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Archive for February, 2011

Comfort foods…

Monday, February 28th, 2011

===As some folks know, I have a fair bit of allergies…..as does my entire family except my mother. ===It did not help that we had different allergies. ===You can imagine the “fun” my mother had in figuring out foods we could all eat, else she would have to do separate dishes. ===Well, it has been [...]

A fine morning…and vermicomposting

Monday, February 28th, 2011

===So far this morning has been quite nice.  I have had my coffee, and I have cared for the rabbits.  I am getting some of the outdoor chores done in short bursts, as it is intermittently raining. (some distant thunder rolling up and down the mountain to our east, the fogs are actually rolling up [...]

Rabbits…and other thoughts…

Monday, February 21st, 2011

===We now have them..  We have a number of projects we have been meaning to do, and today we decided that we were going to go to Tractor Supply and get the materials I needed to make cages and possibly a hutch. I found a very nice design for a PVC framework to hang cages [...]

The morning quotes…and other thoughts (URBAN HOMESTEADING!!!!!)

Monday, February 21st, 2011

===”You know, if we had spawned when we met, we would have someone to work on the land right now…(grins)  (This was not me, by the by, this was my wonderful wife…) ===This of course spawned an entertaining morning conversation about children, farming, and proper application of children. ===(We just visited a fine local farm [...]

Quite alive…

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

===Back from traveling, in the midst of taking up an old vinyl floor off of concrete for my neighbors.  The weather is wonderfull… ===And now, back to the floor!

Honey has been bottled!

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

===Well, we might have lost the hive, but we did get some honey out of it.  About 44 pounds of honey. ===I think we will do far better this year.  Bees have been ordered, we will be putting in a windbreak (strawbales this year, plants growing nearby to grow into a hedge/windbreak…and I will be [...]


Friday, February 4th, 2011

===Looks like if I do cross-post, it will go to both DreamWidth and LiveJournal….not a big issue, but I would have liked to have some ability to pick and choose when i post from the WordPress on rialian.com.

Books I will eventually get…

Friday, February 4th, 2011

The Buzz about Bees: Biology of a Superorganism ===I have been hearing about this man’s work for a good while, and finally it has come out in English!  The German speaking people on the bee forum I most read (Natural Beekeeping Network have been abuzz about this man for a few years, and the tidbits [...]

Coffee and Tangents!

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

===As some may know, the folks here at Mithlond like their coffee…to the point that we do intend to have tree or two in that greenhouse we are planning so that we have some slight production here .  We would not likely ever produce enough for our levels of consumption, but a ritual cup or [...]

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

===Well, the firewood did indeed come today.  They brought a bit more than last time, and I gifted them with a bottle of mead.  (I also paid them for the wood and delivery, of course….)(grins) ===The house is warm, there is a candle in the window burning, and all is well with the world.  Have [...]