Adding Another Super and a Bit o’ Honey

Our bees have been busy this year, but as the summer is slowly transitioning to fall they are making their own preparations. Even though this is their first year in the hive we’re going to have a decent honey harvest, which is rare for first year bees. Because of their large honey stores they are…

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July’s Harvest Totals

July is when the garden starts to get into full stride. It was a good thing too. Our 3 months of not buying any food started out with our first harvest of green beans, zucchini and cucumbers. The timing couldn’t have been better. Then as July rolled on tomatoes rolled in. Tomatillos, carrots and celery…

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Monday’s Guests – Twinkies vs. Carrots

Last week I was contacted by Nathan Proctor of CALPIRG (the California Public Interest Research Group) about their new video on farm subsidies and how they relate to obesity. ——————————————————– We’re launching a huge effort to educate and mobilize people about how these subsidies — which mostly go to corn, wheat and soy — make…

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Reader Questions – Accepting the Chicks

 Our Broody Speckled Sussex  When we first gave chicks to our two broody hens, Lynda from the Wisdom of the Radish and author of a book with the same name asked us about the acceptance. “Did they accept them? I once had hens “accept” new chicks only to, a few days later, decide…

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The Perennial Plate

Have you heard of the Perennial Plate yet? Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine are touring the country to find stories of sustainable food. This episode is when they came to visit the SF Bay Area and they spent a bit of time at Pluck and Feather. I look forward to next week’s episode featuring Hank…

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