Category Archives: Self sustainability

Organic Garden Maintenance

Organic Garden Maintenance If you are having a maintenance service maintain your grounds and gardens, pay attention to whether or not they are routinely using Round Up. If you have a gravel driveway and it has not been recently replaced, … Continue reading

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Class K Mendocino County

Navigating class K , or Rural Residential permits is a bit complicated, yet well worth it. A very well written law, Class K allows you to build using recycled, upcycled building materials and alternative methods of construction http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/planning/pdf/Class_K_Ordinance.pdf . Including … Continue reading

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Stone Soup -cooking from the garden, whatever the season

I’m afraid I’m quite boring in my use of spices, although most of the spices I use come straight from the garden. My husband and kids don’t like spicy food much or strange herbs, even curries. So my standby is … Continue reading

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Fun on the farm

Life on the farm sometimes feels like that movie “Babe”, you know where all the animals are such crazy characters ? The animals here are like that. Our horses are some of the funniest. We already had the horses when … Continue reading

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Happy Life in the Country

New Years Day working in the garden. So much garden work to do at this time of the year. I’m pruning deciduous trees and shrubs, fruit trees, roses, hydrangeas, fushias. Cutting back perennials. Transplanting or planting out new plants. I … Continue reading

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The Good Life

It was the best of times, it is the best of times. It has been so hard to slow down enough to enjoy what we have built here. Tonight I got to put the chickens away, a job Dennis usually … Continue reading

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The Calif. Food Act Has Passed !

the California Homemade Food Act, was signed into law today. The California Homemade Food Act legalizes the sale of homemade, “non-potentially hazardous” foods by creating a two-tier system of “cottage food operations” based upon the point of sale. Having captured … Continue reading

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