waywardspark My farmer-florist friend Erin of @raindropfarms is pretty rad. Today I have a guest post up on the @floretflower blog all about Erin's soil blocker program. Soil blockers allow growers to start seeds without using a million little pots (that inevitably end up as plastic shards strewn about the farm/garden). There's also a GIVEAWAY sponsored by Johnny's Selected Seeds for a soil blocker for one lucky winner. Details on the @floretflower blog (link in her profile). 2d

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waywardspark Upping my scrambled egg game after listening to @sqkarn 's egg-centric interview on the @real_simple Things Cooks Know podcast. Also kale salad for breakfast is always a good idea. (That's unadulterated, farm-fresh yellow.) 3d
  •   butlerte2 I love farm fresh eggs so much. They're so much more flavorful than store bought ones. Yum! 3d
  •   maybeemily @pizzaforever breakfast tomorrow? 3d
  •   jen_writes I don't get it. We buy farm eggs but I have noticed that our scrambled eggs + omelettes are SO clear when we make it as opposed to when we get them from the regular store. I thought they were so clear because that's how "real organic" eggs are but yours are SO yellow! Any insights as to why? 3d
  •   annadlogan Oh man. Fresh eggs. Nothing better. 3d
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  •   digthischick We are LOVING the honey! Such a treasure. 2d
  •   il.bel.viaggio Can you show us your coop? We're trying to design a good one. I bet we could learn from you! 2d
  •   simplylivingalaska I hear ya! 2d

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waywardspark Garden greenery (+ purples) 4d

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waywardspark She's pretty cute. (tentatively named Kate) 4d

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waywardspark She's a good old dog. 4d

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waywardspark Today's the day. All of @oldbluerawhoney 's bees made it safely home from California. Now Henry will be working feverishly day and night to distribute the colonies among smaller apiaries in the Wilamette Valley and Oregon Coast Range and to work the hives preventing swarming during spring buildup. #oldbluerawhoney 5d

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waywardspark The whole 5-part series that I wrote and photographed about my beekeeping husband, Henry, and our business @oldbluerawhoney for @thekitchn is now available (link in my profile). I've already pointed you toward it a couple times, but honestly this is something I worked hard on and am really proud of. It would mean a lot to me if you at least browsed through it. I bet you'll learn something if you do. #oldbluerawhoney (Photo from our clary sage honey harvest last summer) 6d
  •   anne_parker You're welcome! It was fun. 6d
  •   pattychicken Thank you!!! When done shoveling snow (again!) today, I will treat myself to a coffee and your teachings!!!!! 6d
  •   retrogradetimes Thank you for sharing this! I've recently become quite interested in beekeeping and it's great to have access to more resources on the subject.. 5d
  •   cdnprairieskies Great articles! Enjoyed reading all of them. 5d
  •   drawntothesun You should check out flow hive. Amazing beehives! So easy. 5d
  •   _sheenarae so cool 4d
  •   hedgerowrose @lottielandgirl I feel like this might interest you...if you haven't already seen it! 2d
  •   lottielandgirl @hedgerowrose oh wow thanks sir sharing tit! How fab :) x 2d

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waywardspark Making a habit of ending my weeks with a long run: 13 miles of THIS. 6d

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waywardspark Pie #2: marionberry-blueberry-peach-plum
This one was supposed to be pretty, but it turned out kind of a wreak. Fortunately, looks and taste don't necessarily go hand in hand when it comes to pies. #wsbarbecuebaking
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waywardspark Pie #1 of 2 for my friend Aaron's birthday pie party/contest: squash-honey "pumpkin" pie #wsbarbecuebaking (recipe on my blog) 1w

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waywardspark My dear husband came home from California late last night WITH A PUPPY. No discussion, no negotiation, no take backs. I want to be angry, but it's hard to hold a grudge when this little girl is so ridiculously cute. She doesn't have a name yet, so suggestions are welcome. (For the record, this is the second time he's brought home a dog with no advanced warning, but the last time was 10 years ago, and it wasn't a puppy.) 1w

