Monthly Archives: July 2013

Roasted Beets = Yum!

I like beets.  I like them pickled.  (Greer makes them.)  I like them fermented and made into borscht.  I like them raw in salads.  But most of the time when Farmer Pete gives them to us, they linger in the … Continue reading

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Well Fed: Paleo Cookbook Review

I reserved a new Paleo cookbook from the library.  (I like to preview books before adding them to our household library!)  Well-Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat, by Melissa Joulwan, is my favorite Paleo cookbook to date! Joulwan … Continue reading

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Virginia Visit 2: Soap Making

I learned how to make soap the old-fashioned way!  My friend Susan makes amazing cold-processed soaps as a hobby.  (I am proud to be part of her soap-of-the-month club.)   During my visit, she agreed to show me the ropes! It … Continue reading

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Buffy is released, Goldie goes back to jail

So, after serving three days in chicken jail, Buffy was no longer broody.  Sister Goldie though started getting broody on Tuesday, that’s bad, two broody hens and I only have one cell in chicken jail!  So this morning when Buffy … Continue reading

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Virginia Visit 2: Refreshments with my Great Aunts

I am currently working on a family history project, culminating with a book that includes genealogy, photos, and oral stories of our ancestors.  To that end, I am spending almost three weeks in Virginia, gathering stories from family members. One highlight so … Continue reading

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Buffy goes to chicken jail

Buffy had started acting broody.  The typical signs, defensive posture all fluffed out, acting weird.  That lasted a week or so without sitting in the nesting box.  She would act like that occasionally, but not consistently.  Then one day the … Continue reading

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Virginia Visit 2: Eggs from the Farmer’s Market

I stopped by the Blacksburg Farmer’s Market, and was pleased to find someone selling eggs.  Aren’t they pretty?  Look at that huge Americauna blue/green egg in the back!  (It turned out to be a double-yolker.) I purchased red carrots from … Continue reading

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