Home /Recipes / Dessert Recipes /Easy Strawberry MousseA little goes a long way with this rich dessert.Ingredients1-1/2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced8 ounces cream cheese1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted to remove lumps4 ounces whipped cream or whipped toppingPreparationIn a food processor or blender, blend strawberries, cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth.
Judith Hausman’s Blog – Dog Days – Urban Farm OnlineDog DaysHere are three ideas for dog-day dining. Just add good bread (and a glass of chilled rosé) to complete the meal.Summer dining can be hot. Judith Hausman has three ideas that will keep you cool. By Judith Hausman, Urban Farm Contributing EditorWednesday, August 4, 2010Here are three ideas for dog-day dining.
PHOTO: iStock/ThinkstockHorses and mules are the animals most called upon to pack supplies into backcountry locales. However, pack goats are becoming popular as well.Shari Miller, owner of Escape Goats Guide Service, a pack-goat outfitter in Escalante, Utah, says that goats make better packers than horses or mules.
Home /Animal Care /Catalana Chickensfarm-breed-profiles/catalana-chicken_190.jpgPhoto Credit: Photo by Terry WildUse: The Catalana chicken is a dual-purpose breed. Hens are non-broody layers of 150 plus medium to large, white- to light-tinted eggs yearly. Photo by Terry WildHistory: Developed in Catalonia, an autonomous region of Spain with Barcelona as its capital, the Catalana chicken is thought to have been developed over a lengthy period using Castillian chickens and Asian stock, possibly Cochins.
Home /Homesteading /Creepy HouseguestsAs we began demolition on our new farmhouse, we interviewed contractors and requested quotes so that we would have someone to oversee the progress and keep it on track when we couldn’t be on site. The project seemed fairly straightforward: repair the bug damage, add two bedrooms to the back of the house, expand the kitchen and add a mudroom—all of which would require extending the roof, which was in dire need of an overhaul anyways.
PHOTO: Karen LanierNative plants and natural landscaping may seem like they don’t fit in all spaces—especially urban ones. Cities and suburbs aren’t typically associated with agricultural crops. Some native plants are too big for small spaces. Some plants (like a rare orchid) can be intimidatingly particular and only survive under specific conditions.