indoor compost, a visit from ARK, and recycling
we took some old recycling containers and used them to get our indoor compost going with the help from some carbon sawdust from the stable. so far we are generating a grocery bag of trash per weekend – not terrible considering we are mid move and unpacking like crazy. ARK came to visit today and […]
right now we are shopping in the city and bringing up what we need. i guess backpacks are a regular sight around here with the Appalachian train trail just a few miles away – including its own metro north train stop. this week we came packed with hardware including a 73″ window shade movie screen. […]
BIG and small
with such a list of endless tasks ahead it is hard to keep the balance of dreaming about the whole while remaining focused on each task at hand to move the whole forward. very easy to lose sight of why and lose touch with the best way to use each moment. amber took this foto […]
Oh, that’s a delicious looking jar of vanilla-almond tea you’ve got there. What’s that you say? Not just tea? Kombucha? Next weekend is going to be badass. One good thing about only coming up on weekends in that there’s no watched-kettle syndrome with the ferments. I’m also feeding the sourdough starters for the first time […]
Starting to cook!
Or… lactoferment. It’s nice to have space in the kitchen (as opposed to Manhattan minifridge). I started out chopping the cabbage by hand, but it was so massive I got tired of it and threw it in the food processor. I tossed 3 tbs of sea salt to about 5 lbs (!!!) of cabbage and […]
Shortcut from the train station
The farm is about a mile from the Metro North station. Lewis has walked the road 4 times and says it takes about 25 minutes. Today we took a shortcut through a field and it came out to about 18. For people who are used to walking everywhere in NYC, that’s not bad at all. […]
We got soil samples tested at U Penn. Cornell Cooperative Extension does nutrient testing as well, but Penn has a wider variety of tests for contamination. In addition to testing for lead and mercury, we tested for PCBs, arsenic, cadmium, and other heavy metals. This is overkill for most properties, but the farm is close […]
We're starting a farm!
We haven’t been able to spend much time on the land yet, so we haven’t been able to name it. Suggestions welcome!