Monthly Archives: March 2012

Homemade Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Recipe

One of my biggest weaknesses is ice cream; I love it. Fruity, chocolaty, nutty, plain old vanilla – sign me up, man.

Cow Share, Eggs, Food, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian , , ,

Yogurt – A Cautionary Tale

Yesterday, I wrote about how easy it is to make yogurt at home. It’s just about foolproof – unless, of course, I am the fool in question.

Failures, Food

Homemade Greek Yogurt

When made at home, yogurt is an incredible food. Not only is it full of outstanding nutrition, but it is teeming with beneficial bacteria, or probiotics. In our [..]

Cow Share, Fermented Foods, Food, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian , , , ,

A Blogging Dichotomy

Many of us in the blogging community like to talk about sustainability, shopping locally, and leading a wholesome lifestyle. We believe in what we write, and we do [..]

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First Seeds In the Ground

In the garden, my largest battle every year is without a question weeds. They rule everything, relentlessly. The first year I tried to garden, I didn’t really know [..]

Gardening, Planning, Planting , , ,

Calling Chicken Whisperers

Howdy, knowledgeable chicken folks! Lately, I’ve been seeing a behavior from Harry (the largest chick, a beautiful Buff Orpington, who is most interested in dominance.) While she most [..]

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Homemade Sugar-Based Hair Removal “Wax”

In our last installment, I went on at some length about Leg Hair and how the stinkin’ heck to get rid of it. I gave a short recipe [..]

Personal Hygiene , ,

“All-Natural” Depilation

Let me warn you ahead of time: There are pictures of my pasty-white, hairy legs ahead. Brace yourselves; it’s not pretty. I’ll admit it, folks; I can’t carry [..]

How-To, Personal Hygiene, Toxins , , , , ,

Egg Signup Sheet

Ok, Southern Central Michiganders! It’s time to sign up and let me know if ¬†you’re interested in purchasing eggs from our flock this summer. Eggs from non-commercial hens [..]

Chickens, Eggs , ,

Mother Nature Does Not Fool Around

My little hens are now almost three and a half weeks old, and HOLY COW how they’ve grown. They look like miniature chickens! When I first met them, [..]

Chickens, First Weeks, Housing, Photos, Planning , ,