On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve we received the best presents a pig can give: piglets!  Two of the blond Mangalitsa sows had litters.  They have proven to be good mothers.  They are in loose stalls with deep straw bedding.  The room is insulated and stays...
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...
Pigstock TC 2010

Pigstock TC 2010

It’s over for this year.  I think we’re finally hitting our stride again.  We couldn’t have had better weather: 50 degrees and sunny.  There wasn’t even a breeze.  The food was all superb, from the breakfast served by Brian Williams and A.J....

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