December 23rd, 2019– Wrapping Up a Green Christmas

Wrapping Up a Green Christmas I am done for Christmas preps.  Done with planning, shopping, buying and wrapping.  Wrapping is the easiest part because of what we did years ago to simplify things. I had one of those lightbulb moments that come along all too rarely for me.  I was tired of spending money on… Continue reading December 23rd, 2019– Wrapping Up a Green Christmas

December 9th, 2019– Diversity

Diversity There was a story from ABC news this morning on my news feed about the alarming loss of genetic diversity in farm animals.  Australia is particularly hard hit. Their inability to import new pig genetics for example means they have to keep their existing breeds viable because once they lose something it’s gone for… Continue reading December 9th, 2019– Diversity

November 25th, 2019 — Our Local Thanksgiving

Our Local Thanksgiving We’re big on local; shopping local, eating local and making the holiday local.  This year we’ll start with the centerpiece of any Thanksgiving, the turkey. Our turkeys’ are grown by Kyle’s co-worker, Pete.  Pete’s turkeys are so fabulously delicious, flavorful and moist that after having one you’ll want to march back to… Continue reading November 25th, 2019 — Our Local Thanksgiving

November 4th, 2019 — The Orchard

The Orchard I think we can now call the collection of fruit trees we’ve added to the backyard an orchard.  Saturday we doubled its size when we added two apple trees, two peaches and a pear (again, partridge not included).  We already had two cherry trees, two peaches and a pear, so this adds five… Continue reading November 4th, 2019 — The Orchard