Talkin’ Turkey

Have you ever had a “real” turkey?  If you’ve only had the Thanksgiving special sale turkey,  you haven’t had a “real” turkey.  This year we provided turkeys from like-minded growers on request.  One of those growers is the...

why we do it…

We watched Food Inc. this weekend.  A lot of what we saw was not new to us, but reminded us of why we do what we do.  It’s a very good movie to view if you haven’t yet.  One of the words used to describe many of the animals in the CAFO (concentrated animal...
Potato Pigs

Potato Pigs

Mangalitsa pigs love potatoes.  Not as much as acorns, but more than turnips.  These are the young group of Mangalitsas.  They made a miraculously easy move (when they race ahead to go exactly where you want them, it is nothing short of a miracle!) through the yard...
‘Tis the season

‘Tis the season

Deer season, that is.  In honor of  this momentus time of year, Joe the Skinner wrote a poem: Fall is come, Yellow leaves are here. Downstaters come with their 24 packs of Budlight Beer and their big guns to shoot that 2 point deer. Oh yes, fall is here.   Fact is,...
Yeah sun!

Yeah sun!

Oh, has November in northern Michigan ever been nice.  My Canadian aunt has been listing the things she’s still enjoying fresh from her garden.  Our own garden has been producing little bits yet.  I’ve gotta cook up some pumpkins and squash that got a bit...
A Grand Lady

A Grand Lady

This week we are waving our last goodbyes to a grand old lady.  I’m not so sure about the last goodbye part–she will live on in the lives of those of us left behind–goodbyes are messy like that.  I don’t know that it’s right to think of...

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