Sustainable Living

It’s That Time Again, Part 2: 200 Gallons!

If you have at least one or two Maple trees, give it a whirl. Any Maple will work–even Silver Maple. You can boil the sap down on your kitchen stove, and put some moisture into your house. That’s not a bad thing after the dry air of winter.

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Seed Order Time

I’m a beginning farmer—about to start my third season growing vegetables for most of my income—and I still have to think hard about

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Root Cellar Blues? Time to Make Sauerkraut!

It has been cold here. It isn’t really out of the ordinary, -10 degrees in January is pretty typical but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. My root cellar doesn’t like it either. It’s a fine dance we do, keeping the door open just enough to keep the temperature above freezing but not so high as to trick the carrots into thinking spring is here and it’s time to sprout.

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