The second question I’m asked about having a farm after “Where do you find the time?” is “How’d you learn to do X?” Generally, X is often about something related to livestock care, but I also occasionally get questions about gardening or other aspects of farm life. I learn about things the way I assume most…… Continue reading How’d You Learn to do X?
“Where do you find the time?” This is the most common question I get regarding our move to a 24-acre farm 6 months ago. Since I mostly stay put these days I don’t burn a bunch of time in travel or simply the stress of not being home. That gives me quite a lot of…… Continue reading Where do you find the time?
This week I hit a milestone, which for most of the world isn’t much of a milestone at all. I slept in my own bed every night for 3 months straight for the first time since 2009. Unlike the rest of the world in some of my circles of friends, this is an achievement. I…… Continue reading Reflections on Staying Put
Sometimes eating at the Most Basic Ingredient level is simply a matter of planning ahead and preserving. Today around lunch time I was starving and thinking that we didn’t have anything quick and easy in the house. Previously I would have just grabbed a microwave burrito, okay let’s be clear previously last week during lunch.…… Continue reading How’d I do on Lunch?
Basic ingredients don’t have to be in opposition of local ingredients, but lately I’ve been thinking quite a lot about the value of each
The minimum basic ingredient is the most simple piece you can buy to make food. What is at the root of what I am eating?