Maura White





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5/17/2011
A description of farmers' even tempered dispositions.
11/18/2011
If you think Bambi is cute, try keeping him out of your strawberry field!
5/6/2012
It's snake season, and I found a black snake out my back door!
12/12/2011
The different sounds that you hear in the city or country are as different as the people that live there.
4/20/2011
Humorous real-life stories of moving and adjusting to farm life.
5/30/2011
Dealing with potties out in the country.
8/26/2011
Things that come to mind while watching my husband and son work in this heat.
9/3/2011
September is here and I'm expecting the weather to break!
4/28/2011
A humurous description of the beginning of an adventure in farming.
6/25/2011
Finding friends out in the country can be challenging.
7/4/2011
An auspicious start to our beekeeping? Maybe!
7/26/2011
Learning to raise cows is more of a challenge than you would imagine!
8/4/2011
Listen to what happens when you have a hole in your jeans and angry bees!
4/15/2012
Winter is over and the colors of spring are here!
7/2/2012
Watering 800 berry plants and 300 peach trees is essential in this oppressive heat!
5/4/2011
Clearing your land to ready it for farming can be quite a challenge!
5/24/2011
Trying to follow directions out in the country can be challenging!
10/2/2011
Virtual farmers markets make buying and selling fresh farm goods easy and can grow into a thriving business!
12/23/2011
Some things have come full circle, so now we have a chance to fix it right this time!
7/17/2012
Blackberry picking only happens at the height of summer, but is well worth the thorn wounds!
5/8/2011
Learning to clear fields can be fun!
10/10/2013
This acorn-shaped wool garland is easy to make and perfect for fall decor.
1/31/2012
Robert White explains why he's attending the Growing Farmers workshops, and describes what he learned in the first session.
4/2/2013
Baby greenhouse plants are spring babies too, just like the birth of baby animals. Here’s a way to keep them warm in the hoophouse.
12/12/2013
Sarah is a friend to the farm who taught Ilene Freedman how to make "Farm Chi." Farm Chi is Sarah’s version of kimchi, fermented mixed vegetables from the seasonal farm harvest.
6/10/2013
Springtime happiness can be measured by the sweetness of your strawberry patch.
10/2/2009
President Obama plans to help earn the White House LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
3/12/2013
I cure my spring fever by planting in a hoop house.
9/15/2009
The White House will launch an open-to-the-public farmers market.
5/1/2013
Guidance for aspiring micro dairy owners and managers when navigating regulations and permitting on the local and state levels.
8/26/2013
It takes a few good rationalizations to get through the busiest part of the growing season.
8/8/2013
Making garlic powder is easy, and a good way to preserve a crop of split garlic.
10/23/2013
Curing sweet potatoes so their starches turn to sugars; plus my three favorite recipes.
4/17/2014
Echinacea tincture is easy to make. Getting through the psychological inertia might be the hard part of the process.
1/9/2012
Robert White is remaking himself as a farmer, and will return to his family's land to start a market garden. Here's why.
8/18/2009
For homes in warm climates, white roofs, aka cool roofs, can reduce air conditioning costs by up to 20 percent.
3/9/2012
In this blog, Robert White of Quail Acres Farm shares some of his experiences in the Growing Farmers workshops as they relate to planning for his upcoming move to the farm to establish his market garden and small livestock business.
1/24/2013
HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Maine dairy farmer Dyan Redick discovers a kindred soul in E. B. White when she reads the essay Memorandum, from his 1944 collection, 'One Man's Meat.'
3/15/2013
All land is not created equal when it comes to raising animals on a micro dairy.
7/18/2013
Selecting the location for the Bob-White Systems’ micro dairy barn.
7/26/2013
Why we chose to build the Bob-White Systems barn we did.
8/20/2013
Choosing cows for the Bob-White Systems micro dairy.
10/6/2010
The Obama administration announced yesterday that it will place solar panels and a solar hot water heater on the White House roof by spring 2011.
5/2/2013
How to measure tomato seedlings for success before planting into your garden.
10/17/2011
Rabbit is delicious and extremely good for you.
6/17/2011
Last October, President Obama filled us all with hope when he announced he would install solar panels on the White House by this spring. The panels haven't materialized, and the White House isn't talking. Call Obama and find out what's up.
7/16/2013
After a long trial-and-error process, Ilene White Freedman finally found a sustainable, weed-suppressing mulching system for her farm.
10/28/2008
Help grow an organic food garden on the White House lawn. Here are some easy ways you can participate.
11/8/2013
Transforming a crock full of cucumbers into old-fashioned dill pickles is a bit of magic.
11/26/2013
Ilene Freedman and her family reshaped their Chanukah tradition to feature family activities instead of presents.
12/30/2013
Wintertime for a farmer is full of projects and planning.
1/20/2014
Ilene White Freedman celebrates with her friends at their homestead-warming, after over two years of living in a trailer while renovating a dilapidated house. Their restoration includes the original logs and stone kitchen of a historic cabin. Some uninvited guests from the farm’s livestock take a house tour too.
2/17/2014
Candlemas is an ancient midwinter holiday, when people would take inventory on their stock of candles, pantry food storage and hay in the barn to get the homestead through the second half of winter.
3/11/2014
Learn how to take garlic as medicine — garlic is a potent natural antibiotic and immune-booster.
1/11/2013
How to make candles you can really light from the peel of Clementine oranges. A wintertime craft...just oil and an orange peel!
1/29/2013
A travel log of our family's mission to find local food sources on our trip to Puerto Rico.
6/21/2011
Summer's here, but the solar panels that President Obama promised to install on the White House this spring aren't. Today the administration announced that it's still working out the details. We'll just have to wait.
2/17/2013
Cooking meals on a vacation can be easy. Bring some essential items with you and enjoy homecooking, on vacation.
1/7/2013
We dipped candles from our hive's beeswax to celebrate winter. Candlemaking is a nice seasonal craft. Here’s how we did it, plus some tips to get you started.
8/25/2011
Micro Dairy Industry Leader, Bob-White Systems, Launches E-Commerce Site.
1/18/2011
The White Hawk Project aims to save an endangered stretch of primary virgin rainforest on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula.
7/15/2013
Learn how to pinch back basil tops for a particularly bushy plant, then make delicious pesto with your harvest.
11/23/2013
In this blog we explore making your own ricotta and kefir, with recipes!
3/25/2014
Bleached, colored, preserved and flavored, white bread is practically devoid of nutrition.
8/24/2012
How many people wonder (pun intended) about industrial white bread? A new book out by Aaron Bobrow-Strain shows that he has. It is a fascinating description of how white bread got to be where it is today politically, economically, and culturally.
9/27/2012
Steve Judge of Bob-White Systems in Vermont offers his Micro Dairy expertise in this blog series on how to start and manage a Micro Dairy, from farm and barn planning to selecting dairy cows, goats and sheep to daily operations and being profitable.
7/29/2011
If you want to have some wonderful food, great scenery by the ocean, lots of things to do, I have a place for you: Nova Scotia, Canada.
11/20/2012
If you just happen to need white dinner rolls for a crowd at Thanksgiving, here's the recipe. Also, check out some really cool contests and special offers from King Arthur Flour.
12/1/2011
Two years ago, the Natural Home & Garden staff had the honor of decorating President Obama's guest house with sustainable and handmade holiday decor. Try some of these "president-approved" projects yourself!
2/14/2012
One of our most common grasses is limiting the bobwhite quail population, killing broodmares and their foals, rotting cow hooves, and cutting milk production.
3/5/2012
The unintended death of a charming little creature raises the realities of life on a farm homestead.


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