Farm Personalities: Meet Sparkle

Farm Personalities: Meet Sparkle

If you have been to my house, chances are you have met Thomas (the Barred rock hen) and Lazarus (the White Leghorn, who also surprised us as a hen), but there is a new personality emerging- and she’s quite the catch! Meet...
Smoked sausage and Succotash

Smoked sausage and Succotash

There’s nothing better than cooking in cast iron over an open fire. Is it the perfectly brown edges? Or the even cooking from the iron? Maybe its just that I feel completely pioneer-ish with the fire and combine that with delicious...
Foxes and Engine Boxes

Foxes and Engine Boxes

Last year at this time we saw baby foxes frolicking in the field. A few weeks later they had a winner winner chicken dinn….er……breakfast.  That was the last time we had trouble with the foxes, but as luck would have it,...
Nutty granola and a rant about clean eating

Nutty granola and a rant about clea...

Clean eating. It’s kind of a buzz word nowadays, but I’ve found that everyone has a different definition. Some folks say that “clean eating ” is: -low fat (and high in refined foods) -low carb (and high in...
Quinoa and Weeds: foraging for dinner

Quinoa and Weeds: foraging for dinn...

Why hello, bloggity blog. After nearly a year of writer’s block and uninspired cooking, I have a recipe to share. And I’m pretty sure you won’t be expecting these ingredients. And yes, we are eating backyard weeds. Here...