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Live Workshop: Olives and Oil

You're invited! Presenting the First Mornings on the Farm Workshop for Women! Right here at Bloomah's City Farm in Ramat...
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Adventures in Olive Picking and Pressing

Recently, here in Israel we were blessed with the first rains of the winter. You know what that means, right?...
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Bloomah’s in Mishpacha: What My Rabbi Said

Today, October 14, is an exciting day for me and my mission: a 6-page feature article about Bloomah's City Farm...
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NEW: City Farming Workshops at Bloomah’s

Let the beauty and wonders of nature inspire you! Want to plant, harvest, make, and sample the most incredibly fresh,...
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Our Winter Vegetable Garden Plan

Sukkos is behind us and that means it's time to get serious about winter vegetable planting. I just ordered a...
My bee swarm on its last legs. The only babies are boys - a sure sign of doom!

Animal Instincts: Do Humans Have them?

The amazing thing about living with animals is I get to observe a very powerful force of nature up close:...
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How I Made Homegrown Crushed Tomatoes – And Will I Ever Do it Again?

We eat a lot of tomatoes in our family but very few of them fresh. Usually they take the form...
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Homemade Fruit Leather: You MUST try this!

If you only try one food preservation project this year - this is the one! It's ridiculously simple, requires no...
Our outdoor dining area... after I scrubbed it for the photographer

Is Bloomah’s Photogenic Enough?

Tomorrow a photographer from a major magazine is coming to do a shoot at Bloomah's City Farm AKA my backyard....
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The Secret Truth About Growing Your own Vegetables

I have a confession. Many of the vegetables I grow on my farm are imperfect. The kind of vegetables that...
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Why I never planted peanuts before – and why I did now

My peanuts sprouted! I have wanted to grow peanuts for such a long time but I never did. Since they...
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Recipe: Bloomah’s Zucchini Lasagna

My two youngest kids and I wait for the big zucchinis to grow and then save them for this recipe,...
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Meet Our New Chicks!

Meet our new babysitters! Two little chicks. The chicks have to live indoors with a light-bulb for warmth until they...
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Bloomah Hatches an Egg: A Story About Farming, Faith and Flops

This is my pet hen, Stripey. She's not looking too plump right now. Her usually cherry-red comb has faded and...
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Australian Homemade Toffees: The Taste of My Childhood

My daughter has an end-of-year party today and the teachers asked the girls to bring "refreshments" AKA mounds of candy...
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Why did it take me 4 months to make a single challah?

Because we grew, harvested, threshed, winnowed, ground, sifted, kneaded and baked it, all here in our apartment in Ramat Beit...
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Just Hatched: My New Novel

This week we have an exciting new hatchling on Bloomah's City Farm. It's my new novel - Yedidya. I just...
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VIDEO: Chameleons Have Slow feet and Fast Tongues

We were delighted to welcome this reptile visitor to Bloomah's City Farm yesterday. The slow-motion replay of its incredible roll-up tongue...