Posted by: palmettoislandgirl | October 28, 2016

Our Hurricane Matthew Evacuation

We brought all of our hens and a few roosters with us when we evacuated to Orangeburg.  We put together a makeshift chicken yard for the hens incorporating the crate we brought them in as a part of the fencing.  There is tarp across the top now since a few decided to be escape artists. Two legwork hens flew down from a cypress tree where they roosted. So we have to catch them and put a few back each day.  Some are laying here but not all, they are adjusting to the stress of moving and a new location too.  Tony saw some people we know from St Helena who also are in Orangeburg now. They experienced a great deal of damage to their house and property and all of their chickens died too. There will be a lot of starting over for many in the Lowcountry. We thank God our fellow island neighbors,are alive and well.    #PostHurricaneMatthew #Cleanup.

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Taking hens and a few roosters during evacuation.

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Taking tractor during evacuation.

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Leaving our #Homestead for evacuation

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Make shift chicken yard during Hurricane Matthew

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Hen finds New place to roost during evacuation

Posted by: palmettoislandgirl | October 27, 2016

Crochet: An Enjoyable Hobby

I started working on this blanket a month ago, got busy with fall planting, then picked it up again during the time we evacuated during #HurricaneMatthew So I finally finished this the Tag Along Blanket, a free pattern from #RedHeartYarn.  There is a video tutorial presented by Marly Bird with great instructions and tips. #crochet #Homestead

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Posted by: palmettoislandgirl | September 21, 2016

National Small Farms Conference Tours

Thx @WholeFoods in Virginia Beach 4 having #SmallFarmConf attendees visit ur store & 4 ur support of local #farms 

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Posted by: palmettoislandgirl | September 21, 2016

On the Road Again: National Small Farms Conference

This week my daughter Sarah and I are traveling with the Gullah Farmer’s Cooperative and the South Carolina State University 1890 Extension Service to attend the National Small Farms Conference in Virginia.  We left our home on St Helena Island Tuesday morning to meet the other members of the travel group and board the bus in Orangeburg on the campus of SCSU where we began our journey to Virginia Beach.

We are among a group of small minority farmers from the state of South Carolina who are affiliated with the 1890 Extension Service of South Carolina State University.  Each 1890 Extension cluster is represented by a small group of farmers from the area it represents and serves. We appreciate the opportunity to attend this conference and represent our community. 

From bottom to top the photos represent our travel from,just outside of Orangeburg to our arrival in Virfina Beach and the conference center. Now on to attending the sessions, networking and learning more about our work.

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Posted by: palmettoislandgirl | July 25, 2016

Strawberry Lemon Lavender Muffins – Meatless Monday

I try to participate in Meatless Monday as much as possible.  This muffin recipe looks very interesting and I plan to try them soon.

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These gluten free muffins contrast sweet strawberries with sour lemon juice and herbal lavender. Try pressing a quartered strawberry on top of the muffins before baking to give this breakfast bread a refreshingly sweet finish.

Source: Strawberry Lemon Lavender Muffins – Meatless Monday

 

#MeatlessMonday, #Muffins, #Lavender, #Strawberries, #Lemon #HomeschoolChef #HomesteadCooking

Posted by: palmettoislandgirl | June 11, 2016

The Spiderwick Chronicles, Volume I: Books 1 & 2 (Unabridged)

For our family summer reading this is a “ReadAgain” suggested by Meagan and Sarah. This is a family favorite we re-visited. Great choice!  Listening to an audio version is cool, this one has a good narrator. 

We finished listening to The Spiderwick Chronicles, Volume I: Books 1 & 2 (Unabridged) by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, narrated by Mark Hamill on my Audible app. 

Try Audible and get it free: https://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B002V0QXFS&source_code=AFAORWS04241590G4

Posted by: palmettoislandgirl | June 10, 2016

Flashback Friday: The Tennis Advantage

I posted this on our family homestead blog and thought would share it here as well.  If you play tennis then you may relate to this story.  Happy Friday!

New blog post – http://goo.gl/BCNuQN #FBF #Tennis #USTA #HBCU #BlackTennis #Recreation #RaceRelations #AmericanTennisAssociation #Gullah

Posted by: palmettoislandgirl | April 8, 2016

Friendly Fowl

It’s been really busy around here lately.  The incubator has been on steady for several weeks, chicks have hatched and we bought ducklings.  Sadly we lost two grown hens and one rooster.

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Posted by: palmettoislandgirl | February 3, 2016

South Carolina State University

Source: South Carolina State University

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