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...

Food Systems

If you are new to the local food movement and food systems in general, or even if you aren’t, this is an interesting article by Dr. Mercola.  The video in it is of Micheal Pollan, who is considered a guru in the local food movement.  Just a bit more...

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