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waywardspark Trying to keep up with the raab. Kale's going nuts in this beautiful weather. 1w

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waywardspark Part 3 of the 5-part series I wrote and photographed about beekeeping for @thekitchn is up (link in my profile). This one documents springtime beekeeping activities and how @oldbluerawhoney gets ready for big summer nectar flows. #oldbluerawhoney 1w
  •   honeybeereverie @waywardspark Great articles! Have enjoyed reading them. 1w
  •   mammabear3 Looks like the queen in the middle 1w
  •   rsay @katieandrose these are wonderful articles - I think you will enjoy them after seeing your last 'gram 1w
  •   katieandrose @rsay thank you!! I will check it out. 1w
  •   bea.bur @azcraftbeerguy Beeeeees!! 1w
  •   azcraftbeerguy Yaaaaa :) @bea.bur 1w
  •   in_fusion I finally had a chance to read the first 3 parts of the series last night. Really enjoying learning more of the intricacies of Henry's beekeeping work. You are a fantastic writer Camille! Beautiful photographs as well. Such a great team you guys make. Looking forward to the rest. 1w

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waywardspark It's so nice to see the forest greening up! 1w

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waywardspark I'm excited to announce that Part 1 of 5 in a series I wrote/photographed for @thekitchn about my husband @oldbluerawhoney and his beekeeping practices is up (link in my profile). 2w

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waywardspark I was lukewarm on fennel for years (even back when I worked on a farm and had access to the freshest, most beautiful fennel ever), but a couple months back, @rachelaliceroddy posted a simple salad formula: thinly sliced fennel bulb, fresh lemon juice, good olive oil, and Maldon salt. I could eat it by the bucketload! 2w

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waywardspark I think we need to start eating more eggs. 2w

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waywardspark Cranberry-hazelnut-chocolate friands (a Donna Hay recipe) baked in my barbecue.
I'm pretty sure it was @emily_katz who turned me on to the fact that I could use up extra egg whites (leftover from a batch of lemon curd) in friands, little muffin cakes.

People often wonder why I bake in my barbecue, and the real unsexy reason is that we don't have an oven in our very small home. Two essentials for my barbecue-baking method: a couple fire bricks and my trusty @lodgecastiron pizza pan. The @lodgecastiron drop biscuit pan works great for muffin-y things, too. (This isn't a sponsored statement. I just really like my Lodge gear.) #wsbarbecuebaking
2w

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waywardspark It's been a long week involving a lot of driving and computer screens. I sent off two big projects this afternoon and decided to celebrate by running through the woods for two and a half hours.
For all you podcast listeners, this run was fueled by an episode each of: Death, Sex, and Money; Radiolab; The Gist; Planet Money; Home of the Brave; and StoryCorps.
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  •   redbirdacres Good thing you got some miles in before the downpour @waywardspark 2w
  •   sparkin76 Thanks for the podcast tips, I've been a bit lost since I finished Serial. 2w
  •   anyivhome 2w
  •   garden_treasuresfarm Listen to our podcast, @ the dirty cultivator 2w
  •   joshvolk Excellent, a few more for me to check out. If you haven't already crossed them off your list you might check out 99%invisible, not that you probably need any more but the episodes are short. 2w
  •   sprstork @lkyim check out this stream 2w
  •   waywardspark @nectarcreek Your neck of the woods. 1w
  •   nectarcreek I recognize that forest! So many hidden/beautiful trails in the area! @waywardspark 1w

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waywardspark In honor of this weekend's This American Life rebroadcast: toasted #gatheringtogetherfarm honey wheat bread, homemade filbert butter, and homemade salted peach jam ( @foodinjars 's recipe) -- a near-perfect replica of the toast I had at The Mill last summer with @heidijswanson . 3w

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