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...
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...
Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup

“Grandma knew best,” chicken soup is a great remedy when sick.  I’ve found that the broth from an old layer hen is the richest, tastiest, most satisfying food when it’s chilly outside or I’m not feeling up to par.  I’m offering here...

Everyone Can Cook

“Everyone can cook!”  So said Chef  Gusteau in the movie Ratatiulle.  It is true.  We received a fantastic cookbook for Christmas, Cook’s House by Eric Patterson and Jenifer Blakeslee.  Chef Eric makes the point that “extraordinary food comes...