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February, 2010 - Issue #105

 

COZY INSIDE WITH OUR FRIENDS

 

Potluckers grace our home often and bring warmth with them.  This picture of Adam with Spot was taken because it was Adam's first visit to Trouts Farm.

 

MORE FIRST TIME VISITORS

 

Dave, Rebekah and Stephen joined us for potluck and humored us by posing with our yard art.

 

A LONG WINTER

 

Seems like a long winter this year but the fact that this snow melted the next day was encouraging.

 

 

MID-MONTH SNOW IN FORTY-NINE STATES

 

Brother Joe took this picture of Nana's house in New Jersey about the same time Spot got another blanket of snow.  Snow fell in forty nine of the fifty United States.  

LET'S FACE IT

 

We'd be very lonely without our neighbors.  Jason brought his Mardi Gras mask over to show us.  Haruka gave Camille a beauty treatment.

 

VALENTINE'S DAY

 

They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.  So Camille cooked a time tested favorite meal for Bob.   She made mashed potatoes, golden gravy, deep fried breaded seitan cutlets and steamed greens seasoned with tamari, lemon juice and toasted sesame oil.

The chocolate beet cake with "love crème" also known as mayonnaise was a first.  Bob came across the recipe on Alternet and was immediately drawn to it because of the inclusion of mayonnaise. The topping is cool whip colored with beet juice.  Everything but the cool whip is vegan.

 

SETTING UP A GAME ROOM

 

Soon Tuesday nights will be games night at the Mill, thanks to the efforts of Greg, Carol and many more.  Greg, Curtiss and Mark wrestle with a new ping pong table assembly.  Arlo and Giles got after the foosball.

 

HARD WORKING FOLK

 

We like to think we don't work very hard these days but photos like these belie that assumption.  Bob is still working to clear the sidewalk around the largest in-ground container garden (what was once a swimming pool), one shovel-full at a time.  Camille mixed up sixteen and a half pounds of an pan dough for crop mob and spent her Sunday morning making An Pan - baked buns with sweetened adzuki bean paste filling.

 

SPOT LOVES COMPANY

 

Sometimes our friends come to us by day as in the case of Lisa and Evan.  Lisa, of Laughing Stock Farm just down the road, often comes over to spend time with Camille.  They generally end up in the kitchen.  Evan, of Yokayo Biofuels came to town to connect with the Piedmont Biodiesel design team and spent the night at Trouts Farm.

 

RICE PADDY MAKING CROP MOB AT EDIBLE EARTHSCAPES

 

Bob captured  the tranquility of the rice paddies before nearly a hundred volunteers descended upon Edible Earthscapes, the farm next door.  They came to build new rice paddies across an acre of land.  Camille caught the glint of setting sun on the nearly finished project.  Rice Paddy Making Crop Mob at Edible Earthscapes

THIS MONTH'S QUOTES:

"The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money." - unknown

"Washington has a lot of money. It has trillions for war, but no money for housing. Money for war, but no money for health care. Money for war, but no money for education. Money for war - no money to rebuild our cities. No money to create jobs, but money for war." - Dennis Kucinich http://kucinich.us/

"Instead of depending on slave labor abroad, we can have jobs at home for the things we need, not the things we are told to want.  Instead of processed food, we can have fresh food, Instead of militarism, cooperation." - Christopher Ketcham from "The Curse of Bigness" in March/April 2010 Orion Magazine

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