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January, 2008 - Issue #80
Chilling out at home, walking to work and playing with the ponies.
A BUSY WINTER KITCHEN
Camille rolls tofu cubes in nutritional yeast to make our latest rave dish, Kentucky Fried Tofu. Bob bags his first six pound batch of Tempeh. He's been adding equipment and perfecting the process. See more on Perfecting the Tempeh Making Process. On the counter behind Camille, Bob had some Tempeh marinating in water, liquid smoke and tamari which will help transform it into soy bacon. In the foreground is the ubiquitous shot glass, ever a tradition in our household.
A FREEZER FULL
When it's cold and dreary outside, it's nice to know we have lots of good food inside. In addition to a nice stock of dried and canned goods, we have some pretty good selections in our freezer, including Tempeh, home made bean burger patties, curry and spaghetti sauce.
COMMUTING TO WORK
On one of January's milder days, we walked to Robertson Creek and back. It is only a short distance to Industrial from the other side of the creek. There was a bit of trial and error involved, despite our previous guiding by Link. Bob spotted mushrooms along the way, naturally. We took photos of the route and posted them to How to Walk from Oilseed to Industrial.
STOP AND SMELL THE MUSHROOMS
And take pictures of rock walls.
And a tiny dam across Robertson Creek.
A NICE SUNNY DAY AT INDUSTRIAL
This is how to grow crops in winter. Screech built these greenhouses, one of which houses his hydroponic lettuce and the other, Amanda's worms. Piedmont Biofarm's crops are in the foreground.
Jessi, Rob and Kathryn enjoy the respite from the cold weather.
AMANDA AND SCREECH
Amanda pauses from feeding her Worms to chat with Screech. We buy beautiful lettuce from his hydroponics greenhouse and are happily eating salads in the dead of winter.
After a week of below freezing weather, it warmed up on the very day Camille and Cecila went to Heads Up Therapeutic Riding to exercise the horses. There are more photos here: Riding Trail at Heads Up.
North Carolina is suffering from a drought, so catching water when it falls is a good idea. Tim inspects the rain water holding tank at Industrial.
First stop, B Everett Jordan Dam, where we found it too cold and windy to hike. Not to worry, we'd already gotten our exercise cleaning stalls together.
Next, we checked out the world famous Moncure Chessworks, where whimsical art and giant chessboards were once born.
THIS MONTH'S QUOTES:
"The most beautiful thing about a tree is what you do with it after you cut it down." - Rush Limbaugh
"Industry is America’s government." - Joe Bageant
"My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of this life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute." - Ayn Rand
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