Pay it Forward

Old picture without shrubs, but you get the idea We have a big front yard. I may have mentioned that before. Anyways, currently it only has a few plants and is mostly just mulch. I may have mentioned that before too.  I’m just waiting to get notified by the city that we have to landscape…

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Elderflower Syrup

This morning was a morning for cocktails. I don’t mean I got up at 7am and started drinking. Though I might not always decline a mimosa or Bloody Mary when offered (yes, please!), I’m generally not much for the wake-and-partake. Well, OK, I’ll admit: after 10am, all bets are off. But today I wasn’t drinking…

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More Summer Veggies or Wait?

The vegetable beds are beginning to open up now that we’ve taken out all of our peas (after saving the seed of course), and almost all of our garlic and lettuce (waiting for lettuce seed). The chard is bolting so hopefully it won’t be too long before we get seed from that and are able…

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The Seed Bank

Not this past weekend, but the weekend before was my birthday. Tom asked me what I wanted to do and the answer was simple, though kind of odd. I wanted to go to the 1 year anniversary celebration of the Seed Bank in Petaluma, CA. The Seed Bank is run by Baker Creek Heirlooms. It’s…

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Monday’s Guests- Felt bags

The Inadvertent Gardener Monday’s Guest is The Inadvertent Gardener, Kim.  She lives on a small 10 acre farm in Washington State where she raises organic produce, animals, and 5 kids…4 of which are boys!  Some of their unusual animals include a camel, 4 llamas, a pygmy goat, sheep, chickens, geese, and an occasional turkey now…

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Flickr of inspiration- Baskets

Eggs in a Basket, originally uploaded by Jean&Vic. I love the versatility of baskets. Usually made from renewable resources like grass, they can be used for all sorts of things, again and again as the need changes. Much better than a plastic bag or a cardboard box. Check out our Flickr Gallery of photos to…

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Flickr of inspiration- recipe storage

Recipe Box Re-do, originally uploaded by The Farm Chicks. recipe book, originally uploaded by ionracas. From My Grandma’s Recipe Box Zine, originally uploaded by joanieponytail57. As I try to become more efficient at teaching myself to cook, shop locally, use fresh organic produce and cook handmade meals, I am searching for all the tools I…

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