Thursday, February 26, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015
|My hell strips are under all that snow.|
I'm serious about home food production this year. I'm also serious about lists. I make lists of all the lists I'm going to make and that is not a joke (but I'll put 'make a joke' on the list). Put these two things together and you get a Monthly Gardening and Kitchen 'Honey Do' List. In this house, I am both the Honey and the List Maker, which is convenient. Here is what I'm working on this month:
Monday, February 9, 2015
Have you placed your seed order yet? I am almost ready but I 'm giving myself time to really think about this year's order of seeds and plants. As a sustainable gardener, I'm looking at what I already have before I order, and making sure when I do that any new seeds will help me meet my sustainable goals. Increasing the amount and variety of seeds I am saving for future planting is a priority and that process starts now with my seed order.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Jam tarts are a popular British teatime treat. They are simple to make and are a wonderful way to celebrate homemade jams and jellies. We British love our jam and take it quite seriously. My favorite scene from the movie Hope and Glory, set in London during World War Two, is when the dad brings home some jam which has washed up on the beach in crates from a sunken German ship. The family debates whether they should eat it because it could be a Nazi plot to poison them - after all, the Germans know how "mad" we are about jam! If you are also mad about jam these tarts are just the ticket.
Monday, February 2, 2015
|My friend Lynne will share in the honey produced from my hive located on her property.|
The longer I work towards building a sustainable life, the more I realize I can't do it on my own. Living in an urban/suburban neighborhood has many advantages, which is why we chose to live here but complete self-sufficiency is a challenge. Reaching out to others who have the same goals and interests can go a long way to helping us live the life we want. Here are five reasons why urban sustainable living takes a community.