About Dirt

About Dirt

With spring comes thoughts of dirt.  More specifically, soil.  One of the recent projects is making biochar to work on improving the long term fertility of our fields.  All winter, every education opportunity has reinforced the concept of feeding the soil to improve...

Last week I had to make a choice.  I needed some veggies and had the choice of a small local retailer, Willow Mercantile, or Meijer’s.  I had to go to Meijer’s anyway for other things Willow doesn’t have, and I did have several children along.  But...

Sometimes this time in the winter feels like the “dog days” of the season.  The sun yesterday was inspirational, though.  We all got outside, worked on various projects, enjoyed the warmth and UV rays.  The pigs are lazy fellows.  Their house flooded in...

Charcuterie

Charcuterie is the art and science of preserving meat.  Very often it’s used in association particulary with cured products like salami, prosciutto, etc. though any type of sausage is included.  We’ve dabbled with charcuterie some and have learned from...