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Reading (or listening) Book List

My most recent discovery over the past couple months has been free audiobooks via the public library system, what a find! Just by having a library card you can download an app called OverDrive you can check out audiobooks for… Continue Reading →

2017 Harvest Summary

Our third year now with our annual Harvest Summary, continuing where our 2016 Summary left off. This year it took us a little while to get off the ground especially on the annuals because we spent some time planting new fruit… Continue Reading →

Much Mulch

Its that time! MULCHIN’ TIME!! That’s right, time to get down and dirty in the warm dirty mulch. I’ve learned that I actually love mulch. When Jim asked if I wanted to spread or shovel I said “heck yes I’ll… Continue Reading →

Spring Cleaning – Stripping the Coop!

Just a quick update for those new chicken moms! It’s important to do a deep clean of the coop at least twice a year. So in order to keep track my suggestion is to clean in the spring and fall…. Continue Reading →

Chicken Time Out

  Over the last weekend I was doing my usual chicken check and noticed that when I ventured out only nine ladies greeted me in the outside run like they usually do. When I opened up the door to the… Continue Reading →

SkinnyTaste’s Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups

I love the Skinnytaste cookbook and I was excited to find a Meatless Monday section. Unfortunately most of the section had meals with lots of pasta. I’m never going to complain about pasta, I love pasta, but if looking to… Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Chickens!

We have had our ten ladies for a little over a year now. They are in the process of molting, so they are rather odd looking at the moment but we still love them. We celebrated them by getting them… Continue Reading →

Baked Leek with Cream and Tarragon

(This recipe is from Fresh From the Farmer’s Market by Janet Fletcher) I know, the picture is pitiful. I would love to know how she created such a beautiful picture for her cookbook because it is just not a pretty… Continue Reading →

Fresh From the Farmer’s Market Orecchiette with Chard and Ricotta

If you have read Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal Vegetable Miracle and have decided to try and eat locally for a year this cookbook would definitely be helpful. It organizes recipes based on what to you can find seasonally at your local farmer’s… Continue Reading →

Na’an Pizza

In a pinch I always make Na’an. We had Jim’s parents over for dinner recently and I was planning to have eggplant hamburgers and last minute I realized we didn’t have hamburger buns so I made Na’an wraps to use instead…. Continue Reading →

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