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Foods — Mostly Organic — To Have On Hand

Foods — Mostly Organic — To Have On Hand ~ Richard Hudson Vegetables can be a combination of those bought or grown: asparagus, broccoli, carrots, celery, Swiss chard, garlic, kohlrabi, lettuce, green onions, brussels sprouts, leeks, peas, spinach, squash (acorn, butternut, zucchini), green beans, sweet potatoes, tomatoes. Most of these vegetables can be grown in the […]

Do Our Plants Know That We Love Them

Do Our Plants Know That We Love Them   Many of you may regard the notion that we can have a kind of loving relationship with our plants as a bit odd, but in many ways this is a kind of natural idea to think about. We are certainly here with them on the Earth […]

Growing Herbs: The Right Kind

  Growing Herbs: The Right Kind Herbs are simple to grow, but there are so many kinds & varieties that one should start slow and from a good idea about just why you want them. The reasons may be many but they can be overdone. You don’t want to do that because they are a valuable […]

Getting Ready For Salads From The Early Spring Garden

 Getting Ready For Salads From The Early Spring Garden   Over the last two weeks we’ve used up everything left in the refrigerator vegetable drawer in preparation for salads composed of items totally from our garden of pots & Earth Boxes. We’ve had tons of Roma and cherry tomatoes right along for over a month […]

A New Way Forward In Gardening

    We are seeing significant changes in small-scale gardening and farming communities emerging in cities .  We are also likely to see many people increasingly move to back yard or even front yard gardening and more toward supporting co-operatives and wholesale farmer’s markets. Much of this is driven by economic issues, which also threaten […]

Chicken Cannellini Bean Chili

    Sprinkle one and one half cups of diced chicken breast with 1 teaspoon salt. In 6-quart Dutch oven or equivalent pot, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil on medium-high until very hot. Add chicken to Dutch oven in 2 batches, and cook 6 minutes per batch or until chicken is no longer pink, stirring occasionally […]

Mid-Winter Roma Tomatoes in Earth Boxes

  Mid-Winter Roma Tomatoes in Earth Boxes   In early October I started a mid winter garden on the back porch-lanai. We’re located in Florida, about 50 miles south of Tampa. It’s often cold and can even freeze now and then in November and January, but it’s been rather warmer than that the last two years. […]

A Difficult Four Years For The 113th Congress

    Today a new Congress is sworn in. It will be more Democratic in both the House and Senate. In principle, this can lead to a more facile legislative agreement than we saw in the 112th Congress. Most likely this Congress will make better decisions that the last one, but one does not anticipate […]

Connnecticut School Shootings

    Adam Lanza entered a grade school in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday morning,  December 14, with multiple weapons where he killed 20 young students, and six adults and then himself just as first responders were about to arrive.  Lanza was described as quiet, reclusive, and painfully shy. He apparently  had easy access to both […]

Chalk Drawing

  Chalk Drawing Using regular chalks on simple surfaces as well as larger scaled drawings on streets and sidewalks as a second step can be a great way to start and simultaneously develop skills that will surprise beginners. A simple drawing of water with distant land on the horizon and a bright but perhaps cloudy sky […]