a very happy new year to you!!!

a very happy new year to you!!!

It is now 2012. I am going to apologize for the disarray, and then quickly move on as though no time has been lost. First, a quick recap, just to bring you up to speed… The chickens are doing wonderfully! Although the Winter has been rather mild, and the rest of the United States knows …

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photos of food…

day 2 lunch: homemade carbonara

   

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…in which we explore fava beans, without chianti…

finished fava bean dip

Any time I hear the words ‘fava beans’, I immediately think of the above video and make that frightening slurping noise, either in my head or aloud to Mr. T.U.H. This makes going to the market especially amusing at times. Still, I had never cooked with one. Today Por Bar Farm had the most beautiful …

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eating in, 216 style

day 1 dinner: Grill This! Grilled corn, grilled green beans, grilled pork chop from Blackbird

The beginning: At the start of May, 2011, we joined a herd-share. What this means is that we purchased a share of a herd of cows. Every month we pay a fee to cover a portion of housing, feeding, caring for, and milking of said cows. The cows live on a happy little farm about …

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bock bock bock…

Wendy O

The chicks are doing great. The above photos are from their second day here. They look totally different now, so I will have to update with new photos tonight. They are still in the brooder and we are picking up their new digs tomorrow! Can’t wait to mod the dog house and build the run! …

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The Lorain Avenue General Store, and other projects

Inside of the shop

Through Cleveland’s, seemingly, never ending April showers I can see a glimmer of sunlight sent to remind me that warmth is really on its way. We have survived yet another deep freeze, and the sprouts in the bathroom mean it will soon be outside time again. Let’s recap what has been going on around This …

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Urban Homesteading: Let’s Talk Definitions

It saddens me greatly to see how deeply the “legal happy” mentality of our nation has saturated our lives. As you may well know, the Dervaes family (http://www.urbanhomestead.org) has caused a complete uproar in the Urban Homestead movement by filing for, and obtaining, trademarks on “Urban Homestead” and “Urban Homesteading”. Notice I said movement. Up …

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Kind of Adult Chicken Pot Pie

I live in Cleveland. I don’t know if you have ever been here before, but in the Winter it gets cold. In the recent past we have at least two days a year where we simply don’t leave the house. It isn’t for lack of want, I mean there is so much going on out …

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i haven’t forgotten…

salmon and risotto

I got caught up. Harvests became too much for me to photograph and weigh; my totals are so very off. Living in Cleveland, Winter is always looming. It was all I could do to come in once the sun had gone down. I knew my time outside was beyond precious as the daylight hours grew …

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food, glorious food

food, glorious food

There has been quite a lot of food preservation going on here at T.U.H. The freezer is jam packed with tomato sauce, ketchup, raspberry jam, diced peppers, and things I am sure I am forgetting. The pantry is over flowing with jars of tomatoes, stewed tomatoes with onions and celery, peach quarters, green beans, apple …

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Harvest Monday (hey, it is only 11:39 pm!)

Harvest Monday (hey, it is only 11:39 pm!)

Why hello there. My name is Lisa Anne. I mention this, only because it is very possible you have all forgotten that I even exist, let alone what my name is. I apologize. Sometimes life has a way of running away with you, if you know what I mean. Don’t worry, however, because I still …

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Random photos…

Random photos…

As promised, here are random harvest photos. I am updating the totals page as well, but it is very off. I forget to write things down because I am so excited to eat them!

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