Monthly Archives: October 2013

Tarragon Ginger Soda

This summer, one of the ways I used our excess fruit was to make delicious probiotic homemade sodas using my homemade ginger bug.  I made plum soda (one of my favorites!), strawberry soda, elderberry soda, ginger-apple soda, and probably others … Continue reading

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Green Chicken Curry with Sweet Peppers

The mornings have definitely had a chill here lately, and we’ve been harvesting the last of our summer crops – the last of the peppers got picked last weekend, cucumbers got picked during the week, and tomatoes will be picked … Continue reading

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RIP Nugget

I buried our oldest chicken, Nugget, yesterday morning.  Not the most fun thing to do before even having my first cup of coffee, but it had to be done.  

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Harvest Totals September 2013

Here are the harvest totals for September, with approximate market value (using retail pricing from our local grocery store and the farmer’s market, with guesstimate pricing on items I haven’t seen for sale).  

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The one that (almost) got away

I caught my very first swarm today – twice.  And it was a ridiculously easy process – the first time.  Here’s how it went down. I had just gotten home from my usual late-morning walk with the husband, dog, and … Continue reading

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