-to-the-land movement and who chooses to live a sustainable,

self-sufficient lifestyle. This is Wikipedia's definition, I'm still

trying to define my definition of homesteading as it applies to our

lives. Do we want to go as far as Barbara Kingsolver and her family did

in her book Animal, Vegetable,Miracle? This…

Added by Penny on February 5, 2010 at 12:26am — 1 Comment

Food with a Farmer's Face on it

The concept of Community

Supported Agriculture was born from many hungers – hungers for safe,

nourishing food, hungers for healthy rural landscapes and communities,

hungers for connection in an increasingly far-flung and disconnected

world. Specifically, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) began in

1971 when a group of women in Japan recognized

their hungers for a healthy environment, economy and family and sought to satisfy these

hungers by forming a… Continue

Added by Jen Shaffer on February 4, 2010 at 10:41pm — No Comments

Cooking Sous Vide cheap and DIY

The article includes a 72-hour short ribs recipe. Check the comments for great ideas, too - including a warning about sous vide-ing bananas (evidently, it's a "don't"). Nuts!

From Popular Mechanics:

The basic elements of a sous vide setup are simple: a way to seal your food in vacuum bags; a water bath to cook the sealed food in; and a way to keep the water at the precise temperature you want for as long as you want. If you… Continue

Added by Cornelia on February 1, 2010 at 11:42am — No Comments

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