Eatin’ good

Eatin’ good

Spelt macaroni & goat cheese with chicken, fresh baby greens salad, and bread with fresh strawberry jamThis is the time of year when we start to feel really wealthy.  This week was a case in point.  On Wednesday we had to process a 1/2 goat for someone, so we had...
Whimsy

Whimsy

This word has been stuck in my head lately.  I finally looked it up.  It has to do with the odd or faniciful, capricious and playful, having more to do with whim or caprice than with reason or judgement.  Sometimes it seems that that simply defines life here on...
Pig Pic.s

Pig Pic.s

This weekend I got to spend some time with the pigs.  Mangalitsa pigs, I found, are inquisitive but not pushy, friendly but not as aggressively so as pigs we’ve had before.  They had “landmines” around, but not craters–they can dig but...

Taste of Mangalitsa

Last night we had the privilage of attending a Mighigan Land Use Institute event at the Grand Traverse Resort.  There were great chefs and farmers with samples of their skills.  There were people involved in all levels of the food industry to network with.  We had a...

Many Hands

“Many hands make light work.”       Margaret Clark Well, I know my Grandma didn’t invent that phrase, but it’s where I heard it.  Last night it proved true around here (again).  We had 2000 + watermelon plants to put in the ground.  They were...

Urban Chicks con’t

Today I was catching up on e-mail and read this blog article from MI Land Use Institute on this topic.  The original source is from the T.C. Record-Eagle.  It’s exciting to see chickens-in-the-city as a local possibility.  It really wasn’t that long ago...

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