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Category Archive: Get it local

How to Pick Up Chicks Part 1- Planning

In the spring of 2017 Mr. Food it Yourself and I began our lives as chicken tenders. We began with four grown-up hens, purchased from friends who own a farm. Unfortunately, two of… Continue reading

Feather Plucker!

Winter continues in Central New England. It is not as wickedly cold as it was in early January, but daily highs are only above freezing 50% of the time, nightly lows are generally… Continue reading

Wild Jam Session!

The brief, glorious part of the New England summer known as Strawberry Season is fading away. A few plants may bloom and fruit again, though. Last year I had one strawberry bloom in… Continue reading

I Buried Paul

I may have mentioned previously that Mr. Food It Yourself has a problem with high fructose corn syrup.  It does not agree with him at all. Back when Mr. Food It Yourself was… Continue reading

Bee Part of the Solution

Several times in this blog I have briefly mentioned the plight of bees in North America and the world in general. I think it is time I address the issue fully.  Bees, our… Continue reading

To Market to Market

So, it’s August and I have literally no zucchini to write about. This time last year I was up to my eyeballs in cocozella di Napoli. I have to admit I’ve been a… Continue reading

Eat Your Weedies 2

It has been a very dry summer in Central New England. Most cities and towns have a mandatory watering ban, which means the Food It Yourself garden has been a bit parched and… Continue reading

Oh My Melon II: Fry by Night

It is watermelon season. Watermelon is really yummy. We have established this. The rind of a watermelon is edible. This I am experimenting with. Using melon rind in a stir-fry is not uncommon… Continue reading

Wild Blue…

I finally found a stash of wild blueberry plants. I’ve been looking for a very long time. To be perfectly honest I was not totally sure that the plants I discovered bore blueberries,… Continue reading

I’m Tellin’ Mom You Called Me Soupid

This is the blog you’ve all been waiting for (even if you didn’t know it). My sister -book/schlocky horror movie reviewer for genexposè- SyllieBee and I have joined forces to create an amazing… Continue reading