Monthly archive January, 2009

Harvesting January

Everything outside is either dead or sleeping (well, except the chickens of course), but we are nowhere near empty here on our little urban homestead. The last year of canning, drying, freezing and cold storage has left us with tons of options still for eating local, organic produce. I wanted to share just a couple...
Winter Chickens

Winter Chickens

It’s been awhile since I’ve written about my flock of urban chickens, who have been quietly keeping toasty during this unusually cold winter. We had a spot of snow again last night, so I checked on the girls this morning. When the temperatures drop below freezing, we make sure they have thawed water and fluffy...
Onward

Onward

Yesterday I enjoyed my first cup of coffee at a crowded local bar, watching the inauguration unfold and history be written. It felt to good to be out in the crowd sharing the anticipation and rejoicing together. I spent the rest of the day walking around in an Obama cloud. I thought his speech was...

Driveway Project Complete

The driveway is done! This project would typically take about two weekends to build, but we had a snow storm roll through town and my grandfather passed away. Now that we have had a couple weeks to recover from those things, it took very little time to finish up the job. My goal was to...

American Victory Gardens in World War II

For those of you who commented on my last post or emailed me asking to read the research paper I wrote on Victory Gardens, here you go! Keep in mind this is a short research paper, so it is a little dry. My favorite part by far was reviewing the reseearch material. Those old, yellow...