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Lauren Klouda
  • Female
  • Berea, OH
  • United States
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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
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Suburban Farmer
A bit about me:
I am a stay at home mom with a 1/2 acre in the suburbs. We have chickens, rabbits, dogs, and a cat. We hunt, fish, and grow a lot of food. I want to live intentionally, find happiness in what I have, bring something positive to the table, find time to be creative, and be a good friend, wife, daughter, mother, etc. I love to learn and I am always reading "how to" books. Non-fiction has been my favorite since a little girl. I hate ketchup but I like salsa. I wish I was a writer, but I am not sure why. I never make my bed but I plan on starting and I would rather stay up late and sleep in. The cold and dark combined paralyze me. My favorite season is summer.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
A mean venison chili is a family favorite.
Currently reading:
Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning, The Body Ecology Diet, a bunch of random magazines and baby books
Currently listening to:
The radio.
My latest DIY project:
Project home made green house from recycled materials. You can read about it on Two Blue Houses blog. This is just one of many DIY projects for the 2011 growing season. :)
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Preserving Food: Lactic Fermentation

Finished jars now they only need to ferment for 5 to 7 days.

Several months ago, I stumbled across lactic fermenting. Honestly, I had no idea what that was. I had been planning on canning this fall. I… Continue

Posted on May 2, 2011 at 3:29pm — 40 Comments

Expectations: Planting Seeds

Who turns their living room into a green house?

Dirt covers my floors, couch, dining hutch, and end tables. Make shift seedling pots are over ever flat surface available. There are sour cream, yogurt, coffee cups, baby food containers, non-dairy coffee creamer jugs, peat pots, etc. anything I could get my hands… Continue

Posted on April 21, 2011 at 3:15am — 6 Comments

Suburban Chickens Arrived Today

Our second batch of chicks arrived today in our little suburb. Here are the details:

The call came from the post office.…

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 10:37am

Homemade Greek Style Yogurt

Greek style yogurt is so popular right now. No wonder. Have you had a chance to pull back a shiny lid and indulge in that smooth delicacy? It amazes me how even the varieties with no fat can still be incredibly rich. But the price? Ouch. Hmmm... It got me to thinking (because I'm shamelessly cheap but still crave high quality foods) if I couldn't make this stuff in my own kitchen.
I can and I did.
You do need a few odd but readily available…

Posted on March 4, 2011 at 3:00pm — 16 Comments

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At 10:23am on May 10, 2011, Cornelia said…

Hi Lauren,

Thank you SO much for sharing your useful and approachable skillshares! Your point about turning new people on to these skills is EXACTLY the kind of thing I'm trying to create more of here. You've been such a wonderful addition to the site - thank you for your contributions. :)

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