Monthly Archives: March 2005

Chick Magnet

That’s our friend Novella with one of the 22 chicks she is raising at her urban farm here in Oakland. She got a straight run of mixed heavy breeds. We finally got over there last week to fondle and coo … Continue reading

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Where Do You Get Your Meat?

A couple years ago, Holly and I decided that as part of our approach to permaculture, we needed to take factory farming into account. The more we learned about “conventional” practices in the agricultural industries, the more we felt that … Continue reading

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Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons

Here’s a great recipe to prepare with those preserved lemons you made! Like the recipe for the lemons, I adapted this recipe from the book Moroccan Cafe. Our colloquial name for this dish is “Moroccan Chicken.” Ingredients 3.5 to 4 … Continue reading

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Pea Patch

Spring fever has well and truly set in, despite the fact that yesterday was cool and grey all day. We are particularly ebullient since we again have had a weekend without full-time office work. Planting and cooking and cleaning urges … Continue reading

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On Speaking Too Soon

OK, I was wrong. It’s not a heat wave. But it’s still sunny, and it did stop raining.

Posted in The Garden.

March Heat Wave

The rains have stopped, and approximately ten days early, Spring is Here. Today dawned sunny and warm, so warm that we even opted for shorts for our morning workout. Tomorrow we plan to spend some time in the garden. We’ll … Continue reading

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