Winter pigs

Winter pigs

This snowstorm has us all excited about skiing, snowmobiling, and sledding.  The animals just hunker down, though.  The sheep are cruising the garden for leftover goodies.  I had to rescue the remaining brussel sprouts from them–they preferred those to the...
Let it snow…

Let it snow…

The kids, as in generations previous, are cheering for the snow.  They’ve got a few sleds out.  They’re checking the ski reports since they invested in season passes this year.  They complain about how hard chores are now.  All is normal and well. The...

On Soup and Stock

“Properly prepared, meat stocks are extremely nutritious, containing the minerals of bone, cartilage, marrow and vegetables as electrolytes, a form that is easy to assimilate.  Acidic wine or vinegar added during cooking helps to draw minerals, particularly...

Local

“Buy Local” is a popular mantra these days.  With economic concerns what they are, it’s more than just a nifty idea.  It has the potential to change our local economies.  Here’s a good visual and some solid numbers to help explain it better:...
The latest

The latest

Silly me.  I thought that once Pigstock was done we’d have a lull in which to catch our collective breath and prep for deer rifle season.  Silly me. The week after our Mangalitsa pig fest was spent cleaning up and catching up.  We had a fairly large batch of...

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