Monthly Archives: November 2011

seed saving

moonflowers in bloom this summer at chez farm: we need to plant more of these next summer – they bloom in the late afternoon (nice for gardeners with day jobs) and they’re beautiful. and thanks to my laziness in clearing … Continue reading

Posted in flowers | Tagged | Leave a comment

my new favorite yarn

i’m obsessed with juniper moon farm’s new commercial yarn line, especially willa. 60% merino, 40% superfine kid mohair – the softest, squooshiest yarn i’ve knit with in a long time. and a range of gorgeous colors, including pomegranate and steel: … Continue reading

Posted in fiber | Leave a comment

sheep shearing, or where the hell have i been lately? part two

part of my bio says i’m a ‘wannabe shepherdess.’ since sheep are currently not legal in NYC and since chez farm’s square footage wouldn’t support sheep anyway, i have to get my shepherding jollies away from home. i visit my … Continue reading

Posted in fiber, shearing | Tagged , | Leave a comment

sad lessons in beekeeping

sadly, chez farm’s bees died suddenly a week or so ago. i’m not exactly sure why – probably a varroa mite infestation, maybe tracheal mites or nosema. looking back on my first summer of beekeeping, i realize that this was … Continue reading

Posted in bees, farming | Tagged , | 2 Comments

urban farming in philadelphia, or where the hell have i been lately? part one

reason the first why i haven’t been posting lately: work has been kicking my ass. in addition to my usual work in my civil rights attorney day job, i spent a week in philadelphia in early november at a trial … Continue reading

Posted in farming, heros | Tagged | Leave a comment

sorry for the radio silence, folks

september and october were crazy busy months. i’ll post a few highlights of what i’ve been doing lately, but basically, i spent most of september working hard at my day job, early october still working hard and settling the case … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

bread challenge, week one

i’m starting late but i’m taking up meg paska’s #breadchallenge. meg keeps bees, chickens and rabbits in brooklyn and blogs about her homesteading and urban farming adventures at she posted recently about challenging herself (and her readers) to baking a … Continue reading

Posted in food | Tagged | 1 Comment