This past winter was the first for my flock of chickens. The previous spring I hatched them in my house and raised them in a kids plastic swimming pool until the weather warmed up enough that they could move outside to their newly built coop. They spent the entire summer grazing in the yard, taking dust baths, and enjoying scraps from the kitchen. What a life!…Continue
I recently read The Great Disruption by Paul Gilding. This book is scary, insightful, informative, powerful, inspiring, provoking, positive, and a good read too. My husband also…
This whole summer was spent working every saturday faithfully at the Erwin Farmers market. I am writing this for my son since he is a quadraplegic in a wheelchair. We love gardening and canning and he loves to go to the Erwin Farmers Market with me. Well, this year we set up a booth for Jacob to run because…Continue
I've been in such a funk (read blog link), when ever my mind wanders to preserving, I can only think of cranberries and pomegranates (okay, and pears), only one two of those are even remotely local to the North East..
I had a class to teach last night,this is what we made.. enjoy!
Added by Tamika Adjemian on November 10, 2011 at 11:57am — No Comments
We just started raising turkeys this year. We chose Blue Slates because they are on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy's Watch List. We started with three which all ended up being hens. We were hoping to breed them next year so we could have more turkeys, but it wasn't looking like that was going to happen. Then we ran into a friend who just so happened to have a tom that she wasn't too fond of. We traded one of our hens for her tom, so now we have a breeding pair plus one extra hen…Continue
Added by Rachel Hoff on November 10, 2011 at 11:23am — No Comments
As a recent member to home grown I must say I'm impressed by the volume of information in other members blogs and when I look out at my little plot that is now bare soil apart from a few herbs I do feel like a little fish in a big pond. However by this time next year with the growing hints I received from other members I expect to have enjoyed the fruits of my labors and and be looking out at a crop of winter veg. growing in my small garden. In the meantime I will catch up on my reading and…Continue
Greetings! I recently made a dynamite soup with buttercup squash (recipe here). I definitely struggled with peeling its really tough skin. Any recommendations?
I've spent the year trying to eat as locally as possible (blog: Local Me). I read about sweet potato enchiladas in Farmer John's cookbook. My recipe goes in a different direction, especially with the spices.
Sweet Potato Enchiladas
10 corn tortillas
3-4 sweet potatoes, prepared for mashing (baked in oven, stove or microwave)
2-3 tablespoons of butter
1 onion, diced
Added by Jay Geneske on November 7, 2011 at 9:14am — No Comments
Brooke Budner and Caitlyn Galloway (above with Dan) want nothing more than to make their living as farmers. Since last year they have tried to do just that, tilling the three-quarter acre lot tucked in the southern part of San Francisco that they call Little City Gardens.…Continue
Added by Growing Cities on November 4, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Check out some of the other wonderful submissions from HOMEGROWNers…Continue
Here we are! End of Pear season, full tilt into fall. We just had a snow storm too here in the North East. What odd weather.
A week ago I taught a class on chutney and canning 101.. here are the results! ENJOY!
We started processing our chickens this week. I say started because we didn't finish. Once we get the other half completed, I will update you on the stats. But for now, I want to talk about the feet.
One of the reasons I look so forward to butchering chickens is having healthy stock on hand. But the stock is only as healthy as what you put into it. Adding the…Continue