Spinning a Yarn

By Andrea | February 21, 2012 |

The 7th and final chapter in our book, Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life is entitled Spinning a Yarn.  This chapter of the book covers: Carding and spinning yarn Natural dyes How to make a flower press How to make a corn husk doll Making rag rugs Making candles Quilt patterns…

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Country Wining and Dining

By Andrea | February 14, 2012 |

This week, I’m taking a look at Chapter 6 of Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life.  Chapter 6 is all about Country Wining and Dining.  Needless to say, I was super excited about this chapter because I love to cook myself (as long as I don’t have to clean up afterwards). …

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Separating the Sheep from the Goats

By Andrea | February 7, 2012 |

This week, we’re going to cover Chapter #5 of Julia Rothman’s book, Farm Anatomy.  It is, at 64 pages, the longest chapter in the book.  This chapter is all about animals, covering: animal terms parts of a rooster comb styles chicken breeds fresh eggs duck and goose breeds heritage turkeys parts of a beef animal…

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Plant a Seed

By Andrea | January 31, 2012 |

This week we will be discussing Plant a Seed, chapter #4 of Julia Rothman’s book, Farm Anatomy.  This particular chapter covers quite a bit of plant related material including: Average frost dates Vegetable anatomy Squash varieties Build a bean teepee Dry bean varieties Pepper varieties Tater Tower 4 ways to grow tomatoes Tomato varieties How…

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Tools of the Trade

By Andrea | January 24, 2012 |

This week we’re going to be covering the 3rd chapter of Farm Anatomy by Julia Rothman – Tools of the Trade.  This is the chapter that talks about: Tractors Tractor Implements How to plow a field Inside a Combine Other Machines Felling, bucking, splitting and stacking In the tool shed I found this particular chapter…

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Raised in a Barn

By Andrea | January 17, 2012 |

This week we’re reviewing the second chapter of Julia Rothman’s book Farm Anatomy. Raised in a Barn covers: Barn styles Timber construction Trusses Barn doors, bracing, and hardware Barn cupolas Barn birds Farm buildings Animal housing Feeders Fencing This particular section of the book is full of beautiful illustrations of farm buildings, along with all…

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Breaking Ground

By Andrea | January 10, 2012 |

Today I am bringing you the first Chapter of Farm Anatomy by Julia Rothman.  As I mentioned last week the entire book is full of beautiful and useful illustrations (or infographics) to help explain the basics – and not so basics – of farming. The first chapter in Julia’s book is titled “Breaking Ground.”  This…

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Anatomy of the Farm

By Andrea | January 3, 2012 |

Over the next few weeks, I hope to spend so time with you, discussing a great book I found during a recent trip to the bookstore — Farm Anatomy: The curious parts and pieces of country life, by Julia Rothman. From row crops to gardening and animals, this is a beautiful visual guide to all…

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The Hotel St. Francis Cookbook

By Andrea | June 25, 2011 |

I found a great old cookbook today, while we were working on cleaning things out at my grama’s house, The Hotel St. Francis Cookbook.  It appears to be a first addition, as there is only one copyright date.  Although, because it was published by THE HOTEL MONTHLY PRESS, it is also likely the only edition of…

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Here for the Food #1

By Andrea | November 22, 2010 |

I love to bake, but I pretty well fail at all other cooking.  This is because I can follow a recipe, but I generally lack the understanding of what is happening with the food, to do any real cooking.  Because I this, and my love of Alton Brown’s show Good Eats, I am working my…

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