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Pre-Summer Excitement

SO many stories to tell. Summer is finally here, Solstice has passed the moon is full and the days are long and warm. We’ve had a great spring for mushrooms and the local morels are pouring into our tummies and the dehydrator. Grass is tall because of all the rain which is good news for all our pastured animals.

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Whole Food Without the Kitchen

We are on the go a lot and as a result I am tempted quite often to opt for food that is quick and easy and convenient. The result is that we eat a lot of raw, whole food. Breakfast has been changed from granola to rolled oats soaked overnight. In the morning we add dried grapes (aka raisins) and cherries or perhaps some canned peaches or pears and top it off by stirring in a spoonful of honey. As…

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Bokashi Progress Report

It has been a bit over two weeks since we made our bokashi bran, so we can start checking it now. Our instructions say that we are to look for whitish fuzz over the top and a sour fermented smell. Mine (I made 5 Kg) has a whitish fuzz, dotted with blue mold spots that look similar to a bread mold, over the top but not in the in the center of the top. I am thinking that this just…

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Drifting in a Sea

It seems I have lost my focus a little in the past few months. In February I found out that our plans would not be able to go ahead on the downtown property as I had planned. This threw me a little as I had envisioned a lot of really great things happening there.

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Real Milk + Fresh Eggs + Plenty of Parsley = :)

Project Parsley. Ha ha. Not really but I do love the stuff and employ nearly everyone I know to plant it in their yards so that I can eat it when I come over. I’m not even kidding. I milk a cow for a friend when they go away so that we can have fresh, raw milk. I won’t drink anything else. Neither will my kids. Next project, make some cheese and butter with said milk.

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Making your own Bokashi Bran

A small group of people wanted to give a new idea a try. We’d heard about bokashi composting and thought to ourselves ‘hey I’d like to do that.’ When the costs mounted ever higher what once seemed like a simple project turned into an investment. And thus the Bokashi group was formed. We made our bran at a friends place on May 8th. Instructions are below:

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"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

~ Ansel Adams"

July 9, 2014
July 8, 2014
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July 8, 2014