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Today's Harvest

The metal bowl contains 5 pounds of Jerusalem Artichokes (aka Sunchokes).  I’ll make a soup tonight, and next week will feature Sunchokes fried in Sage Butter, and Roasted Sunchokes (perhaps with Blue Potatoes). 102 more words

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Olla Irrigation/Groundcover Project

I enjoy listening to Permaculture podcasts while I am driving, or performing menial tasks at work.  I am always picking up interesting new factoids and discovering new possibilities.  591 more words

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Renovation Update: Finished Flooring, Bathroom and Basement

Here are some new pictures from the house!

The bathroom is functional, so we can say goodbye to the porter potty, yay!

The shower head and faucet have also been installed. 52 more words


In the Garden

It looks like we are going to get a second crop of artichokes this year.  Last year we only got them in the spring.  Has anyone else gotten artichokes in both the Spring & Fall from the same plants?

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Renovation Update: Doors, Trim, Primer and more Foam

Renovation Update!

Today, I stopped by the house and we had a new front door! As well as a new door leading into the house from the mud room.   176 more words


Fermented Chile Rojo Garlic Hot Sauce

Yesterday I had fun with fermentation.  I started a batch of red pepper and garlic hot sauce.


  • 2 1/2 pounds mixed hot red peppers (I used habaneros, jalapenos, and an unidentified hot red pepper growing in my front yard)
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Renovation Update: Spray Foam Insulation and Sheet Rock

We are moving right along with the homestead renovation.  We have about 90% of the spray foam insulation in on the main level and the interior walls have sheet rock, as well as the ceilings.   36 more words