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October, 2010 Issue #113

 

THERE'S NOTHING LIKE FAMILY

 

Emily, Amy and Molly flew out from Colorado with their boyfriends for Shakori Music Festival and the next week cousin Houston drove up from Pembroke for an over nighter.  More on the Festival story here: Shakori Fall 2010

 

HARD WORKING MEN

 

Bob put Matt, Garth and Shane to work planting two pear trees that Lyle gave us.

 

Matt and Shane get after it!

 

PHLOX GARDEN

Everyone got involved weeding and preparing a spot for the last phlox plant.  Camille was very pleased.

 

BOUNTY

 

Bob's garden continues to flourish, putting out radishes, eggplant, peppers and tobago seasoning peppers which are a not-so-hot version of a habanero. 

 

PLAYING WITH OUR FOOD

 

Nothing new here - we like to play with our food.  The picture on the left is much of what was in the refrigerator the day Camille decided the best way to use carrots, peppers, green beans, eggplant, onion, and greens was to make curry.  She roasted the eggplant to use as a topping along with peanuts and peaches we canned several months ago.  It was nice served over rice.  Here's a link to our recipe: Trouts Vegan Curry  These three radishes, two of them daikon reminded us of a bleeding heart. 

 

LOTS OF COMPANY

 

Spot happily welcomed some new faces this month.  Check them out at Spot Ops  Linus showed up for dinner wearing his Halloween outfit.

 

PICTURE PERFECT

 

Both Molly and Camille did a little posing.  Molly for her year book picture and Camille because she bought some new clothes. See them all here: Portraits - Molly and Camille

 

LUCKY US

 

We joined our friends for a tour of nearby Carolina Tiger Rescue, something we'd been wanting to do for awhile.  It was a pretty day and the animals were gorgeous.  They call the tiger on the left Lucky.  The tiger on the right is Bob.  See more on this page: CTR Tour

 

HALLOWEEN GARDEN

 

Bob dressed the garden up like ghosts October 29 because the forecast was for freezing overnight temperatures. 

 

NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON'T

 

This is the last view of our old front porch roof.  Stan came out and exposed the truth behind our existing roof.  Oh noes!

 

Tim got busy with a pry bar and they took down the old roof and began rebuilding it.  While they were at it, they re-roofed the entire house.  You'll have to wait until next month to see what they did.

 

CHANGES

 

You can make a world of change with a chainsaw.  Lyle came over with Arlo on this fine day and took down two trees.  Bob held the line tight with the tractor to prevent it from falling on the roofing material that lay in the front yard.

 

EDIBLE EARTHSCAPES INAUGURAL RICE SALE

 

Jeremy and Tami were the first to arrive at Edible Earthscapes Inaugural Rice sale.  Because of the three pound limit, they couldn't resist pretending to get in a bit of a tussle over the highly nutritious Japanese Koshihikari rice.

 

COME AND GET IT

 

   Maggie helped Haruka with the rice sale.  Rachel walked over with Linus for her share and brought his giraffe, too.  We are all very proud of the group effort that went into growing and harvesting this rice.  Each grain represents the strength of community and independence from big Ag.

 

A LOVELY FRIEND

We are happy to call our newest next door neighbor Maggie a friend.  She and Camille have been cooking fun stuff together once a week and Maggie has thrown her good energy into the Abundance Foundation, too.

 

SILLY NEIGHBORS

 

Jason and Camille tried out some fangs they'd brought home from the farmer's market.

 

MONEY IN THE BANK

 

Three pounds of beautiful rice fit perfectly in one of our canisters.

THIS MONTH'S QUOTES:

"We need more people who want to get involved in growing food, and we need to match those people up with land and get them trained." - Sandor Katz

"I believe that the great Creator has put ores and oil on this earth to give us a breathing spell. As we exhaust them, we must be prepared to fall back on our farms, which is God's true storehouse and can never be exhausted. We can learn to synthesize material for every human need from things that grow." - George Washington Carver 1864 - 1943

As one of the few counties in the state to actually experience an increase in the number of farms in the past decade, Chatham is also "growing small farms". - Debbie Roos, Chatham County Agricultural Extension Agent

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