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...

Urban Chicks

This article from the LA Times, Backyard Chickens on the Rise, highlights a front in the local food movement that we’ve discussed with my sister, who lives near Grand Rapids.  She told me this week of a gentleman down there who was told he had to get rid of his...

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