This last year, we challenged ourselves to grow our own food, as if fossil fuels disappeared. Starting in February, we simulated collapsing transportation and agricultural infrastructure by buying less and less at the grocery store: first we lost produce, then frozen, and by the end, even shelf-stable foods. In August, we were essentially cut off … More Calories Grown in Foodmageddon
In this episode we harvest apples and turn them into sauce, dehydrated fruit, cider, and juice. We also have a look at our pantry in January. … More Foodmageddon, Episode 24: Apple Season
The next clip of our webseries, Foodmageddon, is out today. Have a watch. Comment, share, and let others know about the project. In this clip, we make apple juice and apple cider. Plus we have a look in our pantry at the end of January. In order to get more short videos out and have … More Foodmageddon, Clip 24.3: Apple Cider (and a Pantry Update)
The next clip of our webseries, Foodmageddon, is out today. Have a watch. Comment, share, and let others know about the project. In this clip, we make applesauce and dehydrate apple rings. In order to get more short videos out and have more focused topics, we’ll be releasing clips that will later be put together … More Foodmageddon, Clip 24.2: Dehydrating and Saucing Apples
I try not to create a blog post on a single link, but in this case, it is worth it. As you know, we’re interested in ways to house, clothe, and feed ourselves with less reliance on fossil fuels. We’re always on the look out for new and old ways to preserve food without having … More Link Worth Following: Ash Tomato Preservation
This year we harvested a tenth of an acre of modern red winter wheat from our neighbor’s field. I wrote up a few impressions soon after harvesting the wheat in a previous blog post, but here I hope to summarize more technical aspects of this process and suggestions for myself and others who hope to … More Lessons Learned in Small-Scale Wheat Harvest, Part II: Threshing, Storing, and Grinding
In this episode, we take a walk through the garden to see what is producing heavily, what’s coming this fall, and a whole lot of weeds.ddd
#ResilienceGarden … More Foodmageddon, Episode 22: Tomato Mania
It’s the middle of tomato season. We’re bringing in about 7–10 lb of the red buggers each day from our 125 plants. We have a dozen German Johnson, eighteen San Marzano II, and ten Matt’s Wild Cherry tomato plants as well as about ninety volunteers that sprang up in my potting soil: Brandywine, San Marzano, … More Tomato-Preserving Recipes: Sauce, Crushed, Marinara, Jam, Salsa, and Sun Dried
In this episode, we harvest wheat, from scything and binding in the field, to threshing, grinding, and baking.
#ResilienceGarden … More Foodmageddon, Episode 20: Wheat Harvest by Hand
In this episode, we deal with Colorado potato beetles, biking to the store, and the begin of raspberry season.
#ResilienceGarden … More Foodmageddon, Episode 19: Playing Catch Up