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....
What’s new…

What’s new…

What’s new at Baker’s Green Acres now that it’s fall?   Not much.  We’re taking advantage of the beautiful weather to harvest as much grass as possible.  These hogs show the value of that!  They are about 19 months old now and ready for harvest...
Fat

Fat

“…the concept that fat is the best of foods has been universal with mankind in all lands and climates.  When Christianity spread northward beyond the Mediterranean, the Biblical phrase “to live on the fat of the land” was readily understood in...