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Where I’ve been

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Y’all may have noticed that there haven’t been any posts up here for -gasp!- almost two weeks! And now I’m back, and here’s the reason for the hiatus: I’ve been sick. Preeetty badly sick. But not sick in a way that you’d immediately go to the doctor for and get antibiotics and feel all better […]

Gluten be gone

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

This is one of those posts that could be as long, or as short, as I want it to be. Make it too long and I risk boring you all to death and sounding like a hypochondriac. Make it too short, and it sounds like I’m taking off on some fad diet without any forethought. […]

Seasonal suppers

Monday, August 8th, 2011

I’d like to start doing something a bit new around here. If you’ve read the blog for any length of time, you know how important it is to me to reduce our food’s carbon footprint and simultaneously our dependence on commercial grocery stores. That mission starts with sourcing food locally of course. (Not for me, […]

Three little hives

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Every time I look at my three little hives, that song from the Mikado starts running through my head. I really have to get back on that horse and open up the hives again – this time with the smoker!!! And two sets of pants!!! – because in my panic to get away last time […]

Slow food

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

I finished this morning’s (ok “MID-morning’s” for most of you) chores and then started to laugh at what I saw on my counter. All lined up and tidy. A silent paean to slow, real food the slow, old-fashioned way. 1) Dry beans soaking with a touch of vinegar for tonight’s frijoles cocidos; 2) buttermilk culturing; […]

Lookee what I got

Monday, March 7th, 2011

I’ve never really participated in internet memes, so imagine my surprise when my latest blog “crush”, Ohiofarmgirl’s Adventures in the Good Land, awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award! Aw, thanks Ohiofarmgirl! Everyone that doesn’t know her should go check out her blog. She’s funny, innovative, and can ghetto-build anything out of random scraps she has […]


Monday, February 21st, 2011

Last week we had one day that got up to 73, and two days in the 60s. It was amazing! It smelled like Spring. We played outside. I read a book in the sun! And now: I’m so sick of winter!

Looking back, looking forward: Livestock

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

I’m particularly proud of my progress on the animal-farming front this past year – I’ve never raised any kinds of farm animals before but I just dove right in! I’m glad I did. BEES I bought, assembled, and set up my first beehive, Lady Grey. I was determined to raise all-natural, organic bees which meant […]

Looking back, looking forward: Garden & Farm

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

With the dead of winter in full swing and little to do but read and stoke the fire, blogging lends itself to reflection. All the snow heaped outside under grey unending skies make it difficult to think of anything but the farm and how much I wish I were out in it, so I hope […]


Monday, January 31st, 2011

I’m still working on the newest beehive. I got all the parts assembled and nailed, and both boxes primed and painted. Now it’s time for the fun stuff! I got this far last night: And then had to pause because, wow. That’s pretty darn girly. I know bees are almost a matriarchy and all, but […]