I was hurtin'
earlier this week. Thanks to good old fashioned rest, prayers, garlic and heavy doses of vitamin C I'm on the mend.
No doubt most of you have heard or read the wonders of garlic. I'm not going to go into all the great evidence that points to the efficacy of garlic. My intention is to share what worked for me and some other information… Continue
Added by FIMBY on February 11, 2009 at 11:01pm —
My kale and collards are still going strong, but I think I have more aphids than Charles Freck. When I first noticed them, I used a mild soap and a blast from the water hose to get rid of them, but they came back stronger. Continue
I took it up a notch and started spraying w/ Neem, but they seem to like it, as they've multiplied greatly since I began using…
Added by michael on February 11, 2009 at 12:27pm —
I tried to get the documentation "The Future of Food" in different Viedo stores in my area. Either I was told they were not allowed to sell or rent them or they weren't taken off the shelf(in my town through the owner of the grocry store). Finally I got a copy through a friend.
Now what can be done legally to make people aware about the food situation and how unhealthy it is to buy food in big stores?
Added by Kurt on February 9, 2009 at 4:25pm —
Pease porridge hot
Pease porridge cold
Some like it hot
Some like it cold
Some like it in the pot
Nine days old.
It has come to my attention that among other things this month, such as President Obama's inauguration, January is Oatmeal month. Growing up, my mother would often make oatmeal porridge in the winter. It was so delicious and warm. It's not that grey drippy stuff in those little packets that you shake, pour and add water to. That… Continue
Added by Leah Klein on January 29, 2009 at 2:53pm —
I started my first round of seeds today! Last fall was my first attempt at starting from seeds, and this is now my first spring.
My first round includes tomatoes, broccoli, cucumbers, bell peppers, eggplants and tobacco (why not? Although being careful to not pull a Homer and make tomacco
I started all these in one of those mini greenhouse starters. Anybody use these before?
Also going to direct sow some carrot… Continue
Added by michael on January 24, 2009 at 5:43pm —
Here it is, my last tomato of the season. I can't believe my plants were producing this long, but there's the Austin winter for you.
And on the same week I'm starting seeds!
Added by michael on January 12, 2009 at 3:05pm —
I finally had some time over the holidays to build a couple of workbenches for the garage. I used the plans here: http://www.hammerzone.com/archives/workshop/bench/below20xl.htm
They are cheap, easy to build, and sturdy enough to stand on.
Added by michael on January 5, 2009 at 1:33pm —
This is my first year growing during the winter (yeah I can still call it winter in Austin) and my first year to start everything from seeds.
I've had successes and failures - but my favorite success has been lettuce and spinach. Yesterday, as I was eating my lunch - I realized it all came from my back yard (with the exception of the vinaigrette dressing). These moments keep me growing.
Added by michael on December 19, 2008 at 6:35pm —
After getting married, there is the expected period of adjustment. Things change (or don't) in ways both expected and unforeseen. Getting used to hearing yourself say "husband" and "wife". Learning about what it's like to have in-laws.
Coming home to a steak on the table every night.
Of the many curious and wondrous metamorphoses of marriage, one that has me, a newlywed gentleman, the most vexed is this: when do I take off my ring, specifically when cooking? It's been years since I've… Continue
Added by Vance Edwards-Orr on December 18, 2008 at 12:44pm —
An article in the Vancouver Sun Urban Farming School Takes Root
"Instruction would be based on intensive farming on small plots, a heavy dependence on physical labour, ecological sustainability and meeting local market demands, including the food needs of ethnic and immigrant communities.
Added by Cornelia on December 16, 2008 at 11:15am —
Added by Cornelia on December 15, 2008 at 5:37pm —
A great web resource for dealing with the plastic crap in our lives. Naturally, less plastic is best, but it still happens.
Plastic bags are recycled into many different products. Most plastic bags are recycled into composite lumber but can also be reprocessed into small pellets, or post consumer resin, which can become feed stock for a variety of products such as new bags, pallets,… Continue
Added by Cornelia on December 10, 2008 at 4:16pm —
Most people are aware I'm looking for a small hobby farm roughly two to five acres in size within a 30 mile radius of Carleton (Brian's work...). I prefer homes built between 1880 and 1920. It's my dream to take a neglected historic farmstead and restore it to it's former self, including refurbished/reproduced appliances and decor of the era of it's creation. Perhaps it's my disgust of corporate yuppie America, or the longing for of a simpler time, but nothing out there today compares to the… Continue
Added by Carrie Seal-Stahl on December 6, 2008 at 9:57pm —
Flying Skunk Farm
If I can't watch away hours with the Shibu Inu pups
after they go to their adult homes, I can at least watch my lady hen friends on the Vineyard!
Added by Cornelia on December 3, 2008 at 4:08pm —
By Lyndsey Layton
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, November 27, 2008; A02
Public health groups, consumer advocates and members of Congress blasted the Food and Drug Administration yesterday for failing to act after discovering trace amounts of… Continue
Added by Cornelia on December 2, 2008 at 11:16am —
With rising concern about the economy and food safety issues, you may be considering supplementing your food supply with homegrown vegetables, fruit and herbs.
Although spring is several months away in some parts of the country, it's never to early to being ordering your seed catalogs and contemplating what you may want to grow this upcoming season. Here are 3 items to consider:
>Click HERE to read… Continue
Added by Carrie Seal-Stahl on December 1, 2008 at 1:46pm —
Biotech "Yes Men" on Obama's team threaten to expand the use of dangerous genetically modified (GM) foods in our diets. Instead of giving us change and hope, they may prolong the hypnotic "group think" that has been institutionalized over three previous administrations--where… Continue
Added by Cornelia on December 1, 2008 at 12:06pm —
Inflation and a tough economic situation are making it harder for Americans to put on the spread they once did.
READ IT HERE:
Added by Carrie Seal-Stahl on November 26, 2008 at 1:49pm —
Well we did it. We finally decided to expand our operation and get a new greenhouse. The greenhouse is 26' x 28' , so putting it together will be a chore. Luckily I have the greatly appreciated help of my friend Jay. I will post more pics as the process continues.
Added by ToddB on November 19, 2008 at 9:25am —
WASHINGTON — In the next few weeks, the Bush administration is expected to relax environmental-protection rules on power plants near national parks, uranium mining near the Grand Canyon and more mountaintop-removal coal mining in Appalachia.
The administration is widely expected to try to get some of the rules into final form by the week before Thanksgiving because, in some cases, there's a 60-day delay before new regulations take effect. And once the rules are in place, undoing them… Continue
Added by Carrie Seal-Stahl on November 8, 2008 at 1:57am —