Longtime champion of local food, Glenda Bartosh, turned her attention to apples this week, and discovered that our very own Traced Elements regular, Mike Roger, is quite the apple man. Glenda gave us permission to repost her column here. Photo …
The hard work of farming is even harder when the weather turns. John Alpaugh comes to the end of his first season farming, and ponders the nature of work and the reward of satisfaction.
Planting Garlic Is My Most Potent Annual Prayer
How the annual fall ritual of planting garlic becomes the talisman I'll hang around my neck as we head into an uncertain winter.
Nature’s Gifts – Chanterelles
October might have caught you by the surprise. Embrace it, by going mushroom hunting. Kristina Bland effuses over the joy of chanterelle season.
Farming for Change: introducing writer-farmer John Alpaugh
What better place to wait out a global pandemic than working on an organic farm in Pemberton? John Alpaugh reflects on how he landed here.
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Bring your own bubbles: how to make a ginger bug (wild fermented soda) ie your own healthy pop
I didn't want to buy Soda Stream cartridges, so I made my own bubbles. It still makes me ridiculously happy. And it's easy, too.
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To be prepared, ask a better question
I've been wrestling with the task of getting a 72 hour emergency preparedness kit together for years now. And still have made no real progress on that grab and go bag. On Thursday, as kids headed off back to school, …
An end to the fits and starts
I recently, well 33 days ago, signed up for a creative workshop that asks that you ship something every day for 100 days. It's hard. I am a "do it when the muse shows up" creative. And, this course teaches …
From 20 hives, our own Nurture in Nature bees have been busy buzzzyy... Our own honey is now available in our Farm-acy Stand and with the wax caps from the honey combs, came an exciting learning day of rendering the …
Picklepalooza: preserving high summer for my Future Self (and friends)
It's not really cost-effective, this pickling and preserving business, I realize, as I empty another $20 bottle of Bragg's apple cider vinegar into a pot. My husband keeps checking in, nervously asking "Are you having fun?" because these evenings are …
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