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Renewable Energy: Learn about the Dragon!

Reducing waste, increasing diversity, and developing resilient, regenerative systems are goals we have for StellaLou Farm. With these goals in mind, educational opportunities tend to pop up on my radar. This one is, certainly, relevant: “The Whys and Wherefore of … Continue reading

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Our Pollinator Friendly Garden

This came in the mail yesterday: Our garden is certified! Here is the page from the Penn State Center for Pollinator Research regarding the program:  http://ento.psu.edu/pollinators/public-outreach/cert This is an excerpt from that page: “Pollinators need our help.  Both native bees … Continue reading

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Eleven hills

I planted a three sisters garden the first year that I planted my front yard garden. It was enough of a success to make me want to do it again. I let two years go by until planting our next … Continue reading

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Baskets of Blue

It felt pretty chilly out there to me this morning but the honeybees couldn’t resist the sunshine. Did you know that there is blue pollen out there for honeybees to collect? (Click on photos to access larger images.) Check out … Continue reading

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Website Debut

Good news! We, finally, have our StellaLou Farm website up. Please, visit us here or go to: http://www.StellaLouFarm.com Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Princess at Rest

I spent a glorious sunny weekend in Elkins Park with family and friends. I pruned the raspberries, cheered on the chickens, and applauded the activity of the honeybees as they collected pollen from the earliest blooming flowers. Besides that, we … Continue reading

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Roasted vegetables…again?

Excellent! I’ve invited a brilliant Chiogga to the party! Chiogga beets, sweet potato, onion, celeriac, and rosemary (roasting in the oven as I write.) I purchased my first Chiogga Beet from the Creekside Co-op in Elkins Park and have been … Continue reading

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Breakin’ the 50’s in mid-February

Yesterday, the temperature broke 50 degrees Fahrenheit and the sun was shining. The vibrant conditions outside called me from the spackling job that I started inside.  Hellebore, Witch Hazel, Dandelion, Crocus, and Snowdrop blossoms have emerged. The pollinators were active in … Continue reading

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StellaLou Farm

I’ve not been very active on the blog of late and not just because it is winter, the time when things are drawn to dormancy. In fact, contrary to hibernating, J and I have set off some real sparks in … Continue reading

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Bath and body works

Funny. The title of this post could, also, be “This is peak when it comes to my decorating for Christmas.” Alternately: “When do we get real Interior Design?” Or: “How do you spell “loo-fuh?” (It’s a trick. Google doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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