Category Archives: Food

Congratulations Clean Water Portland!

Portland Oregon has voted against fluoridating their water. I didn’t use to think the small amount of fluoride in water mattered until I read information on the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) site, and heard expert testimony by leading scientists and medical professionals. I don’t … Continue reading

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900 lbs and a New Solar Oven!

We reached 900 lbs the first week of November. That’s 100 lbs shy of half a ton! It’s several hundred pounds more than last year, and we’ve still got a few sparse broccoli, carrots, cabbage, onions and beets to pick. There … Continue reading

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Be Sun Savvy Contest – September 2012

Be Sun Savvy Contest – September 2012. I just saw information on this tonight and thought I’d share that there is a contest going on this month each week to win a ready made sun oven, or other interesting prizes. … Continue reading

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Reached 700 lbs, and still picking!

Since the last post, we’ve zoomed past the 509 lbs reached last year, by almost 200 lbs. We’re now at 703 lbs and are still picking items from 30 categories on our updated figure on the Suburban Ton page. How high could … Continue reading

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409, 409, Giddy up Garden…

We’re exactly 100 pounds away from the 509 pounds we grew last year (see Suburban Ton page). I hope the garden has a little more oomph to rev us up over that mark. Weight isn’t everything, but after a harder … Continue reading

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42 Pounds Picked Today!

It’s been a very good year for peppers and melons. Below is a picture of the pickings from just today – all 42 pounds worth. After picking over 70 pounds of cantaloupe so far, I can safely say they are winding … Continue reading

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Buckwheat in Bloom!

Earlier I said that maybe I went a little overboard with the buckwheat this year, but now I don’t think so. I’ve always liked baby’s breath, and to me the bigger clusters of white blooms on buckwheat are just as … Continue reading

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