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Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day Bake!

Yesterday was the first F+D baking day of the season in the oven in my backyard...and a mother's day bake at that!  Everyone brought their mothers, enjoyed pizza and lounged in the backyard on such a glorious spring day.  We made F+D's famous cinnamon raisin bread as everyone shared embarrassing mother-offspring stories and had a wonderful time.  It was a great start to the baking season, and while F+D has moved on to a commercial kitchen and now sell at the Clinton-Bailey Market (congrats, you guys!), I hope they continue to utilize the earthen oven for community baking events for many seasons to come! Their breadshare season is coming up, so to learn more about the 12-week share and to get their contact info, check them out at: http://fancyanddelicious.blogspot.com/

Speaking of earthen ovens, there is a earthen oven replastering workshop at my house set for this Thursday, from 5:30-8pm.  We will talk about various plaster concoctions, the pros/cons of each, and then we will re-plaster the oven (weather permitting).  Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend!

Whew, lots of cool stuff going on these days...hard to keep up!  I know I have to keep checking the barn raisers calendar to remind me of all the things I'm signed up for. Ha!  Have you heard of it?  Check it out here: http://www.buffalobarnraisers.com/

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Work Holiday at SolRise Farm

Today was the second work holiday hosted on the east side, at Josh and Emily's place, Solrise Farm!  There were many enthusiastic workers there from morning until late afternoon/early evening, ready to rip out old basement windows, cut through sides of buildings and piece together "bottle bricks" for the new glass block/glass bottle windows.

Amanda headed up the demo crew in the front of the house in the AM, removing the existing door and prepping for the afternoon crew to come in and re-frame the walls and door entrance.  Major planting progress was acheived...strawberries, raspberries...mmm!  Marisa, Emily and a bunch of other folks rose to the occasion as they learned how to build with "bottle bricks," a trick I learned out west while working with the Earthship folks.  And the windows look GREAT!  (stay tuned for a description on how to make "bottle bricks")

Once again, lunch was a success...yummy salad and baked ziti.  New people joined our crew of east side diyers, and we are glad to have them.  Next on the list...Gloria's house.  Stay tuned for siding, fencing and/or window replacement in 2 weeks!