flickr of inspiration- clothes lines

The Sun Dry your Clothes, originally uploaded by Vidó..One thing I can do to be more self sufficient is dry my clothes outside, something my Grandmother did. My Mom did that too when I was really young. Then we moved to an area that didn't allow it. … [Continue reading]

Broccoli Chevre Gratin

I can’t believe it’s June already! I also can’t believe that we’ve only had about 3 days of real sun this season…isn’t it supposed to be summer? In the yard, the chickens have been toying with the idea of going on egg-strike until the sun comes back … [Continue reading]

No methyl iodide on our food

For Full SF Gate Article, click here;State poised to OK supertoxic pesticide by Peter Fimrite, Chronicle Staff Writer Wednesday, June 2, 2010"Farmers planting strawberries and other crops in California will soon have to contend with cancer-causing … [Continue reading]

Saturday’s Farm Diary – Hard Cider

This is a re-post from an entry I did back in April 2009. Since I made beer and cider two weeks ago and posted about how to make beer, I figured I'd re-post the cider recipe too for those that are curious. This current batch is a … [Continue reading]

Friday’s Tips ‘n’ Tricks – Leaf Miners

Have you ever grown Swiss Chard, Spinach or Beets and found their leaves looking like this? When I first saw this happen to my Swiss Chard I had no idea what it was. It completely wiped out my entire crop. I did some research and learned that it was … [Continue reading]

Thursday in the City- My Garden Imagined

Herb Garden @ Yio Chu Kang, originally uploaded by rockabella9.Living in apartments my entire adult life, I have spent a lot of time looking down into backyards or courtyards imagining what my garden would look like if I had the opportunity to … [Continue reading]

Wednesday’s Blog – Guns 101

Well, where to begin? I know not everyone likes guns. I do. I think they are a very useful tool, and something that (to me) embodies and symbolizes being an American. I have the right, given to me by the Second Amendment, to use a gun to defend my … [Continue reading]

flickr of inspiration- bbq grills

Marie in the dark, originally uploaded by mpritzkow.I had the most amazing grilled tomatoes spread on top of Chevre-covered toasted bread this weekend. I didn't think anything could replace a grilled burger. I was wrong. This summer, I am going … [Continue reading]

Monday’s Guests- Treats for body and soul

Fresh Ginger Blood OrangeThis Monday, we are sharing some excellent tips for summer that are brought to you by Strawberry Hedgehog. I came across this blog, Strawberry Hedgehog: Musings of a Vegan Crafter, a few weeks ago and can't stop going back … [Continue reading]

Monday’s Guests- Treats for body and soul

Fresh Ginger Blood OrangeThis Monday, we are sharing some excellent tips for summer that are brought to you by Strawberry Hedgehog. I came across this blog, Strawberry Hedgehog: Musings of a Vegan Crafter, a few weeks ago and can't stop going back … [Continue reading]