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April, 2008 - Issue #83

 

SLOW FOOD BEATS FAST FOOD ANY DAY

 

Camille trims salad turnips on the first day of the month.  On the table are bok choy, scallions, turnips, carrots and sweet peppers she and Bob will use to cook Friday Local Lunch for twenty five people.  All of this produce was grown within five miles of our home.  We have also begun making Udon Noodles for one tenth the cost of store bought noodles.  Udon is a high gluten, sturdy Japanese noodle which holds up well in salads.

 

FROM SEED TO HARVEST

 

Bob has been busy making sure we have plenty of fresh greens, herbs, beets, carrots, daikon and potatoes in the coming months.

There are only three weeks between the first and second set of photos, above.  To find out how Bob made these portable container gardens and see what other goodies are coming out of our kitchen, see our photo essay on Slow Food.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

Tim and Caleb host Tuesday Night Fuel Making at the Coop and a group of us drove over to Orange County to tour  the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Chapel Hill. For more see  Continuing Education.

 

LIVE MUSIC

 

There is nothing like a live music to get your blood pumping!  This month, we went to see one of our favorite bands, the Gourds when they played in Raleigh.  A few weeks later, we spent a couple of days at the Spring Shakori Hills Music Festival. More photos on Live Music.

 

HANGING OUT AT HOME

 

Camille has a great view of the garden from her desk.  The sunset photo was taken from our front door.

 

RIDE THAT PONY

 

Camille continues Riding Trail at Heads Up every Wednesday morning with her host, Karen and friend, Adah.  Here, Camille rides Grendel, an Icelandic Horse, Karen rides Zan andAdah is riding Jasper.  See the rest of the herd at Heads Up Pony Gallery.

 

TAKING CARE OF THE SMALL THINGS

 

This beautiful African Violet is evidence of one of Bob's most special talents.  He's also a hard worker.  He recently cleared a landing strip for the bees. Former beekeeper, Lyle knows that bees don't like to fly up and over obstacles on their way to the hive, so the two of them got together and cleared a landing strip.

 

RECREATION

 

It's important to take time out for play.  When Link showed up with his skateboard, Bob asked him to show him how to flip it.  Bob used to ride to classes at CU (University of Colorado in Boulder) on his skateboard and it looks like he hasn't lost his touch.

 

GOLDEN HOUR

 

Our life is very, very rich these days.  We live on a beautiful piece of property - 83 acres of woods and fields - with a group of truly wonderful people.  On the last day of the month, Adah, Jack and Kathryn stopped by to say hello.

 

REAL GOOD FRIENDS

 

Adah, Kathyrn and Jack work on the farm which supplies us with bounties of organic produce.  They all work hard but always seem to be enjoying themselves.  Makes us want to be farmers!

 

THIS MONTH'S QUOTES:

"Food is the one consumer choice we have to make every day. We can use that buying power in a transaction that burns excessive fossil fuels, erodes topsoil, supports multinationals that pay their workers just a few bucks a day or the same money could strengthen neighborhood food economies, keep green spaces alive around our towns, and compensate farmers for applying humane values." ~Barbara Kingsolver

"We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons." ~Alfred E. Newman

"We think fast food is equivalent to pornography, nutritionally speaking." ~Steve Elbert

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