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November 2012 Blog Posts (7)

Added Chickens and Quails

Last week we added 6 chickens, 2 mails, and 4 females to our household and 4 quail.  I believe we have 2 male and 2 female.  2 of them still have baby fuzz on their heads so they are young.  

We built an aviary for them and they all seem very happy!

Added by Melissa Rennells on November 27, 2012 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Seeds sprouted inside tomatoes

The vine ripen orange tomatoes we got from Whole Foods a few days ago has sprouted seeds in them. Since the tomatoes probably don't taste very good now. I will just plant the sprouted seeds and see if they will grow. :-)

This is also not the first time I found sprouted seed tomatoes after I cut them for salad. It is always kind of fun to see the sprouts with green leaves inside the tomato, kind of like an easter egg. But today, I finally decided to try and plant them. Might as well…


Added by Jacq Davis on November 23, 2012 at 4:30pm — 11 Comments

Water Under the Bridge

The water under the bridge has been running fast and high after the deluge of changes that has flooded my humble existence in the past couple of…


Added by Michael Eldon Duggins on November 21, 2012 at 12:46am — No Comments

Fall planting continues...

Upcycled wooden drawer planter on wheels built, with the help of my awesome husband. Romanesco (broccoli), Di Cicco (broccoli), Rapini (broccoli), Thyme, Cilantro, Bloomsdale (spinach) and Tyee (spinach) seed sown. Let's see how this one goes~

Added by Jacq Davis on November 16, 2012 at 7:50pm — 5 Comments

TAP Program

When is the Tap program set to begin?

Added by Gail LaTour on November 9, 2012 at 8:33am — 1 Comment


We started our solar project about six months ago.  Waiting....waiting.  Finally, the installation happened and needed the mandatory inspections.  Waiting...waiting.  Just got the call, "will anyone be home Thursday at 9 so we can turn on your solar system?"  Anybody home?!  Really?!  I'm sooooo excited.  Finally we will be generating power rather than just admiring the system and we expect to have 69% of our power needs taken care of by the sun.

Solar - check.  Now, on to chickens…


Added by Kim West on November 6, 2012 at 3:58pm — 2 Comments

Am I way too excited?

I found Valley Permaculture Alliance last night and had a huge "this is what I've been looking for" moment!  I signed up and waited to be accepted.  Today, ta da, my acceptance was in my email and I can't wait to get started.  Is that weird or am I among other equally enthusiastic wanna be sustainable nuts?

I've been hoping to move to a more favorable climate but I don't think that is happening any time soon so I'm going to make the best of living just north of hell (at least in the…


Added by Kim West on November 1, 2012 at 4:09pm — 20 Comments

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