(Oh no, it’s another series!) Amie and Mama and their first honey harvest ~ I’m so sore from my workout yesterday. I was shredding leaves for two hours and also moved the contents of one (full) outside Earth machine to the Earth Machine inside the hoop house. Going by last year’s experience, this compost won’t […]
I shredded a leaf pile today, the one in the back. Here I am dropping leaves into the shredder (best Freecycle ever!), which you can’t even see for the pile. There are more piles, some even larger, on the property, and of course still lots of leaves not in piles (yet?). As you can see […]
Summer 2010: Annotated: Close up of veg garden: And these gaps close more and more, every year. It’s time to rethink…
I love it! Scarf wound ’round, hat down on over ears, zip up coat, grab the harvest basket and run out. Loot: celery, leeks and pea shoots Rinse, chop, sweep into the pot, add homegrown chopped onions and carrots, as well as split peas (bulk, dry) that have been soaking overnight, water, pepper and salt […]
Go here to sign the petition! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
Next year I want would like: a second colony, in a homemade top bar hive. chickens, 3 of them. the beginning of a dwarf fruit tree orchard. a guild around the cherry tree. an earth oven in a straw bale shelter, a strawbale low wall with welcoming arch up front, and some strawbale benches, shelters […]
We finally have a winter hoop house. We moved the thing from its summer to its winter position yesterday and today. It took us, 2 adults and 1 5-year-old, 6 hours, and about 2 hours of that was spent on making new parts. Not bad. Those end walls weigh a TON! Our trusty Radio Flyer […]
This upsets me. Actually, it disgusts me. DH was flying for work and they gave him this on the airplane. It’s a single-use toothbrush, made of plastic, wrapped in plastic, foil and cardboard. Convenience will kill us!
Amie drew her family for school (DH, Mama, Amie) ~ A: Water isn’t heavy. It’s just air that’s blue and wet. ~ I found her hiding behind a tiny notebook. I asked her if hiding her face makes her entirely invisible. Incredibly, she did seem to believe this. Then she thought about it for a […]
I joined the a team of parent and teacher volunteers who are working to make the school system in our town greener. We’re working on getting the recycling going. Especially lunch time is a problem, a big black hole that apparently eats only trash. ~ I’m still baking, only not as much – a bread […]