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December, 2011 Issue #127

 

FARM TO FORK

 

Kicking off another delicious season with Edible Earthscapes Winter CSA  (Community Supported Agriculture). Our first share included pink daikon radish, purple sweet potatoes, carrots, lettuce and greens. Here's a sample of the meals we pull together from our CSA boxes: locally grown rice, greens and quorn "chicken' patties with sweet chili sauce.

 

BLAZING THE TRAILS

 

On December 18th, Sharon, Barbara and Camille did a little trail exploration over by the lake. Blaze orange is the appropriate color during hunting season (September 15th - December 31st). Barbara is an accomplished seamstress and sewed the blaze orange rump rug that Sharon is using on Mingo. Enjoy more photos from 2011 trail rides here: Riding NC 2011

 

FARM TO FARM

 

Jenn and Matt, our friends at Dickinson College Farm, spent a night at Trouts Farm on their way to a biking holiday in Florida. Naturally, Jason welcomed them for a tour of Edible Earthscapes which included the greenhouse and the construction of a root cellar.

 

SPOT NEVER GETS LONELY

 

Between Matt and Jenn who mistook him for one of their Holsteins and tried to milk him, and Karen and Larry who just loved on him, Spot got plenty of attention this month. 

 

IF YOU FEED THEM, THEY WILL RETURN

As part of our plan to lure Karen and Larry to the Piedmont area, we put them up for a couple of nights and fed them Okonomiyaki. There is more about these unique folks and this interesting dish here: A Visit from Karen and Larry

 

TURNING SWEAT INTO WINE(CAPS)

 

Tami and Lyle are clearing a spot for a new home and decided to bring some of the wood chips to Trouts Farm for use in making a mushroom garden. You'll find the whole story on this page:  A Wine Cap Garden for Christmas

 

CHRISTMAS DINNER

 

Although we tried not to go overboard, this meals looks appropriately lavish for Christmas day. After dining at Jason and Haruka's on tofurky, mashed potatoes, gravy, greens and roasted vegetables, we walked through the woods bearing champagne and cookies to Lyle and Tami's for the customary games of crokinole. Between the mushroom garden, food, drink, exercise and friendship, it was a perfect day in every way.

THIS MONTH'S QUOTES:

"A good conscience is a continual Christmas." - Benjamin Franklin

"Jesus is waiting for us, not so much at Walmart or even at our Christmas parties, but most perfectly at the sacred altars of our churches." - Fr. Joseph Illo, Pastor, St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Modesto, California

"Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want - and their kids pay for it." - Richard Lamm

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