Monthly Archives: March 2012

GROW! Film Review

Last night a few of us went to a screening of GROW! at a local synagogue.  The film follows the stories of a group of young farmers all over Georgia, starting a new generation of passion for growing food and … Continue reading

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Food Waste Friday – Well I’ll Be

Every Friday, Kristen over at The Frugal Girl posts a picture of her food waste. She invites other bloggers to join in her effort to save money and reduce the amount of food that gets thrown away in our country … Continue reading

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Independence Days Challenge 2012 – Week 6

Producing more food for my family and becoming generally more self-sufficient has been one of my long time goals now, so I was excited to see the Independence Days Challenge is back on Sharon Astyk’s excellent blog The Chatelaine’s Keys. … Continue reading

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Thompson Farms Receives a Step 5+ Animal Welfare Rating

As I learn more about food production and pay more attention to what I eat, one of the most important issues for me is where my meat comes from.  There is so much evidence mounting that pastured meats are healthier … Continue reading

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Touch it Once Update

Quite some time ago, I posted on the “Touch it Once” rule for house cleaning and general life organizery.  The short story is that no matter what you do, you always finish it/put it up/clean it up before moving on … Continue reading

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Garden Update – March

I am currently on a journey to provide healthy, chemical free food for my family from our own land.  My goal is to provide over half of our fresh produce during the year – I’m nowhere near there yet, but … Continue reading

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Saturday Links

It was a good week but busy overall, lots of working and lots of garden time.  It’s really getting in full swing around here.  I also moved our baby chicks outside – they’re about 4 weeks old now and the … Continue reading

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Food Waste Friday – Not as bad as you think

Every Friday, Kristen over at The Frugal Girl posts a picture of her food waste. She invites other bloggers to join in her effort to save money and reduce the amount of food that gets thrown away in our country … Continue reading

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Independence Days Challenge 2012 – Week 5

Producing more food for my family and becoming generally more self-sufficient has been one of my long time goals now, so I was excited to see the Independence Days Challenge is back on Sharon Astyk’s excellent blog The Chatelaine’s Keys. … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Garden Pics – Peach Tree in Bloom

This is the second year I’ve had my patio peach, but the first year I’ve gotten to see it in bloom: The flowers are a welcome burst of color at this time of year… I’m not sure what makes these … Continue reading

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