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Back to School Breakfast--Omelet Muffins

Tonight I made up a batch of pancakes and some individually-sized omelets in a muffin tin. This gives the kids their breakfasts for the next couple of days and allows me to be completely spaced out in the mornings while I adjust to their new schedule. 351 more words


apple pressing

This time of year is all about preserving the harvest, and some of that is the making of chutneys and pickles.  I have stocked up on supplies of malt vinegar, something that the village shops run out of quickly at this time of year as others are  doing the same, but this made me consider making our own vinegar, and I have been tuning into various mutterings over vinegar making on the net – in particular… 208 more words


Aquadulce Longpod Broad Bean

Lately we’ve turned our attention to the upcoming seasons, AUTUMN (and Winter!) and the impending hungry gap. It’s our first winter season as Allotmenteers so we’re trying our a few things both to grow and eat over the season and to overwinter into the spring. 174 more words


Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue

Sometimes silence is golden. I love these two photos taken on our tour round Europe last summer. This was about 2 months into the trip and, being cooped up in the van for several hours per day, we’d had plenty of time for chatting. 78 more words

A Quick Rant:Plants Can 'Talk' To Each Other by Clicking Their Roots

by Timon Singh, 06/14/12

Photo via Shutterstock

Watch what you say around your houseplants — they can probably hear you, and they might even be talking about you. 370 more words


Storey Publishing

“Embrace Creative Self-Reliance”

It’s hard for me to adequately express how much I love this publishing company.  I first came into contact with them through my job at the bookstore, and immediately fell in love — not just with their catalog of books, but with their whole mission, and the story of how they came to be.

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The Dilemmas of Small Farming

Unlike last year, we’ve had many successes here on the HHA (Happy Half Acre) this year.  The rabbits are growing well.  The chickens are free ranging more and the children are helping out more and more with chores.   516 more words