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I am on an email list for my neighborhood. People post about events, crime, block clubs, house sales, and many other normal neighborhood discussions. Yesterday there was a very interesting email. A woman was given plants and had extra tomatoes and peppers. She said she put them on her front steps, and anyone who wanted …

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Wordless Wednesday – the midnight edition

Wordless Wednesday – the midnight edition [ read more... ]

Almost berries

Almost berries [ read more... ]

A rather home grown breakfast

A rather home grown breakfast

To the above I added eggs, cheese, butter, salt, pepper, garlic, turkey and ham. It all got cooked into 1 big scramble in cast iron. It was beyond delicious.

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Food Prices To Date

2.66 oz. Snow Peas at 38 cents an oz. (6 dollars a lb) = $1.01 8 oz. Mesclun at 50 cents an oz. (8 dollars a lb) = $4.00 12 oz. Swiss Chard at 50 cents an oz. (4 oz. for 2 dollars) = $6.00 2.5 lbs baby potatoes at 1.75 dollars a lb = …

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Urban Homestead Beanery

By now you have noticed that little area up there with the coffee beans. Yeah, the one that says Urban Homestead Beanery, that one. Beginning July 3, 2010, we will be selling fresh roasted coffee at the Gordon Square Market on Saturdays. We will have beans, fresh  pressed pots for drinking while you shop, and …

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harvest monday and potato ponderings…

harvest monday and potato ponderings…

Yesterday was garden day. I had neglected the weeding and poking and prodding. The mesclun had already bolted and the potato plants were dying. The basil needed a haircut, and I had 2 huge pots in my backseat that needed filling. It was hot, like sweat dripping down your face hot, and I got sunburned, …

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and then there were 3…

and then there were 3…

Three more peapods today. They were a nice little snack. I estimate that the average peapod of mine weighs .06 oz. This means I have harvested .3 oz. of peapods (or 5 peapods). There are a lot more blossoms out there, however. I think there are 2 volunteer tomato plants in the garden beds. I …

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2 peas in a pod…or 2 pea pods

2 peas in a pod…or 2 pea pods

Yesterday I harvested 2 pea pods. Prof ate one and I ate one. I wish there had been more, because they were delicious! There are about a dozen more blossoms or so. We won’t have enough to eat as a side dish, but we will get some to snack on. Next year I plant many …

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Dinner: roasted chicken and veg with sauteed spinach

Dinner: roasted chicken and veg with sauteed spinach [ read more... ]

Beginning of June Photos

Beginning of June Photos [ read more... ]

a few photos…

a few photos…

Potato flowers Shroom growing in one of my tomato planters. He goes byebye when I get home. This is Crazy Cat. It lives in the neighborhood. It is crazy looking.

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