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From Twin Oaks to Acorn - A Study in Community

Hello all,
Sorry that I have been quiet for a while, but we have been scrambling to get our spring planting, apple thinning, and hay cutting done between the raindrops. This looks like this will be out third month in a row with over 7 inches (17.7cm) RAIN PER MONTH! This is 175% of [...]

Rhubarb Chutney - from Laura Ismailoff

Laura submits this Weight Watchers recipe -
Rhubarb Chutney
1 ¼ pound rhubarb, without leaves, cut into ½-inch pieces
2/3 cup onion(s), chopped
¼ cup splenda (may use sugar)
3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded, minced
1 Tsp ginger root, freshly grated
½ Tsp table salt
1/3 cup cilantro, fresh, chopped
Put rhubarb, onion splenda, vinegar, jalapeno, ginger and salt [...]

Broad Valley Frog Bog News

Hello all,
The sun shines this morning after we received another 2 1/2″ (7cm) rain yestre, and south of us they got a lot more when the remnants of the latest South Central tornado outbreak passed thru. The local ‘tractor farms’ are all stuck in the mud, but at BVO we are working raised bed [...]

May Day Thoughts and Observations

Hello All.
The cool damp weather continues; we have received 19 inches (0.53M) of rain in the last 3 months = 150% of normal precipitation, and the temperature has stayed far below normal. No complaints! This cool weather has worked to our advantage, becuse the greens in the hoop houses are growing well, and [...]