Yesterday morning as I was waking up, my boyfriend Ken walked in, opened my window, and told me that it was 65 degrees and that the forecast said it would reach 75. This is great in terms of having a pleasant afternoon, but not in terms of what it indicates about global warming.Within a few […]
I put some food out to distract the meat goats so that Lanco and Tippy would hopefully do some cute things. Herein you may see some ear-wiggling, tail-wagging, hop-skipping goat antics.
Our first birth for the season came a bit early. Here, they make pathetic baby goat noises and try to figure out where milk comes from while their mother consumes their amniotic sacs and tries to clean them up before it gets dark and cold.
As a resident bicycle enthusiast, I’m delighted to join an upcoming bike tour with folks from the Baltimore Free Farm, a recently formed urban homestead, with the aim of fundraising for their community kitchen. Their kitchen currently hosts Food Not Bombs and Food Rescue Day, both projects that seek to divert food from the waste […]
I realized that I never posted this video from February or so. Here, a bunch of little goats and their dad explore their new toy, the old white Corolla that broke down and we never fixed, and that I eventually fenced in for them. Someone took out the back seats and propped the door open […]
With yet another fire to hit us this year, this time in Heartwood, our main community building, we’re pulling together to put our infrastructure (and lives) back in order. Luckily, we are able to save the house, but need to raise money for the repairs. Please take a look at our indiegogo fundraising campaign: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/acorn-community-s-post-arson-repairs?show_todos=true
After years of planning and a frenzied summer of building, the new seed office is finally ready for the straw bales. In accordance with our values of providing educational opportunities for sustainable living, we’re having a “Bale Raising” Straw Bale Workshop Oct. 28th and 29th. The workshop will be lead by green and natural building […]
Thanks to everyone for their kind words, sympathy, and offers of support. We’re generating a list of things we’re replacing that will be up next week. If you’d like, check the list to see if there’s anything on there you’d like to help with, and give Paxus an email to coordinate the donation: firstname.lastname@example.org If […]
Sorry for the long silence on the new headquarters we’re building for our collective business, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, but we’ve been so busy building it that we completely forgot to tell you all about it. We broke ground on the recycled warehouse and mostly erected it back in 2011 (post on that coming up […]
by Irena Here at Acorn, I generally don’t cook much. I tend to specialize in a few recipes, and granola tops the list. People compliment it a lot so I decided to make a post about it. Lately I make about 7 gallons of it at a time, eyeballing almost all the ingredients. I use […]