Monthly Archives: May 2006

Salad Dressing Ramble

I have loved salad my whole life (to my mother’s delight), but in my preteen years that meant Wish Bone Italian dressing. I loved that dressing. I can still sharply visualize the little mysterious bits floating in the vinegar layer at the bottom of the bottle, beneath the top level of oil. Continue reading

Posted in Food., Recipes., Sustainability. | 11 Comments

New Discoveries

I just wrote a rather lengthy post on the Eat Local Challenge weblog. I hope you’ll take a look. Here’s how it starts: As the month progresses, I am learning more about our local foodshed every day. Living in this … Continue reading

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Dusty Hot Springs

We got the fencing up around their yard a couple weeks ago and they absolutely love it. Continue reading

Posted in Homesteading., The Chickens. | 7 Comments

Don't Forget the Chickens!

As Patrick commenced his own super-hero changing routine, I went out to load up my bike for our ride downtown to the late drop-off location. Continue reading

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Local pizza delivery . . . and I do mean local!

OK, don’t kid yourself: we’re trying to eat local this month, but we’re certainly not doing it every meal, every day. Along with the Eat Local Challenge, May features a particularly rigorous work schedule for us; TWO Breakfast-on-the-Bridges events; and, … Continue reading

Posted in Eat Local Challenge 2006, Food., Restaurants. | 5 Comments

Patrick and Willy Wheeling away the Evening

Patrick is finally lacing up his coveted Phil Wood hubs for the fixed gear. Continue reading

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When I sit at the wheel to center a mound of clay, if I am not there in my mind, in myself, then the clay will not center. Continue reading

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