Category Archive: Gardening & Homesteading

 The Whiny Cold House Blog

[Content Notes: winter, home energy bills, HEAP, seasonal affective disorder, keeping poor people poor] . Even if you’re not trying to figure out how to cut heating bills, it’s fascinating to read about… Continue reading

Unexpected Food Sources In Your Garden – Empress of Dirt

Unexpected Food Sources In Your Garden – Empress of Dirt.

Garden Update: The corn was definitely ‘knee-high by the 4th of July’

Well, the garden has had time to do some growing, so just a little update to tell how things are going. First… remember my Bean Trellis I made with crutches and 6-pack rings?… Continue reading

Lunchtime Links: how to grow beets, a retractable window garden, and an online map for freegans

Here’s today’s things…. how to grow beets, with brian campbell. It turns out I’m no Dwight Schrute when it comes to beet growing so I really appreciated that. This is only the second… Continue reading

Lunchtime Links: 20 Protein-Packed Black Bean Recipes, tomato-growing tips, and Tarbuj Ka Chutney

Lunchy links. Writing this as I’m eating leftover tabouleh and fish. Yum 20 Protein-Packed Black Bean Recipes | Brit + Co..   Good tomato growing tips for you newbies out there.   Tabuj… Continue reading

Garden Enemy #1

Caught this bugger this morning in the Hav-a-Hart trap. We’re about to hand him off to someone to take far,far away from my garden. BUT the bad news is, the woodchuck I saw… Continue reading

Lunchtime Link: Drying Clothes Without Electricity

Not much to share today. My hubby got hurt yesterday and is out of work until Monday at the very earliest. We’ll see what happens on Monday. Since he’s home, he’s on parenting… Continue reading

Lunchtime Links: Fire Escape Gardening, using Garlic Mustard Greens, and dealing with canned tomatoes

Some good things to pass along today.   Link→  17 Tips For Starting Your Own Herb Garden. These are all great tips for small space gardening. The tip about buying seedlings versus seeds…might… Continue reading

Lunchtime Links: Food Stamp enrollment declining,freezing food safely…. + + +

Hey, this might be good news? Enrollment in SNAP has started to drop. (But in the back of my mind, I’m thinking about how GOP reps wanting to emulate California’s success in discouraging… Continue reading

Lunchtime Links: An app that helps you track down restaurant & grocery store leftovers and a Garden to Cafeteria program in Oakland

foodish things for today… A new app is coming this fall that lets users buy surplus food from grocery stores and restaurants at a discount. Supermarkets and restaurants will put their excess food inventory… Continue reading