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...
Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup

“Grandma knew best,” chicken soup is a great remedy when sick.  I’ve found that the broth from an old layer hen is the richest, tastiest, most satisfying food when it’s chilly outside or I’m not feeling up to par.  I’m offering here...
Grass

Grass

Harvesting sunlight: that’s what we do.  At a “grazing school” we recently attended, one of the presenters said, “There are very few free lunches in this world….The sun is one of them.”  One of the things we knew and had reinforced...

Today was a typical Tuesday.  The Crew did about 180 chickens by 11:00, then pitched in to do odd jobs, including the building of a new outhouse.  The packing crew got the orders filled and the chilled birds tucked in the cooler till tomorrow.  A busy but not...
Pigs on Pasture

Pigs on Pasture

The pigs are loose! Fortunately they’re loose in the next field over.  And they’re supposed to be loose in there.  The pasture Mark planted in April is finally grown enough to put the Mangalitsas in to graze the greens and dig the roots.  This particular...