Tis the time of the year when the seeds can start being planted and the seedlings have sprouted. This year we are upping our quantities and we are moving them to a small low-tunnel greenhouse in the garden. In previous years the limiting factor 3for our seedlings has been the lack of light inside the … Continue reading Plants!
This saga has been a never ending battle over the past three years. The issue: our driveway vs the gas company. As many of you know, our driveway has been the bane of our existence. We had a driveway we put in originally, but where we put it ended up having a very steep incline … Continue reading Damn the Gas Company
One of the major concerns of scientists over the years, especially climate change scientists, have been the decrease in bird activity. In fact, according to a new study, and the Audubon Society, we have lost 1 in 4 birds over the last 50 years. That's a loss of nearly 3 billion birds in North America … Continue reading Fostering Ecosystems
With the change to the new administration comes a change to the cabinet. In particular I am interested in how the new Secretary of Agriculture will fill their positions. I am concerned about the appointment of Vilsack to the position, for various reasons I will discuss at a later date. I am pleased with the … Continue reading Sustainable Farming Policy
Recipes 10 and 11 from the book are favorites of mine from Greece. I broke out the filo dough and made us some spanakopita and baklava. For those of you who are unfamiliar with spanakopita, the book calls it spinach pie, but that really doesn't do it justice. It's more like a rectangular quiche that … Continue reading Greek night! AKA: Time to break out the filo
Last week one of my BFFs came over to deliver five backyard chickens that a friend of hers decided she didn't want to keep anymore. I'm not exactly sure the story behind how we ended up with them (they are in quarantine so I'm not concerned about illness), but I was more than happy to … Continue reading Why YOU need to know what you want
We made an entire meal using recipes from the book. I went with a meal that I know I love but have never been able to make myself, or at least not well. The meal? Falafel with Pita, yogurt sauce, and Sudanese beans (Falafel with Khubiz Arabi, Laban, and Fūl) I haven't tried making pita … Continue reading A whole meal!
This post is a month late. Everything in this post occurred a month ago. Sometimes it happens that other posts take precedence. C'est la vie. This year I was determined to plant cover crops on my beds to increase water and nutrient retention for the following year. I thought I was on the ball! I … Continue reading Cover crops?
A while back we watched a show on Netflix called Street Food: South America. I think I have written about it before, but regardless if you like food you should watch it. Anyway, the first episode is based in Argentina and is centered around a chef who specializes in these giant cheese crusted potato omelets. … Continue reading Tortilla de Patatas
When we set up the solar system (I love saying that, I know it's technically a photovoltaic (PV) system, but I will forever use this one) we were able to obtain 60 batteries for free. A company that had used these batteries as a server backup had gone under and left them to be disposed … Continue reading Batteries not included