Monday, April 26, 2010

350 Garden Challenge

Weeks have gone by but I have been too busy gardening and working on the community garden and other things like work to post anything here. There are all kinds of garden opportunities comming up. Here in Sonoma County, there is an effort to get 350 gardens going on the weekend of May 15-16. There is a pretty broad definition of gardens so anything can count, whether it is a window sill garden, a community garden, a residential garden, etc. It can be a brand new garden or new work on an existing one. iGROW is the place to go to register. You can sign up your own garden or volunteer to help someone else's. In other garden challenge news, the Victory Garden Foundation in Oakland is also doing the 350 Garden Challenge.

Also, if you live nearby there is a meeting this Wednesday at the Baker Creek Seed Bankfrom 7pm to 9pm Phone (707)509-5171 199 Petaluma Blvd. North Petaluma, CA 94952

I will be working on my own garden as well as the Arroyo Community Garden that weekend. We had a workday on April 17th, shown here:

Another one is scheduled for May 1st.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pickled Eggs

If you have more eggs than you can eat right away, why not pickle them? We happened to have just that problem. Sometimes we give them away, but I like pickled eggs and I happened to also have a bunch of beets. I steamed the beets and hard boiled the eggs. In a pot I cooked water, vinegar, salt and a tiny bit of sugar. I put them all into a jar and put the jar in the fridge. A week or so later and they make the perfect Easter egg.

Of course, we get Easter eggs every day from our chickens.

Sunday, April 4, 2010